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Danny Oakley

Filed under Hall Of Fame on April 23, 2012 | Comment(s)

Danny first started BMX racing in 1965 in the Baldwin Hills area, above Ladera Heights, and later, in Malibu in Southern California. He helped to establish organized BMX racing in early 1970, and retired in 1981.  Danny was instrumental in establishing organized BMX racing, and numerous tracks in Southern and Northern California, during a time when organized BMX did not formally exist.  A few such tracks are The Downhill Track of Baldwin Park in 1970, Malibu in 1971, Landels Park & Hamann Park in 1973, and The Downhill Track of Mount Tamalpais in 1974.  Danny Oakley, a true Legend of our sport, raced for such legendary teams as Bikette & Dirtmaster, Rick`s Bike Shop, Silver Shield, MotoPRO, Speedo, and Mongoose.  He was instrumental in forming Pro Products, Inc., MotoPRO, and Speedo.  Moreover, Danny was instrumental in designing products for Pro Products, Inc., MotoPRO, Speedo, and B.M.X. Products, Inc., Mongoose, including the infamous Moosegoose, a 20 inch BMX race frame Danny designed for taller riders, and racers (Danny is quite tall himself).  He has conducted BMX Racing Clinics, and Demonstrations in the United States, and in Europe.  He has participated in NBA, UBR, NPSA, NBL, CBA and ABA sanctioned races.  Danny raced and won numerous titles, and championships, such as 4 Time, West Coast Champion, 6 Time, Northern California Champion, NPSA National Champion, and NORA CUP, to name a few.  Danny was one of the racers that was featured in the BMX episode of CHiPs.

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