I can remember racing at the Nowra Track b4 the air gate & timing were installed.
They often hosted big events that would draw the "usual suspects" down from Sydney to steal their trophies.
I have no idea why none of the Champion Cycles team didn't make the journey down for NSW State Plates.
I do remember running into Caferacer with my brother one night in Nowra just after he had been questioned
by the local Cops as to why he was riding around the streets late at night.....No comment as to what we were
doing riding our bikes around Nowra at that time of night , least we didn't get caught
Ryde Skatepark in the real early days , I think I'm carving the mini bowl in this picture.
I had good faith in my Board riding back then , but absolutely no faith in the safety gear I owned , so I stayed
outta the Big Bowl (genuinely scary) & could get a reasonable ride to slam ratio in the halfpipe without breaking
any bones , that said , swapping up from 4 little wheels to 2 X 20inch wheels was the best transport & lifestyle change
I ever made.
I still got the Tony Alva signature board somewhere & Matt has the same vintage board with a signature deck by a guy called
Tony Hawk , we didn't know who he was , but the underside graphics of a skeleton with a sword looked cool so he bought it ,
down in Burwood Skate Shop <heh>