Is anyone aware of any video footage of this event. It was held late December in 1985 at the Manchester Armory. Everyone was there, including Mike Dominguez, RL Osborn, Ron Wilkerson, Woody Itson, and many others. It marked a turning point for the AFA by being one of the first truly national events. Some notables at this event included Woody Itson's gold Trick Star, Mike Dominguez riding a Diamond Back, and a couple of huge attempts at a canyon 540 over a wedge ramp that I'll never forget. There were also a few local riders from the Northeast that got to receive a little more recognition from the area, like Dennis Langlais, as well as others.
Here's a pic showing many of the pros, who, at this particular moment may have been getting the run order.
What a great day this was for anyone interested in this sport back then. You can see Mike D. to the far right, helmet freshly spray-painted to cover the Hutch/old sponsors logos. I think that's Fred Blood in the center with RL looking on. Not too sure but I think Eddie Fiola is in the red shirt with the white helmet just left of center.
This was my first competition, and I really had little idea just how significant it was with the exception of all the pros being there. The fact that AFA history was being made never entered my mind. I also got to meet Rick Moliterno that day too. I knew he was a new factory team member for Hutch, but I don't think I had gotten the chance to read about him. He gave me some pointers on getting into a Miami Hopper. Never forgot it. Great guy.
If anyone has any pictures or video from this event, please post. I'm particularly interested in video. It doesn't appear to be out there on the web yet.