Burnout: Machine Memories Part 3 - KOTR
In 2006 Toy Machine made the foolhardy decision to go up against the Zero team on the King of the Road. We got last place, sure, but I'd like to think we got first place in good times. Well, maybe more like 2nd or 3rd.
No one could accuse Ed of not giving it his all. This is shortly after his spray tan for the Miami guido challenge.
Confidence has never been his short suit. He got past the velvet rope, no problem.
Simulated madness at Austin's Psycho Ditch.
Layton was nearing the peak of his powers. Overly-uber fronside 360 in San Angelo, Texas.
Billy's always reliable for a salad.
Josh grinding into the Buddy Holly fountain in Lubbock, Texas - recently dismantled.
Matt B, with some sort of Rasta joke.
This would have made a good 'Anatomy.'
Layton in Austin.
Someone gets their board focused.
Totally partied with Sieben - oww-owwww!!!
Matt B took care of the over-40s. No problem.
Josh grinded that rail at UT to 180 out.
Pre-Internet celeb status, Kincade was just along for the fun.
After we explained what it was, Josh had no problem with the sweeper. 'You mean I just jump on it and drop back in?'
Victorville smith. When Josh nailed this, we all thought maybe we had a chance.
Malcolm Watson was awesome as our mystery guest. He even got the tattoo. Seems pretty tame these days, but at the time, I was really surprised.
I went for the worst haircut. Grimes barely batted an eye.
There were some good times, but for a few it was the worst time ever. That's the way KOTR is, I suppose.
Ups and downs. Strikes and gutters.
3/24/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew sparks a sesh at the infamous Five Docks park. Remember when street skaters could barely grind a bowl?
3/24/2017Unlike 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!
3/24/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew hits the downtown Sydney streets, ending with an epic sesh/dance party at good ol' Martin Place.
3/24/2017Teammates, 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!
3/24/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew fires it up, only to get stymied by a human skatestopper. Ishod skids big and Kwalks snags the cover.
3/24/2017Legends, tykes and lurkers alike – who doesn't love an '80s sized vert ramp?
3/24/2017Vans' 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.
3/24/2017Chief and the boys premiered the latest installment of their popular No Cash Value series, this one starring Dane, Brockman and Windsor.
3/24/2017Elliot Sloan had a vert jam at his house in Vista because, as you know, Vista still rips.
3/24/2017Last stop for the Vans demo demolishers and Chima, Matt B, Dan Lu and the boys go out with a bang!