This project had been on my plate for quite some time.
Original 1970’s Sunset Thumb refurbishment (with Microgroove bottom!)
It needs some tender loving care and will ride again.
From the June 1979 issue of Surfer Magazine. Article by Ken McKnight.
The under water shot of the Microgrooves in action was done by Warren Bolster. The rider is Kenny Mann, the sander at Moonlight Glassing. Apparently Kenny ran over Bolster during this photo shoot at Swami’s and gashed him pretty good.
See previous post of Tim Orr with his uber vintage Bonzer quiver, Top of the Pyramid.
Tim Orr is a stoked surfer/shaper in Hawaii who shapes his own Bonzer vehicles and collects vintage Campbell Brothers Bonzers.
This groovy quiver shot is in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Bonzer surfboard.
36 or so Bonzers by Malcolm and Duncan Campbell, Eaton, Bing and Tim himself.
Friend of Surfy Surfy Mark buys and sells lots of unique vintage surfboards. A couple of years ago he came across this incredible Campbell Brothers Bonzer Light Vehicle. Glassed and airbrushed by one of the original Bonzer test pilots Cliff Collinge. It’s a safe guess the art is a tribute to the famous 1973 play or 1977 film adaption of Equus (I confess to have never seen Equus and knew little about it before looking up the linked Wikipedia page. The story sounds a bit creepy but I am digging the equine godhead theme art).
Cliff cutback. Photo from Bonzer5.com
The Equus board is currently on display at Surfy Surfy Surf Shop…