Hal Brindley & Leigh Ramsdell are together again to reprint limited editions of oldscool 2B, PLAY, and Useless t-shirts. Long live BMX!
Stretch Goal Added
If we make it to $6,066 we'll release the end of the above film. Want to find out Rufus' true identity? Will Hal & Leigh blow up? What was that thing they gave to Crandall? What was Hal's real secret mission when he went to the past? And does Leigh finally manage to punch Hitler? Pledge to our project and find out.
Heads Up! New Rewards!
We just added some sweet new rewards. We've decide to re-release one of 2B's most famous and rarest items, the Bowling Shirt. We're only making a limited number so if want to be one of the only people in the world to own one you have to get one of the ten BOWLING SHIRT rewards or one of the five ULTIMATE EVERYTHING PACKAGES (another new reward). We're also bringing back the 2B FLANNEL! Other new rewards include the HAT ONLY and the SWEATSHIRT ONLY in case you just want one of those. And finally, we're bringing out the ALL TEN SHIRTS reward. Can't decide which limited edition design you want? Get all ten plus a a bonus OldscoolBMX.com tee for only $175. Hot Damn!
P.S. If you get the new ULTIMATE EVERYTHING PACKAGE you'll also get a signed framed photo of Scamper, the most famous cat in BMX. Yes an actual paw print. (Scamper has appeared on at least 4 different Play shirts). There are only five of these packages available so git'em before they're gone.
Leigh Ramsdell and Hal Brindley are together again and they're going to bring back some of the original tee shirt designs from 2B, PLAY, and Useless. We need you to help us decide which ones to make. (and help us get our ancient conveyor dryer fixed)
In 1989 Hal Brindley started 2B Homecooked Garments along with his friend Steve Buddendeck. Within a few years it was voted the number one clothing brand in BMX. Leigh Ramsdell was one of 2B's first team riders. He went on to become Hal's roommate and 2B employee. In 1995 Hal started PLAY Clothes and Leigh started Useless and again they became two of the top brands in BMX. In 1999 Hal sold PLAY (it went under 6 months later) and became a traveling wildlife photographer and Leigh went on to become a team manager and designer in the BMX industry.
Now, fifteen years later, Leigh decided to get back into screen printing and miraculously acquired the original 2B printing equipment after four different owners. At nearly 25 years old, it's in pretty bad shape and the conveyor dryer needs some serious repair. We want to bring it back to life and print some of the original 2B, PLAY and Useless designs on our original equipment. That's where you come in.
Here's How it Works
We need you to pledge to our project and vote for your favorite classic tees to help us decide which shirts to make.
1) Choose a reward level on the right and pledge.
2) Go to our website http://www.oldscoolbmx.com/vote and look at the gallery of shirt designs.
3) Vote for your favorite design from 2B, PLAY or Useless
4) When the project is funded we tally the votes, fix the dryer, and print the top ten tees.
5) You get to choose which of the top ten tees you want and in what size (if you pledge $25 or more)
6) We ship your goodies to you!
We've got some other fun rewards over there so check'em out. We'll be printing some sweatshirts and we're even bringing back the original embroidered 2B logo baseball hat and the embroidered Useless logo knit beanie. And our favorite one of all is the PLAY/Useless Commercial re-release. We're going to remake our original commercial that appeared in Props in 1996. (Watch it below) and we're going to update it in our own special way. But we need somebody to play Joey the UPS driver and that somebody could be you. A truly historic honor indeed. (Joey was a very special guy).
A few lucky people can also get the Collector's Package which will be a treasure chest of all ten limited edition tees, a sweatshirt, a 2B hat, a Useless beanie and a collection of original memorabilia scrounged from Hal Brindley's attic. It will include one of the few remaining PLAY posters which appeared in Ride Magazine 1998 featuring the PLAY team dressed as the Village People. To make it extra awesome we're going to get each of the original team riders to sign it. Plus you'll find original catalogs, stickers, artwork and random cool artifacts from BMX history. After this you can start your own BMX museum.
And of course, for ten grand, I will actually rename my cat Scamper after you and make a commercial about it, featuring you. (that's a bargain.)
Thanks for visiting our project. We can't wait to get started. Thanks for your support!
- Hal and Leigh
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Our risks are low in that we've both printed thousands of shirts and this will be nothing new for us. However, we will face one challenge and that is repairing the dryer. If it turns out the dryer can't be repaired, we'll be acquiring a new (used) dryer. That's why we've set the amount at $2000, because it would cover the potential expense of replacing the dryer. Everything else is business as usual.
Nope. For example, you can vote for the I LOVE SWEET CORN and then choose to have the Fork sent to you from the top ten shirts. And keep in mind that the shirt you voted for may not even make it into the top ten. (Then you'll have to place a whole bunch of one dollar pledges to vote it up)
Heck yeah! You get to choose the type of tee you want (men or women’s), the size you want (we’ll even make an extra small for your baby if the design will fit) and the color (if we’re offering multiple colors on that design). We’ll sort out all those details with you by email once the project closes.
Unfortunately it looks like Kickstarter won't let you pledge twice with the same info, you can only change your pledge. So yes, you only get one vote. Unless you pledge again with slightly different info?
Sure you can. But it won't get entered in the official tally. We'll still keep track of the non-pledge votes.