In 1977, Richard Pryor was cast in his first leading role as Wendell Scott in Greased Lightning. It is based on the true story of a black man who cracked the all-white world of stock-car racing, built cars from junkyard parts, endured taunts, overcame setbacks and won NASCAR and Grand National crowns.
We've been loyal customers of Red Wing Shoes since purchasing our first pair in 1994. We recently shipped a pair of boots to the Minnesota-based factory to be resoled, a common service which Red Wing provides. It's not free, (the cost is about 1/2 the price of a new pair of boots) but it's akin to receiving a new tires on a high performance racing machine. The feel and fit of the boot remains familiar and comfortable (no break-in period), but the tread is totally fresh and new.
Our buddy, photographer Jon Furlong, debuted his first solo exhibition this weekend at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles. Obey Clothing put together this short featuring Jon assembling and preparing works for the show.
How in the hell did I miss out on this Christmas gift in the 1970's?! It looks AMAZING...And dig that inline type on the box art! I wonder how many lucky 8 years olds that had the Spin Master from Mattel went on to have careers in the motorsport industry.