Burnout: KOTR Memories 2003



Gearing up for KOTR 2010, has me thinking about all the great King of the Roads from yesteryear. Here's some photos out of the KOTR 2003 box.


Burnout: KOTR Memories 2003
Atlanta legend, Fred Reeves, wasn't quite sure what to make of us when we assailed him at an X-treme park, but was a good sport and helped us out anyway.

Burnout: KOTR Memories 2003
Johnny Layton wasn't even on the actual Toy team when he joined the KOTR.

Burnout: KOTR Memories 2003
Gareth, Diego and Beagle (Josh Beagle) tackle the dreaded Natas Spin challenge somewhere in Florida.

Burnout: KOTR Memories 2003
It's not a KOTR unless there's some half-gay shit in there.

Burnout: KOTR Memories 2003
Adrian Mallory, crooked ground the ATL rock rail.

Burnout: KOTR Memories 2003
A spookily symmetrical Fowler.

Burnout: KOTR Memories 2003
One of the best backside disaster slides in the biz.

Burnout: KOTR Memories 2003
Now that's a KOTR smile, boy!

Burnout: KOTR Memories 2003
Scott Bourne was our Mystery Guest. Double axle over the real shallow stairs of Tahoe's Strawberry Lodge.

Burnout: KOTR Memories 2003
Scott's got one of those inverts that looks like an egg in photos. To put it in modern terms, like if a dude's varial heel looked like a hardlfip in the air. Yeah, that's probably not helping.

Burnout: KOTR Memories 2003
When you think about it, it's pretty wild that Josh Beagle got his name taken by another dude. Front rock.

Burnout: KOTR Memories 2003
He was a great TM who didn't skip over life's finer things.

Burnout: KOTR Memories 2003
KOTR always brings together an eclectic mix - Tony E, Pommier, Harold, Caswell and a zombie Scuba, for example.

Burnout: KOTR Memories 2003
The best skater of all my old friends, Jason Phares was one of the reasons the KOTR became legendary. I just realized this photo is flopped. Fuck. You get the idea.

Burnout: KOTR Memories 2003
Like I said, Johnny was flow when he came on the trip. After his outstanding performance on KOTR however, the boards, shoes, chicks and cars came in quick succession ....

Burnout: KOTR Memories 2003
but I can say I knew him when he was a regular kid - just trying to shred.

  • Burnout: Tha Docks

    Burnout: Tha Docks
    The SOTY Down Unda crew sparks a sesh at the infamous Five Docks park. Remember when street skaters could barely grind a bowl?
  • Burnout: Sydney Sunday

    Burnout: Sydney Sunday
    Unlike in the USA, downtown is still a go on the Lord's day Down Under. Pilz, Louie, Chima, Ishod, Na-kel and the boys take full advantage. Amen!
  • Burnout: Just There

    Burnout: Just There
    The SOTY Down Unda crew hits the downtown Sydney streets, ending with an epic sesh/dance party at good ol' Martin Place.
  • Burnout: Lizzie's Pro!

    Burnout: Lizzie's Pro!
    Teammates, legends and bros converge at the local ramp to surprise Lizzie Armanto with her spankin' new Thrasher cover and first Birdhouse pro model. How sweet it is!
  • Burnout: Pinch vs Wedge

    Burnout: Pinch vs Wedge
    The SOTY Down Unda crew fires it up, only to get stymied by a human skatestopper. Ishod skids big and Kwalks snags the cover.
  • Burnout: A Little Vert

    Burnout: A Little Vert
    Legends, tykes and lurkers alike – who doesn't love an '80s sized vert ramp?
  • Burnout: No Way!

    Burnout: No Way!
    Vans' surprise end-of-the-year video "No Other Way" starring Kyle Walker, Elijah Berle and the rest of the Waffle Squad premiered at Black Hollywood Wednesday – the perfect Turkey Day pre-party. 
  • Burnout: No Bucks Given

    Burnout: No Bucks Given
    Chief and the boys premiered the latest installment of their popular No Cash Value series, this one starring Dane, Brockman and Windsor. 
  • Burnout: Hot Doggin'

    Burnout: Hot Doggin'
    Elliot Sloan had a vert jam at his house in Vista because, as you know, Vista still rips. 
  • Burnout: Beantown

    Burnout: Beantown
    Last stop for the Vans demo demolishers and Chima, Matt B, Dan Lu and the boys go out with a bang!