Flyers. As many will recall, scooter people planned entire weekends around those 8.5 x 11-inch golden tickets.Whether it was for rallies, shows, races, or club parties, flyers were the only reliable way to promote and find out about events. There wasn’t a flight jacket or glove box that didn’t contain a few flyers crumpled into a pocket or wedged behind a bottle of two stroke.
Well, I haven’t given much thought to them for years, but recently we moved into a new place, and while packing things up, I found a box crammed full of 45s and a manila envelope stuffed with old flyers.
While I don’t have a turntable anymore, I do have a scanner. So I figured I’d share these flyers with other scooter folks, but especially those who will remember them, in hopes that this little time tunnel will spark a walk down memory lane.
The flyers range from approximately 1984 to 1988; are from OC, LA, SF (Bay Area), and Sacto; and run the gamut from major event promotions to quick signs for somebody’s house party.Enjoy the trip.
– David K.
PS: I also found a couple old issues of Wha-am! magazine. Maybe I’ll try scanning in some pages. However, I may die of embarrassment in the process.