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Old School Team Whips


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I've come across some cool shots of team vans. I dig that 70's and 80's styling. The "team van" was such an essential component of the old school BMX experience. We've all heard the classic tales about team vans... from Sandy's stories about speeding tickets for the Diamond Back team van, to the myriad Briethaupt van stories that have become mythologized into some of the essential stories in BMX folklore. Whether it was the early cross country Scot Enterprises with the plywood bunks that were prone to collapse to the camo bus... probably the best known team whip of all. Some of you have your own classic tales no doubt.

Anyway... if you have or find some good pics of team whips post 'em up.

Thruster
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Schwinn
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Tartan team
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TufNeck Van / Mongoose Van
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SE team from the east coast - the Hutellin team
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SE.bus.SBrothers.OKC.branded.jpg

I took this shot at the 1981 ABA Grand national in OKC.

SE bus... I was in awe. SE was core.

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That Tuf neck van is badass. I'd still drive that with an REO Speedwagon shirt and some tinted glasses :lol:

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Great post, I love old vans. Whenever I see old BMX race pics or video I look for the vehicles in the background--of course they were mostly vans. I would love to have an old Dodge Tradesman with slotted mags.

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Haro Drawing from BMXA Oct 78, kinda fitting for this thread.
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and now back on topic: this popped up in the Facebook stream... Bob Haro's photo I think. Pretty cool. Peep the refreshments on the roof of the van. This van is awesome.
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This was at Sandhill in Brentwood Nor-Cal about 1980. The van belonged to the Track Director Phil Zipe.Andybmx11.jpg

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and now back on topic: this popped up in the Facebook stream... Bob Haro's photo I think. Pretty cool. Peep the refreshments on the roof of the van. This van is awesome.
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That's quite a line up of heavy hitters!.
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... diggin' the Champagne of Beers!

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I always like this Mongoose Suburban.

Cool Graphics :)

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yeah... that's killer, I was hoping someone would post that.

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that haro rig is pretty cool.
my guess is the shag carpeting is a rich golden brown.

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I looks A-team van inspired. I dig it. Where's the wing on the back? :)

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GT Rig out of Austin with Kevin Hull jumping over it and Ferrari jump as well. :OSThumbsUpPeace[1]:

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SE van spotting in the background

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not a "team whip" per say, but I always associated this ad with bmx and cars.. oh and sweet mustaches haha. One of our very own:
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Team Aguilera collection

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Anyone have any pics of some more BMX ad's with the pro's rides? I seem to remember a Convertible Low rider? and what is that I see in the background? :power.of.suggestion:

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SE van spotting in the background

van? what van oh! there is a van in the back round!

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profile anyone?

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Just a few more
VW Camper Van Team Mongoose (Overseas?)
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Haro Team Vans, (One Race with Team Trailer One Freestyle team?)
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Newer school old school vw.. I spy a Tuff on the back.
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85 GT Freestyle Team van and Trailer (from rad)
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Edited by bmx bandit, 16 March 2012 - 10:04 PM.





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