In addition to my surfboard collection it gives me great joy to share with you a selection of my vintage MX and BMX racing jerseys. I collect them for many of the same reasons I collect the boards- for fun, colour, funtion, design, history and graphics reference.
But it raises the question as to where do you draw the between a passionate collector and a hoarder of junk?
If collectiing, admiring, researching and documenting give me such pleasure how can it be bad?
But is it healthy to be filling a shed to the roof with old crap?
At least I'm not comsuming the latest electrical gadgets whose production contributes to the burning of fossil fuels and landfill because i'm collecting items produced 20 to 30 years ago. But then again I am aquiring more stuff that I dont really need to survive.
In my own defence I do ride a custom MX inspired motor bike so I feel I am allowed to wear vintage jerseys, although they are hard to find in my size. Its a Deus Ex Machina custom Yamaha TW with extended hill climb swing arm and a detachable surfboard rack.