Hello Champion Registry contributors:
I cannot tell you all how this Registry and thread by all of you OS BMX'ers warms my heart. I have been after a Champion for years and was finally given one after decades of searching.
I tried to respectfully buy the Hank & Frank Lafayette Champions, get one from John Wells, get one from DCBMX1 and on and on.
There is something very special about this time in NorCal described elsewhere by John Wells and others with Silver Shield, Hank and Frank, the early Pete Harrigan modified Schwinn Freight Trains, and on and on. The Champion is a NorCal treasure. I was a bit younger than John, Pete, and the others in Oakland, but even then I knew the Schwerma Champion was special.
Thank you all!
Much respect, Garrett