Urethane Revolution: The Birth of Skate—San Diego 1975

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One crazy year on the California coast—in 1975 a hippie skunkworks, bred in garages and shacks, launched the modern skater movement. Strap in for a wild ride replete with two car chases, two plane crashes, a massive truck bomb, Colombian narcos, the Mafia, senior White House staff, a gypsy fortuneteller, three straight-up miracles, Jacques Cousteau, big piles of cocaine and naked hippie chicks. Author John O’Malley was in the thick of it all, and he retraces the trip that starts with a bang and races to a melt-in-your-mouth ending.
ISBN: 9781467139908
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: Sports
Images: 95
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
John O’Malley was part of the original Skunkworks crew from Encinitas, California. Along with his partner, Jack Graham, John created the first skateparks. He is a multimedia designer. He only writes when it’s absolutely necessary.
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