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1970’s Light Vehicle

My friend Marty brought in this killer 1970’s Campbell Brothers Bonzer with the Light Vehicle bottom.
I love how futuristic these boards are, especially for 1977. It’s like discovering a 35 year jet pack at a garage sale and wondering why we don’t all have one now.
Check out previous post featuring modern and vintage Light Vehicle Bonzers: clicky 
Get a Campbell Brothers t-shirt with the original “Be Mindfull” pyramid logo:
clicky

Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction Sat May 11th

WHERE: OC FAIR & EVENTS CENTER – LOS ALAMITOS / OC SPAN / ANAHEIM BUILDINGS
WHEN: MAY 11, 2013 – PREVIEW OPEN AT NOON – VIP COCKTAIL/DINNER RECEPTION 3-5PM – LIVE AUCTION 5PM
WHAT: A FUNDRAISER FOR THE SURFING HERITAGE & CULTURE CENTER WHY: TO PRESERVE, PROMOTE AND PRESENT SURFING
General admission $10 no bidding Bidding packages $25 VIP $100 (almost sold out) Buy tickets online clicky www.thevintagesurfauction.com
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*This is going to be a fun event. Even you if you are not into bidding on radical surfboards you should make it a date night for the music, food and drinks, mingling and culture.

Vintage 8’3″ Wayne Lynch Involvment Surfboard

At Surfy Surfy on loan right now we have Patrick Leahy’s original Wayne Lynch Involvment surfboard circa ’67. 

Wayne Lynch carving it up during the Shortboard Revolution 

Early Wayne Lynch Involvment ad. 

The bottom is battle scarred. The board has been restored with a fresh hot coat and gloss, whomever did it wisely left the patina. 

Resin pinline. This nose template is still widely used today. 

Not sure if the resin leash loop is original or added later. 

These rock scars would explain why leashes became instantly popular. 

Fin systems have always been part of surfboard evolution. 

Great logo. Anyone know the original artist? 

This board was on display at the premiere of Jack McCoy’s new ambitious surf film A Deeper Shade of Blue at the Hawaiian Hilton Village in Waikiki on Feb 6th. 

*special thanks to Patrick Leahy of West Wetsuits for sending me to Hawaii for the premiere screening. It was an honor and an incredible trip.
Check out A Deeper Shade of Blue for screenings in your area.
visit westsurfing.com/

*update: here is the fin which is still in Australia

1972 David Nuuhiwa

Our trippy neighbor Dan has a thing for cool old boards from the 70’s. He brought down this David Nuuhiwa single fin the other day. 

Triple red paper stringer glue up. Classic dolphin stencil airbrush. 

Dolphin stencil detail. 

The nose is a little beat. 

The now iconic David Nuuhiwa eagle logo. 

It’s always good when vintage boards have original fins. Note the old janky way of attaching early leashes. 

It’s had it’s lumps of the past 40 years but it’s watertight. In fact, Dan rode it the other night. 

Amazingly this board survived having a leash cup installed. Nice outline too. 

This board was a Christmas gift! It reads, Merry Christmas David. Love Daddy, Fran  & Mayarie 1972 

Dan has put this board up for sale SOLD at Surfy Surfy Surf Shop. It has lots of patina, has a soft spot on the deck. A little TLC and it’s good to go. Here is a clip of David Nuuhiwa from the 1972 film Rainbow Bridge,

Tim Orr’s Refurb 70’s Sunset

From the inbox,

 Aloha Thursday JP, Howzit!
 Here’s a follow up on the Sunset board that I am finishing up on today. I did an acid splash resin job on the bottom to hide the dings. The topside will be painted on the inside of the cutlaps with black chalkboard paint …it is to be used as signage for a shop up at the 4 Seasons here in Kona. I just thought you guys might dig seeing it…I thought your Dad might like the Sunset splash job. The board was trashed…now it’s functional art.
 Take care, peace & aloha from Big Island,
 Tim Orr Pure Life Surfboards Hawaii