March 1988 Bike Test in BMX Action

26 08 2009

**All photos from BMX Action are property of BMX Action and Bob Osborn. Do not use or reproduce without his expressed written permission**

This bike test appeared in the March 1988 issue of BMX Action. Auburns first bike test ever. The photos taken during the day including the color shot below of the bike were taken just off the 57 Freeway in Diamond Bar, California. I was at this photo shoot.

It clearly states that this was a Prototype bike.  Since the issue was in March of 1988, these photos were probably taken late in 87. That means Auburn was born in 1987 with production probably beginning at the end of 1987 also or the start of 1988.




April 1988 Auburn BMX advertisement

26 08 2009

Old school cool. The Red Rocket.

88 Auburn CR20

December 1988 advertisement

26 08 2009

This is a classic old Aubrun add. Shows first two factory flyers, Todd Corbitt and Danny Millwee, both I believe were living in SoCal at the time. What I like best about this add is the cool Mitsubishi Factory Van. Years later when I would co found Hyper Bicycles, that van was still an inspiration to my partner and myself. We also wanted a trick looking team vehicle.