TRACKER – Forty Years of Skateboard History is a hefty 388-page hardcover book full of photos and stories about Tracker and its rich history straight from the people who worked there, as well as the professional riders and photographers who made Tracker a major icon in the skateboard world.Back in 1975, the Tracker Fultrack was the first truck in history made specifically for skateboarding by skateboarders to incorporate high quality, performance and strength. Trackers truly were (and still are) the Trucks You Can Trust. On Tracker’s 40th anniversary, those four words continue to be the driving force of the brand.
The origin of Tracker Trucks dates back to 1974, when Tracker founders Larry Balma, Dave Dominy and Gary Dodds made the first prototypes. As Larry tells the story of Tracker’s formation at San Diego spots like La Costa, the Escondido Reservoir and the Kona Bowl, and about how the brand’s many innovative trucks and related products came to be, forty-four of Tracker’s top riders chime in with colorful recollections and revealing, behind-the-scenes insights. Rounding out this massive book are plenty of unpublished photos; a detailed skateboard history timeline; chapters on the Dogtown influence, Rockit Skateboards and Tracker’s other decks; a big scrapbook containing photos and quotes from the Tracker team; and way more.
“The Tracker book is so important because future generations will be able to learn about skateboarding history—who was involved with it, and how it all happened. It will blow their minds.”—Christian Hosoi
ABOUT TRACKER TRUCKS: Tracker
Skateboard Trucks - founded in 1975 - were the first trucks designed specifically
for skateboarding. More than twenty five years ago the Tracker
engineers based their original design on performance, reliability, and durability.
Today those three words continue to be the driving force of Tracker Trucks.
Over the years, the original Tracker design has been copied by our competitors
many times. Renamed and re-packaged, they all fall short in comparison
legendary Tracker Skateboard Truck. If dependability, performance and a long
standing reputation for quality products is what you want, go with Tracker...trucks
you can trust since 1975.
(Courtesy Tracker Trucks web site). Tracker headquarters located in Southern California.
Video -- Tracker Truck Manufacturing narrated by Tracker founder Larry Balma