Looking for information - 1980 BMX photograph

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  1. #1 Posted Dec 30, 2017

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    Does someone know any details regarding the events for this presentation of a Red Line BMX bicycle?

    Details from photo: 1980 International Festival of Cycling, RED LINE BMX Bicycle being presented by Miss Festival of Cycling & Stephen Constable.

    * What is the International Festival of Cycling?
    * Where did this take place in 1980?
    * Why was a Red Line BMX being presented?

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  2. #2 Posted Dec 31, 2017

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    My guess would be that Red Line (BMX manufacturer) was a sponsor of a contest related to the event. The picture looks like it was in a bike shop so maybe they also sold Red Line bikes. Roger
     
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  3. #3 Posted Dec 31, 2017

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    Not sure about the exact event but it looks like it occurred at the Gecko Leisure booth, Gecko was the parent company of both Redline and Kuwahara BMX.


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    kwoodyh, I did not know that Gecko was the parent company of both Redline. I believe you have a good point, this photo probably was taken in the Gecko booth at the International Festival of Cycling event. Now all I wonder is where that event took place in 1980?

    rhenning, You are probably correct, that the Red Line BMX bike was a prize at the International Festival of Cycling event.
     
  5. #5 Posted Jan 2, 2018

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    What is the origin of the photo? Is it the original or where did you come across it?


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