History Lesson – Accept No Substitutes indeed.

If you checked out the Skateboard Fieber site for earlier Made for Skate shows, they used this image to promote the show and I just wanted to point out the 1975 image by Jim Evans that the poster image is ahem… paying homage to. Cadillac Wheels ad – back cover of Skateboarder Magazine Volume 2 Number 4. Yeah I know, they modernized the image by referencing stencil graffiti, and vert skaters don’t understand modern street skating.

The Zurich page features some pretty cool skateboard memorabilia from the Skatelab collection.

6 Comments

  1. The real question is, where did you find that image from Skateboarder Magazine Volume 2 Number 4.

  2. In my basement dude, I think I have the first couple of years. I got that first issue (Vol.2 No.1) with Greg Weaver on the cover in the mail. I subscribed when they announced it in Surfer magazine to which I also subscribed at the time.

  3. Click link to see who the guy is in the illustration. Local photographer r.r. jones is the skater. He is a good friend and super talented.

  4. You don’t happen to have that original photo around do you? That would be amazing to see.

  5. I don’t have the original photo. Stan at http://www.bahneskateboards.com/products.htm bought the rights and did a reprint of all of the ads and made small posters. I’ll ask r.r. if he has the photo. He will get a kick out of the fact it is still being used. He was 16 when he did the shoot for Jim.

  6. That photo before they re-did it was of Gregg Weaver, the Cadillac Kid. He was the skater who always skated barefoot.

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