Lots of things have been going on with Unscene recently so thought I would share some of what’s been going on.
Firstly, all the sponsors are now locked for the Exhibit. Colony BMX is our major sponsor, followed by Hicks Sign Co, Vans, Jugglers Art Space and Robertos Custom Powder. Matt O’Sullivan over at Waxlyric has sent through the finalised artwork for the promotional material and it looks awesome. Matty is a Brisbane Flatlander from the 90s who has become a successful and highly experienced designer and photographer. It’s awesome to have guys like Matt and the Unscene sponsors helping out on this project, it really shows the love these guys have for BMX and our local history!
The photography backdrop and lighting arrived a few weeks back and my wife and I have been playing around photographing all the items which will be on display at the Exhibit. The purpose behind this is to document any locally bought and owned items from the ’85-’95 period and add it to the archives to help retain their historical significance.
The interviewing process has started up again. Recently I caught up with Todd Neville and Jeff Copwick. These guys had a lot to say about riding on the outskirts on Brisbane, how they came to meet other riders, and session new spots around Brisbane. I also interviewed Crossley Cycles owner Richard Crossley. Crossleys is Brisbane’s oldest BMX-only store and has been home to many riders for a long, long time. This week I am meeting with Gavin Hyde from the old G&J Cycles store in Capalaba. For those of you who don’t know, Gavin built quite a few local custom Freestyle frames including the Prody frames, Fakie’s Pygmie and other custom jobs and alterations. You can learn more about these great people at the Exhibit this October.
Unscene now has an instagram hashtag #unscenehistory. There are some great behind-the-scene pics and this will be another place to check in on Unscene updates that you won’t necessarily see on the website or Facebook.
Last but not least, in 2014 I will be starting a new page on the Unscene website listing competition results from many of the Freestyle comps from all over Australia. This page should be a great reference tool about the comps, the riders who attended, and generally the evolution of the sport side of Freestyle. If you have any old trophies, magazine clippings or any other info you think may be suitable please email me at email@example.com.