Archive for the 1980 Category

1980 CYC Panther

Posted in 1980 on December 19, 2010 by Racer

This image is from BMX Plus! test of the CYC Panther.


Owen Dowdy – Factory CYC

Posted in 1980, CYC Team Riders on January 27, 2010 by Racer

I recently spotted this photo from a 1980 issue of “Bicycle Motocross Action”. It covered a race in Missouri and showed the Missouri hot shoes sitting in the pits. Owen Dowdy was on his bike in the picture. I read at the site Vintage BMX that Owen has passed away. Man i still feel 19 , its hard to believe so many great racers are no longer with us.

1980 NBmxA Winter Nationals

Posted in 1980, CYC Team Riders on October 28, 2009 by Racer

The 1980 NBmxA Winter Nationals were covered by BMX Plus!

The picture of is of a local rider, Charles Davis from Las Vegas doing it for CYC.


At the same race it shows 1979 NBA #1 X (SoCal) rider Tom Christopher aboard a CYC Ames Stormer.

It looks to me like he is wearing a CYC Jersey as the rider above him is.



1979-80 CYC Luja Uniforms

Posted in 1980, CYC Advertisements on September 7, 2009 by Racer

This is an 1980 ad for the short lived Luja uniform company. Dont know if they were a part of CYC or simply sponsored the team.


Below is a 1979 ad for Luja. CYC still used to 78 jersey but has switched from the Bill Walters leathers.  In 79 you can see the switched the color stripe on the side of the pants to match the new 79 jersey.


Can anyone NAME the rider in either advertisment and tell me if they were Factory CYC?

January 1980 advertisement

Posted in 1980, CYC Advertisements on November 29, 2008 by Racer

This is a large two page black and white ad. It shows that CYC was heavily into distibuting as much as selling their own brand. The ad shows that they carry numberplates. It shows a CYC Numberplate! Thats something Ive never seen before. It looks like it was made by the same people that made the Cooks Bros. plate.

These ads also show some of the parts they carried on the time and would have been found on their complete bikes and custom builds they did.



This part of a second two page add in the same issue of BMXA. The Ames Stormer part of the add can be seen elsewhere on this site. This part of the add features the Tri-Moly Panther and Mild Steel Stormer MX.