Tracker Trucks logo sticker

Description (Brief)
Tracker truck logo sticker is yellow and black. According to the donor, Larry Balma, "The Tracker Fultrack was 4-1/2" wide, extreme for the time, cast of heat treated aluminum, strong and stable. Tracker established the 4-hole mounting pattern, fixed kingpins, aircraft quality materials and hardware. Trackers are the introduction of the "Modern Skateboard Truck," an evolutionary step in skateboard design. The Tracker Fultrack was the first truck in history made specifically for skateboarding by skateboarders to incorporate high quality, performance and strength." Tracker Trucks was founded in 1974 by Dave Dominy, Larry Balma and Gary Dodd, friends from North San Diego County who began skating at La Costa, a newly built upscale neighborhood that would become the first free downhill skatepark.
Skateboard stickers have always played an important role in skateboard advertising especially in the late 1980s and early 90s when small skate companies were emerging. Skate companies used this inexpensive and visually appealing media to advertise their companies, board models, skate contests, and skate teams. The stickers were often offered free through magazine offers and at skate shops where the most sought after were kept behind the counter.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1975
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
adhesive (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 4.445 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
2015.0239.03
accession number
2015.0239
catalog number
2015.0239.03
subject
Sports
skateboarding
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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