We buy interesting old boards 60s/70s/early 80s in good condition. Email alasdairlindsay75@gmail.com . Also wanted - Surfing UK , British Surfer and Surf Insight magazines .
Above photo - copyright Rennie Ellis photographer archive

Saturday, 26 December 2009

1967 Bilbo skateboard

Gavin has sent some shots of his rare 60s Bilbo skateboard along with its original how to skate leaflet. Gavin got it from the original owner who says he bought it in around 1967. Bilbo started to make skateboards in 1965 after first importing Roller Derby models from the USA. With deck by Bilbo and wheels by Hobie, this is thought to be the first commercial European skateboard, and because of it Bilbo's mail order business soared.





Its great to have the original leaflet with photos of skaters above Towan beach in Newquay.Note rule no 14 - Parents act your age, skateboarding is for youngsters !





















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