Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Late Professor JF Scott to be Inducted to Mountain Bike Hall of Fame at Interbike

Las Vegas, Nevada - Bill Savage of Mountain Bike movie Klunkerz fame has put together a short tribute film for the late Prof. J.F. Scott's induction into the MTB Hall of Fame on Sept. 24th during InterBike. Professor Scott, or 'Finley' to his friends, was a fascinating man and a tireless advocate of all things cycling. "I hope you'll be able to attend so we may honor this amazing man who was taken from us far too soon," says Savage.

Way Ahead of His Time

To get an idea of how far ahead Prof. Scott was, take a look at the images below. The 'Cow-Trailing' bicycle drawing, completed in 1953, basically outlines the carbon fiber cross country bikes that wouldn't come along for another 40 years...and check out that parts spec! This illustration was found on his property by Vance Sprock of the Cupertino Bike Shop, after Finley's passing.

The second image is that of his 'Woodsie' bike, completed in 1953 while he was attending Reed College in Oregon. Flat bars, multiple gears, good breaks, fat-tires...it had all the elements that the pioneering KLUNKERZ of Marin County wouldn't discover for another 20 years.


First Mountain Bike Investor
Prof. Scott was also the first investor in the first mountain bike company in the world, cleverly called MountainBikes. "It's high-time John Finley Scott was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame," continues Savage, "I hope to see you at The Sands Expo Center, Casanova Room 503, on Wed. 8/24 at 6:00 pm for his induction along with the other deserving inductees."

3 comments:

Carl H. Martens said...

Very cool to see that a visionary such as he is being recognized for the contribution he made to the sport of mountain biking!

Granny's 30 said...

Agreed. It a shame some people aren't recognized for their accomplishments until after they've left this earth.

Anonymous said...

You can see sections of the J.F. Scott tribute film on YouTube. Each section is titled
Finley #1...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHWo_h1nBx4

Finley #2...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jas0ZgyyKGQ

He is greatly missed.
Ride on,
Billy
www.klunkerz.com

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Late Professor JF Scott to be Inducted to Mountain Bike Hall of Fame at Interbike

Las Vegas, Nevada - Bill Savage of Mountain Bike movie Klunkerz fame has put together a short tribute film for the late Prof. J.F. Scott's induction into the MTB Hall of Fame on Sept. 24th during InterBike. Professor Scott, or 'Finley' to his friends, was a fascinating man and a tireless advocate of all things cycling. "I hope you'll be able to attend so we may honor this amazing man who was taken from us far too soon," says Savage.

Way Ahead of His Time

To get an idea of how far ahead Prof. Scott was, take a look at the images below. The 'Cow-Trailing' bicycle drawing, completed in 1953, basically outlines the carbon fiber cross country bikes that wouldn't come along for another 40 years...and check out that parts spec! This illustration was found on his property by Vance Sprock of the Cupertino Bike Shop, after Finley's passing.

The second image is that of his 'Woodsie' bike, completed in 1953 while he was attending Reed College in Oregon. Flat bars, multiple gears, good breaks, fat-tires...it had all the elements that the pioneering KLUNKERZ of Marin County wouldn't discover for another 20 years.


First Mountain Bike Investor
Prof. Scott was also the first investor in the first mountain bike company in the world, cleverly called MountainBikes. "It's high-time John Finley Scott was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame," continues Savage, "I hope to see you at The Sands Expo Center, Casanova Room 503, on Wed. 8/24 at 6:00 pm for his induction along with the other deserving inductees."

3 comments:

Carl H. Martens said...

Very cool to see that a visionary such as he is being recognized for the contribution he made to the sport of mountain biking!

Granny's 30 said...

Agreed. It a shame some people aren't recognized for their accomplishments until after they've left this earth.

Anonymous said...

You can see sections of the J.F. Scott tribute film on YouTube. Each section is titled
Finley #1...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHWo_h1nBx4

Finley #2...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jas0ZgyyKGQ

He is greatly missed.
Ride on,
Billy
www.klunkerz.com