Bassett Racing (1978 - 1983)
Bassett started out manufacturing custom headers for v-drive and jet
boats in the 1970's, as well as waterskis for a short time. They
continue to making custom boat headers today under different ownership.
The first bike Bassett made was the 26" Star Cruiser in 1978/79.
According to Johnny Severin, the original idea for a bike was so that
Bassett could ride em around the pits at the boat races. Bassett was
later under the ownership of Chuck Rogers(Rogers Manufacturing) who made
bmx frames for many of the early bike companies in Southern California.
When Chuck Rogers got stuck with a bunch of unpaid for Robinson
frames/forks he used the back ends to make the Bassett 20" & later
the Twenty Four.
26" Star Cruiser (mens & ladies frames)
20" Turbo (later called the "Pro")
24" "Twenty Four"
Mini (non-production, few known to exist)