Archive for the '1979' Category

27
Mar
10

Legendary racers bike being restored

Mitch Tramm has uncovered a hidden treasure. The actual 1979 race bike of Powerlite Factory Pro , Mike Rice!  Mike hailed (may still) from Washington which had one of the early biggest and fastest Pro scenes. Only California and probably Texas, Florida and New Jersey had as many pros in 1979.  Mitch has begun restoring Mike Rice’s bike. The bike and Mike were captured in a 2 page color photo spread by “Bicycle Motocross Action” (all pictures used courtesy Bob Osborn and can not be used or reproduced without his expressed written permission).

Obviously at the 79 ABA Tacoma, Washington National Mike made a name for himself. He also must have gotten the hook up from Bob Haro as you can see he is running his ABA issued Pro Plate in the photo. But in the restoration his 79 Haro plate also survived all these years. Note the ultra rare Powerlite stem. This build is a special one for sure.

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01
Jun
08

1979 Everything Bicycles Advertisement

This shows the bottom half of the full page ad for Everything Bicycles. The top half featured Torker bikes. Everything Bicycles was a large distributor located down the street from BMX Action. This may have been the first ad showing Powerlite in living color.

Janurary/February 1979

Jan/Feb 1979 Advertisement




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