John Crews and Stu Thomsen in Australia 1980

Two great shots of two of the biggest names ever in BMX. Showing the guys down under how the Yanks do it, and asking the burning question, “Who the hell is Jamie Hayles?”

John Crews Australia 1980

Stu Thomsen Australia 1980

“(c)1983 by Wizard Publications Inc. Used by permission.”

1981 Haro ad featuring Jeff Ruminer

This has to be one of the cleanest, most colorfull ads in the history of BMX. Top riders all dialed in from head to toe. Stunning colors. This is what being Most factory was all about. From a 1981 advertisement, we see Redline’s “Flyin Okie” Jeff Ruminer.

Jeff Ruminer 1981

February 1981 Cover

John Crews and a bunch of Yanks taking on the Australians. John Crews was a popular Northern California racer and very talented jumper. He continues to live in NorCal and owns a bike shop.

John Crews

“(c)1983 by Wizard Publications Inc. Used by permission.”

Redline Team Racers 1974-1994

In the early days Redline for some reason didn’t sponsor riders or a team. They did support riders like John Palfreyman (Ricks Bike Shop) seen in the early Redline advertisements and both Bob Hadley and Byron Friday (Pedaler’s West). The first Redline team debuted in 1978. **Click on the headline for full list**

  • Jon Anderson 1981-1985 (Nor Cal)
  • Scott Clark 1985 (Nor Cal)
  • David Clinton1978 (So Cal)
  • John Crews 1979-1981 (Nor Cal)
  • Dennis Dain 1978 (So Cal)
  • Jason Donell 1990-1993 (So Cal)
  • Steve Givens 1978 (So Cal)
  • Billy Griggs 1986-1990 (So Cal)
  • Greg Grubbs 1982 (Nebraska)
  • Turnell Henry 1987 (So Cal)
  • Greg Hill 1978 (So Cal)
  • “Rocket” Rich Houseman 1990-1992 (Washington)
  • Mike King 1991-1992 (So Cal)
  • Jeff Kosmala 1982 (So Cal)
  • Jeff Ruminer 1980-1981 (Oklahoma)
  • D.D. Leone 1982-1984 (Louisiana)
  • Scott Matual 1994 (Washington)
  • Ray Obolewicz 1982
  • Brandon Rousch 1991-1992 (So Cal)
  • “Chicken” George Seevers 1984-1985 (Nevada)
  • Robert Swick 1984-1985 (So Cal)
  • Stu Thomsen 1978-1982 (So Cal)
  • Kiyomi Waller 1990 (So Cal)
  • Robert Zahnow 1990-1992 (So Cal)
  • Shawn Zorio 1991-1992 (So Cal)

***List is not yet complete***