Articles in Vintage Skate History
Sk8 and Surf Memorabilia is a collection of Skateboard and Surf history, and memoriabilia collected over 50 years by Dave”Fibrefats” McIntyre from his days with G & S, Santa Cruz/Indy and as a professional skateboard judge. this historic collection is availble from Dave through his website sk8surfmemorabilia.com. The collection includes books, cassettes, DVDs, decals, magazines, posters, programs, contests, and team apparel.
I had a passion and knowledge of skateboarding and photography, but never have achieved what I did if I had not lived in the center of the best skate scene in the world at that time, and skating with some of the best skaters in the world I provided the inspiration and the impetus he needed to become a better photographer.
Wee Willy Winkle was now working hard on the snow board craze (never catch on…what was I thinking) Willy had partnered with Tom Sims to make some Skateboards and now was making these wooden Snowboards the one problem was they had no edges and these guys were in the wood business.
CalStreets was recently featured in A Book by Ben Marcus called ‘ The Skateboard: The Good , The Rad And The Gnarly ‘. Many Photo’s for this book were provided by CalStreets.com as well as many of the vintage skate ads.
Our friends at CalStreets.com were featured in a wicked book written by Sean Cliver! In this follow-up to Disposable: A History of Skateboard Art, Sean Cliver has assembled what is undoubtedly the most comprehensive visual overview of skateboards in print.
Dave Rochlen Speaks of Makaha and Hobie – Dave Rochlen was instrumental in organizing the Makaha skateboard team and later leading the Hobie team. As such, he was skateboarding’s first coach.