Signal Hill Speed Run Movie Premier - January 26-27, 2013
By Mike Horelick & Jon Carnoy
Mike Horelick & Jon Carnoy premiered their documentary film on the history of the Signal Hill Skateboarding Downhill Championships which were held in the late 1970's.
The premier movie showings were held January 26-27, 2013 in Santa Barbara and also at the California State University in Long Beach.
Upcoming Show Times:
- February 23, 2013, Friday
Huntington Surf Museum
Tribute for Don "Waldo" Autry.
- March 8, 2013, Friday at 4 PM
San Luis Obispo Film Festival
Avila Beach Community Center
- March 9, 2013, Saturday at 12 Noon
Bay Theater, Morro Bay
The following photos were supplied by
Jim O'Mahoney, Jim Goodrich, Guy "Grundy" Spagnoli and John Hughes.
(More Group Photos are available upon request)
Send additional photos to Russ Howell at: email@example.com
Movie Poster & Invitation
Movie Poster & Signatures
The Downhill Racing Crew
The Downhill Racing Crew
Guy Grundy, John Hughes, Henry Hester,
Bob Skoldberg, Jamie Hart & Tommy Ryan
Guy Grundy & John Hughes
Street Sign At The Bottom Of Signal Hill
Tommy Ryan, Guy Grundy & John Hughes
1975 Signal Hill Skateboarding Downhill Championships
Guy Grundy - 50.2mph
The Downhill Racers - On Stage At The Premier
TOP ROW, FROM LEFT...
Linzie Gambo, Jim O'Mahoney, Bob Skoldberg, Michael McCreary, Tina Trefethen, Herb Spitzer,
Mitchell Haake, Craig Plescia, Jamie Hart, Leslie Jo Anderson (Ritzma), Cliff Coleman, Don Baumea
MIDDLE ROW, FROM LEFT...
Greg Mitre, Tommy Ryan, Ron Bermudez, Guy Grundy, Roger Williams, John Hutson, Jack Smith, Chuy Madrigal, John Hughes, Henry Hester.
John Hughes & Tina Trefethen
Guy Grundy & Tina Trefethen
Jack Smith & Tina Trefethen
Jim O'Mahoney, Guy Grundy, Jack Smith, Mike Horelick & Jon Carnoy
Roberto “Chuy” Madrigal & Guy "Grundy" Spagnoli
Film immortalizes Signal Hill’s downhill skateboarding competition as ‘birth of extreme sports’
Signal Tribune Newspaper - Article & Photos - February 1, 2013
Serve The Sport!|
Mike Horelick contacted me back in May 2004 concerning some old Tunnel ads in SkateBoarder Magazine.
He later contacted me about his plans to relaunch Tunnel Skateboards in June 2005.
He contacted me again in April 2006, after talking with John Hughes, about acquiring film footage I had of the Signal Hill Speed Run Races.
These video clips were taken from old Super "8" footage that I had taken during the few years (1975-1978) they were being held.
I sent a CD of my digitized Signal Hill Race movie clips to Mike in February 2008.
Mike, Jon and myself met at their production studio in August 2011 so I could drop off my original Super 8 film footage to them.
I didn't hear from them again until after the premier of their documentary on the weekend of January 26th.
These films belong to the skaters who made it happen and I was glad to share my films with Mike & Jon for their documentary project.
Serving the Sport of Skateboarding remains a high priority.
- Russ Howell
Contact John for more information:
300 Carlsbad Village Drive - Suite #108A
Carlsbad, California 92008
Web site: skatewhat.com