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2006: Wild Ride

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Heath Kirchart leads Emerica's Wild Ride, 2006.
Heath Kirchart leads Emerica's Wild Ride, 2006.

Emerica gets creative once again with the Wild Ride caravan, a first-of-its-kind 10-day motorcycle-led tour featuring the Emerica team, who invite anyone and everyone to join in the fun. The jolly jaunt roars all the way from Denver, Colorado to Chicago, Illinois, site of the third annual Wild in the Streets event in support of a skate plaza slated to be built in Millenium Park.

Heath Kirchart, Subsect Grand Opening, 2006.
Heath Kirchart, Subsect Grand Opening, 2006.

The Emerica team descends upon the Great Plains with a demo and signing for hordes of young Emericans during the Grand Opening of Heath Kirchart's Subsect skate shop in Urbandale, Iowa. The Stay Gold Tour of Australia, with more demos and filming missions, follows hot on Subsect's heels.

Kevin Long signs during the Stay Gold Tour of Australia, 2006.
Kevin "Spanky" Long signs during the Stay Gold Tour of Australia, 2006.

Emerica Team, 2006.
The Emerica Team, 2006. Photo enlarges.

Throughout the year, the Emerica team signs and demos their asses off at skate shops all across the United States, like BC Surf & Sport, Boarders, KCDC, Active Orange, Dominion, Hotline and more.

Emerica Canada rider Dave Nolan is voted Best New Canadian Pro by the editors of SBC Skateboard Magazine.

Fuck off, Mr. Cactus! B.Herman shoe flyer, 2006.
Fuck off, Mr. Cactus! B.Herman shoe flyer, 2006.

Bryan Herman, TransWorld Skateboarding, December 2006.
Bryan Herman, TransWorld Skateboarding, December 2006. Photo enlarges.

Don't try to steal Herman's Thunder.
Don't try to steal Herman's Thunder.

Bryan Herman, The Skateboard Mag, February 2006.
Bryan Herman, The Skateboard Mag, February 2006.

Emerica pro Bryan Herman is honored with his very own Thunder truck colorway and scores the cover of The Skateboard Mag.

Marquis Preston at Back to the Banks, 2006.
Marquis Preston at Back to the Banks, 2006.

Amateur Marquis Preston joins the Emerica team.
Andrew Reynolds wins bronze at X Games 12, 2006.
Andrew Reynolds wins bronze at X Games 12, 2006.

Matt Allen casts a big shadow, 2006.
Matt Allen casts a big shadow, 2006. Photo enlarges.

Matt Allen wins Back to the Banks, 2006.
Matt Allen wins Back to the Banks, 2006.

Emerica pro Andrew Reynolds wins a bronze medal in the Skateboard Street event at X Games 12, and am Matt Allen wins the Overall title at the second annual Back to the Banks.

Bikes, Boards and Bros DVD, 2006.
Bikes, Boards and Bros DVD, 2006.

Emerica releases the Bikes, Boards and Bros! promo DVD featuring footage from the 2005 Heath’s Harley Tour and Wild in the Streets in Philadelphia.

Chris Senn, TransWorld Skateboarding, November 2006.
Chris Senn, TransWorld Skateboarding, November 2006.

The major Emerica coverage continues as Chris Senn scores the front of the November 2006 issue of TransWorld Skateboarding, precision grinding over a super-narrow, hairy-ass, sharp-edged donut at a new gigantic skatepark over in Shanghai, China.

Leo Romero rules over a big set, 2006.
Leo Romero rules over a big set, 2006. Photo enlarges.

Leo Romero, Thrasher, November 2006.
Leo Romero, Thrasher, November 2006.

Leo Romero, TransWorld Skateboarding, July 2006.
Leo Romero, TransWorld Skateboarding, July 2006. Photo enlarges.

Not to be outdone, Leo Romero lands himself on the cover of the November 2006 issue of Thrasher, plus a massive 18-page interview inside.

