70s SURF NOMADS IN AUTOCULT

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photo: Jon Foster

We’ve got a theory: the things that we love, all the cool shit we hold dear in our version of car culture, came out of surf culture in the Seventies. Think about it…skateboarding, surfing, our music, our subversive approach to cars, our general “anti-” ness and the way we do the things we do as the most influential generation of gearheads stems from the general approach to life that the surfers of the late Sixties and early Seventies fostered.

You might disagree with that statement, but we’ve spent alot of time thinking about this and looking back at where we came from. And what guys like Gerry Lopez, Craig Stecyk, Bunker Spreckels, Jay Adams, Jeff Ho and countless others did back then –– that period of time after Gidget and before Jeff Spicoli –– had a major influence on us as we got our first cars in the Eighties and early Nineties.

So, in this first issue of AUTOCULT, we tapped photographers Art Brewer, Jon Foster and Jeff Divine for their stories and images of those seminal years spent on the West Coast and the cult they created that’s still being followed by us gearheads forty years later. “A Quest Called Tribe” is one of the features we think you’re gonna appreciate…

6 Responses to “70s SURF NOMADS IN AUTOCULT”

  1. Miki Dora says:

    what no love for Miki? :D

  2. Stoner says:

    Miki, you made the Sixties possible for the guys of the Seventies!

  3. Jeff Emerick says:

    Wow you got Miki making comments! Yes and all those guys made it possible for us in the eighties coming of age.

  4. Brian says:

    Hey Dan, how about t-shirts with “Autocult” in that cover font?

  5. STONER says:

    They’re on their way, B!

  6. Brian says:

    I need a dash of style in my life!

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