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.
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 "Spanky" Long signs during the Stay Gold Tour of Australia, 2006.
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.
Don't try to steal Herman's Thunder.
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.
Amateur Marquis Preston joins the Emerica team.
Andrew Reynolds wins bronze at X Games 12, 2006.
Matt Allen wins Back to the Banks, 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.
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, Thrasher, November 2006.
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.
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.
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.
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.