Special & Funny Pictures
The idea of this page is to show you all a collection of special pictures of well known old school ánd other persons as well as some funny, action ánd different from normal BMX related pictures.
Gerrit Does on a Harley Road King during his 2005 ROUTE 66 trip - USA
Old school BMX professor Gerrit Does in action on a Harley Davidson during his Route 66 Adventure, Sept'. 2005.
Another grea trip took place in 2010, when Louis Vrijdag and myself made a trip through the South of the USA from Orlando to LA.
Frenchman Claude VuillemotAmev's Addie v.d. Ven showing off the MBK engined BMX bike
Around 1985 Motobecane (BMK) presented it's motorized BMX bike, called CRAZY BIKE.
Seen on the pictures here, Frenchman Claude Vuillemot - France (left) giving a demo during the Bercy Indoor and later on during the E.C.C. in Slagharen, Addie van de Ven of the Dutch Team AMEV showed off. Great stuff.
Around the mid '80, well known bicycle wholesaler Mr. Louis Verwimp of the company Lion d'Or, had a special bake made for handicapped youngsters. These three wheel bikes were great and allowed disabled youngsters to ride a BMX track, which at the time did bring a lot of joy to those younsters in Holland.
20 years ago now, a side-hack race in 1984. Check out the riders and their "monkeys".
Boy, was I wrong and I only did find that out last December 2003. Going through the tons of material I still have to check, I did find a BMX PLUS magazine with on the cover the shown HUTCH rider doing a back-flip.This picture was taken in November 1984 during the ABA Grands and the back-flip was performed by HUTCH rider Jose Yanez. So, I mustmake a correction now. Sorry TL! But Jose Yanez was first. Still we did have a first afterall because Todd Lyons did a back-flip NO HANDER and that was the first time for sure.
About every weekend, Gerrit Does and sons do ride their ATB's (all terrain bikes) in the woods surrounding Aalst-Waalre. It's great fun. GD is sponsored by SINISALO and still riding a GT bike ( GT I-drive 1.0)".
Since my sons got children, things changed a bit. I am now (since 2005) riding on my own most of the time and since 2014 once and a while together with former MX champ
and brother in law, Pierre Karsmakers. We are now in the 70+ ATB class and want to keep going as long as possible.
Old Skooler Pieter Does during the 2003 Valkenswaard European round Elite Championship. Pieter is racing since 1979 and at the moment the ONLY rider from the early days still racing (24 years now). Watching in the background with hands on the realling former Dutch and World Champs, Old Skoolers Anita van de Mortel (red jacket on left), Erik Dukino (middle) and Hennie Lemmens.
EC Round 4 in Valkenswaard, PD gettings 6th place.
During the 1st. European Challenge Cup in Slagharen- Holland in June 1984, many American Pro's returned to Ponypark Slagharen to race at the 1983 World Championship track. In this picture Pro-class is led by Eric Rupe (22) and show man Mike "the Clown" Miranda (24). Check out his face!
Eric Rupe leading Mike -the CLOWN- Miranda and Nelson Chanady
Another unique picture taken during a race at the European Championships of a rider in a Clowns outfit. His name Todd Lyons. During one of his moto's TL also made a 360 on a table top and even managed to stay in the same position he was (3rd spot). The Swedish crowd went wild! Todd Lyons in disguise.
The first ever no hander back-flip by TODD LYONS during the 1993 European Challenge Cup
The first ever no hander back-flip by Todd Lyons during the 1993 European Challenge Cup - Ponypark Slagharen - Holland International BMX and King of Dirt competition! Eric Abbadessa watching "TL" doing this great trick doing that back flip while jumping over Michel Lemal, announcing ánd lying on the ground in a prisoners outfit. Yahooo!
A few old friends of mine, picture taken some 25 years ago. Brings back great memories. Jim Jannard (Oakley) founder of Oakley in his car, taking to The Duke of Oakley, while RL Osborn and Mike Buff are jumping over Jim's expensive Porsche.
picture ....... In the Philippines they make good use of old BMX bikes. The make them into a BMX sidehack bike and use the as a bike-taxi as seen on this picture.