Posted by:on January 5th, 2016
I don’t know much about 70’s era R.A.C.O. skateboards other than they loved to use imagery on their products, even their metal boards had some kind of photo sublimation. The collection of fiberglass boards shown here features assorted beverage logos for Schlitz, Budweiser, Olympia, Pepsi, and 7-Up. It’s almost as if R.A.C.O. was the NHS of the 70’s in terms of branded boards. We should be glad that truck hole patterns were standardized. Imagine how much of a pin in the ass it would have been to drill for trucks with a triangular pattern.
For comparison, here’s another R.A.C.O. board with photo imagery, aluminum, not fiberglass. The description is from an old eBay auction archived on Worthpoint.
This is a R.A.C.O. MFG. INC. Skateboard from the 1970’s. It is a Desriee Von Essen Pro Model. It is an Aluminum metal board and flexs really nice. This board hasn’t been used, so is a great collectors piece. It has some small scratches and wear and tear from being moved around over the years. It is 24″ long 5.75″ wide across where her arms are. The wheels are clear red, 2.25″ tall and 2″ wide. The wheels have little bubbles on the inside of them because they didn’t know how to make wheels very good back in the day. It has APEX trucks that are on a three hole mount. This board is a must have if you collect vintage skateboards. Made in Whittier, California. USA. Thanks for looking.
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