Coulthard's personal project: 1982 Skyway BMX

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 21/09/2021
  • By Charlie Bullis, Pics by Fabian Coulthard

A full restoration of a 1982 Skyway TA BMX bike has been keeping Fabian Coulthard busy in the mid-year break.

Although known for steering a four-wheeled Local Legends-backed Holden for Team Sydney, Coulthard purchased the old school Skyway BMX for a unique personal project.

The New Zealand driver shared his completed bike to his social media accounts last week, undertaking the vintage project at his home on the Gold Coast.

Photos show Coulthard’s refreshed Skyway BMX, complete with Graphite Tuff Wheels, a blue seat, and handlebars.

“Pretty happy with how my first old school BMX build turned out,” the 39-year-old said.

“I’m open to criticism, feel free to leave a comment.

“Thanks to everyone that helped me out along the way, you're all legends!"

Inspired by the 1983 film, BMX Bandits, Coulthard first shared his project in June.

He asked for fans recommendations to source parts for the nostalgic bike.

Sharing his progress in September, the 2020 Bathurst 1000 podium finisher obtained parts from the Old School BMX Store in Victoria, before the frame underwent a full-paint job.

The final step saw Coulthard adding new decals to the Skyway, before revealing the finished product on Sunday.

Fellow Supercars drivers responded to the 13-time race winners BMX build, sharing their thoughts on the results.

“Both valve stems aren’t in the same spot. Expected more from you 🤣,” Brad Jones Racing's Nick Percat joked.

“Awesome Fab, love it,” added Shell V-Power Racing Team co-driver Alex Davison.

Walkinshaw Andretti United wildcard driver Kurt Kostecki made a suggestion for another project: “Sick! Wall mount brackets coming soon…”

Coulthard is in his first season with Team Sydney, having moved from the Shell V-Power Racing Team at the end of 2020.

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