David Loy wins Active Am, 2006.
David Loy wins Active Am, 2006.

Emerica pro Andrew Reynolds, amateur Marquis Preston and flow rider David Loy take Active Bling Fest and Active Am by storm! Drew wins $1,000 for second place at Bling Fest, plus another cool $1,000 for bringing down 10 amazing tricks during Hundred Dollar Hammers. Marquis wins $2,500 for Best Trick at Active Am; and David Loy wins $5,000 and a guitar and an amp for taking first place at Active Am.

Timothy Nickloff and Bryan Herman, 2006.
Timothy Nickloff and Bryan Herman, 2006.

Longtime Emerica mastermind Justin Regan becomes the Brand Marketing Manager of the newly-launched Altamont Apparel and hands over the Emerica BMM reigns to former Emerica Sales Manager Timothy Nickloff.

New shoe models: B.Herman, The Boss, Leo, Francis, McNally, Tilt 2, Trans-Em.

Kevin Long, front feebs, 2006.
Kevin "Spanky" Long, front feebs, 2006.

For 10 years, Emerica has stayed true to its original mission to make raw, simple and straight-ahead skate shoes to meet the demands of skateboarding’s most hardcore enthusiasts. But more than mere skate shoes, Emerica empowers today's youth to defy convention.

Emerican History Timeline: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

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(22) responses to: 2006: Wild Ride

  1. Yer it was a sick year!

    EmericaAus's Emeritar EmericaAus Posted:
  2. cool

    kronenberg's Emeritar kronenberg Posted:
  3. yeah it was pretty cool...

    skateaus's Emeritar skateaus Posted:
  4. HERMAN overcrook stailfish!!!
    SAY WHAT

    k-dog's Emeritar k-dog Posted:
  5. HERMAN overcrook stailfish!!!
    SAY WHAT

    k-dog's Emeritar k-dog Posted:
  6. lets play the penis game....PENIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    austin777's Emeritar austin777 Posted:
  7. oh...and leo romero is the best.

    austin777's Emeritar austin777 Posted:
  8. dude this shit waslike yesterday

    doyah's Emeritar doyah Posted:
  9. oh and it doesn't have a marquis preston profile on the site, and he's supposedly on the team, whaddu wit dat vanilla face

    doyah's Emeritar doyah Posted:
  10. emerica has done it all; mags,x games wild rides just everything. that make it makes it one of the top skate shoe company in the world.

    gio411's Emeritar gio411 Posted:
  11. i like the front feeble spanky did on that curved rail

    sierra's Emeritar sierra Posted:
  12. Feebs is the new feeble.

    Poster's Emeritar Poster Posted:
  13. wut is up emericaskaterforlife

    keathhirchart's Emeritar keathhirchart Posted:
  14. not much keathhirchart

    emericaskaterforlife's Emeritar emericaskaterforlife Posted:
  15. BISMARCK NORTH DAKOTA IS THE NEW LA because its like the skate capital of the world and all

    keathhirchart's Emeritar keathhirchart Posted:
  16. right emericaskater for life

    keathhirchart's Emeritar keathhirchart Posted:
  17. FUCKIN NODAK REPRESENT!!!! idontknowyouknowwhonkows

    emericaskaterforlife's Emeritar emericaskaterforlife Posted:
  18. Sumin new needs to go down on this site!!!

    Blat blat!

    spangle's Emeritar spangle Posted:
  19. dat stuff is so tight i wish i could do dat

    heshen's Emeritar heshen Posted:
  20. Look at the pics, gosh Emerica has some great skaters. Man I wish I could be on the Emerica team!!

    xXMIKEXx's Emeritar xXMIKEXx Posted:
  21. emerica is the best...whens the next chapter of emerican history?

    Kenneth Edwards's Emeritar Kenneth Edwards Posted:
  22. well ive seen and reed all the merica history.. and all i have to say is thank you emerica for all those pictures and memorys... emerica fuckin rules forever

    israel mexico's Emeritar israel mexico Posted:

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