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1979 Cook Bros. Racing

#1 2010-10-01 5:54pm

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1979 Cook Bros. Racing

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1979 Cook Bros. Racing

Ever since I have been collecting Cook Bros one particular item has eluded me since day one. That being the original cardboard box. About 2 months ago I finally was able to acquire one via ebay. It also included the red/chrome decaled NOS frame pictured in the "Buy it Now" auction. I was in the first 7 "views" when I pulled the trigger, and couldn't have been more happy with the price. From there I contacted the owner and arranged local pick-up. In the ebay auction it only showed the frame and the bottom portion of the box. When my buddy Tim picked it up it turns out the guy actually had the cover also. The triangle insert that holds the pads WAS NOT INCLUDED, so I spent the last few days creating/fabricating one from various OG pictures I have. My window tinting skills actually came in pretty handy in the cutting procedure of the triangle insert,(30 cuts) I've used an Olfa razor knife in my trade for 24 years. I "dyed" the triangle insert to give it a more similar look to the patina of the cover/box, and stenciled the "Bicycle Motocross/Frame Set" with blue paint. All the other components pictured are NOS and I've owned them for a few years. Even though Im confident the BOX is not original to the FRAME it came with, (box is marked "blue" on cover) I'm still really pleased to finally come across one.(its 30 yrs old!) Cardboard just doesn't have the life expectancy as metal BMX components, so coming across one intact is a dream come true.
**I would like to offer a special thanks to my buddy Tim Cooper/Schmimbo for seeing to it the box/frame made it to me safely, he did an incredible packing job!
**3rd pic is of Robert "Bobby" Cook, way back!

I'm gonna have a few beers now!
Claude


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#2 2010-10-04 5:21pm

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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing

Great job Cluade......
As always nothing but the very best when you work on something.


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#3 2010-10-04 7:04pm

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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing

So badass!

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#4 2010-10-12 8:08pm

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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing

Claude,

You are a sick man! 

In a good way.

Simply Awesome!

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#5 2010-10-13 9:18am

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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing

thanks guys, this has been an incredible ride my last 5 years in this hobby and I look forward to many more!

claude


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#6 2010-10-13 9:23am

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nice bro smile I also love the box big_smile


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#7 2011-01-30 10:20pm

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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing

you have some incredible items in your collection.  this, and your display kit, just blows me away.  i hardly ever fav "incompletes" but these are just too siiiick not to fav!  i would put you collection, as a whole, in the top 10 in the museum.  very nice work, Claude!


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#8 2011-07-12 12:20pm

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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing

Oaktown Massive wrote:

you have some incredible items in your collection.  this, and your display kit, just blows me away.  i hardly ever fav "incompletes" but these are just too siiiick not to fav!  i would put you collection, as a whole, in the top 10 in the museum.  very nice work, Claude!

Thanks OM, much appreciated. Over the years I've found myself moving toward the preservation aspect of collecting, which is what I enjoy the most, hence the display kits, etc. I know that isn't everyone cup of tea, but to me the hunt of the part(internet/phone/leads), the deal, as well as meeting/talking to cool people is what I like the most. Seeing all the pieces to the puzzle come together in the end is extremely gratifying. wink

Claude


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#9 2011-12-04 12:35am

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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing

Another work of art!


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#10 2012-01-17 3:43pm

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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing

That is so cool it's not even fair!Especially the pic of youth w same setup. Touching ,and impressive congratulations

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#11 2012-01-17 4:11pm

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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing

its in the right hands now ........


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thats 1400 , leading to the safe return of the collection .....
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no law involved , just me my dad and 1400 in cash and you pointing a finger saying its in there [/b]

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#12 2012-02-15 9:30am

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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing

Ihave that poster behind Bobby. Cool pictures.
Rod

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#13 2013-04-22 7:05pm

72CBR
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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing

How cool is that love it.

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#14 2014-01-28 8:20am

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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing

Cool bike....

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#15 2019-10-09 8:16am

raymost
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Re: 1979 Cook Bros. Racing

Wow that is just unreal.....Thanks for sharing that beauty.....still drooling...

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