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395: Cedar Crest Country Club: Dan Wharton


Got this great clip from John “Bubs” Bubniak he writes…

CCCC video of my old skating bud Dan Wharton… Love for you to post it.
Man, I miss the Crest… what a great ramp!.

Well here it is…
The skater is Dan Wharton, a great unknown skater from Woodbridge, VA. The music is off an early Agency 8 demo tape.

I totally dig the ass kicking unknown skaters …. Dan Wharton you are now officially just an ass kicking skater. Great shot of the Templified CCCC as well.

Nice one..

Jason Oliva

Sorry so slow I am on the move lately.

385: No Way its Jay!! Jay is back and he dug up two classic shots of two legendary skaters(Jamie Godfrey & Tom Groholski)…At CCCC none the less.

Jaime Godfrey Backside air Cedar Crest Country Club, VA

Tom Groholski Andrecht Cedar Crest Country Club, VA
Photos by Jay Henry



I don’t really know what to say about these pictures, just a couple of classic shots of a couple of classic skaters, Tom Groholski and Jamie Godfrey skating a classic ramp, Cedar Crest Country Club. They were taken in June of 1988, and I barely remember skating with them that day. I think I went with Tom, but I may have just met them there. I do remember thinking how cool it was to be skating with Jamie, seeing as he was a skater I had heard of so many times, he was one of the Bones Brigade! Of course it was cool skating with Tom, but then again it always is.
Jay Henry
Jason Oliva
Jay these rule! Total Coolness…Glad to have you back on the THOS payroll. Dig out your Kona pics, you have left your fans bodies limp with breathless anticipation…
Lets get more pictures of Jaime Godfrey into the archive as well…fire up your scanners boys!

353: Brian “Kentucky” Boyd checks in…

Brian "Kentucky" Boyd

Brian “Kentucky” Boyd CCCC  Virginia 1986

Photo Jason Oliva

Hey look…Its Kentucky!

True that I live in Tennessee. No longer skate. I am a Certified Hand Therapist. I specialize in physical rehabilitation of the UE extremity ; fractures, burns, grafts, tendon or nerve injuries, rotator cuff repair, labral injuries etc…I live, eat, breathe physical medicine of the upper extremity…can be found on myspace….

I wonder if he still kills it on the fussball table?


348: Bad Brains and Scream Live at The Cedar Crest Country Club

Bad Brains & Scream Cedar Crest Country Club

Bad Brains and Scream at: VA’s Cedar Crest Country Club Ramp

What is it with Bands and skating…especially great bands and skating. I remember the only time the Barn was darkened was because the Raging Lamos needed the power cord for a show they played in The Kanes basement. I guess it takes a band of the Bad Brains caliber to stop the riding at CCCC..wish I went…anyone at this show wanna chime in? Oh yeah and whatever happened to that guy named Dave that was the drummer of Scream? One day he was hanging out drinking at The Fox and Hounds next thing I know he left DC…I wonder if anything came his way…..


256: I was the one in blue shorts holding the pool cleaning squeegee….Magnusson, CCCC, 1986

Jason Oliva The House of Steam

I totally dig getting these emails.

Thanks for this Rick!

Magnussen 1986 cccc highest air

Tony Magnusson highest air 1986 Cedar Crest Country Club

Hi I was just perusing the internet to see if the famous photo of
Magnusson’s air existed on the internet…I can’t believe I found it how
amazing. I just wanted to correct the article written about it. My name is
Rick Faber from Orlando/Longwood Florida, I was the one in blue shorts holding the pool
cleaning squeegee (not a broom stick) marking the 11 feet we marked off on
the 2×4. We had just finished skating in the 86 pro-am at Mount Trashmore
before we headed up to this amazing structure of a ramp we had heard
about…what a setting, its sad it burned down. I will never forget the
sound of Tony’s wheels screaming as he soared up and way over my head to one
of the largest airs ever on a half pipe of this size. Also this photo made
the cover of thrasher magazine just can’t remember what month I think Sept.
but it was 1986 when that photo was taken. Later Magnusson t-shirts and
sweatshirts were made with this photo screen printed as a graphic, I used to
have the T and wish I could find another. Anyway just a bit of history from
the guy who measured the highest air.

Thanks for making my day dude!
Rick Faber


255: Just a random late afternoon winter session at Cedar Crest back in the day.

Jason Oliva The House of Steam

Pete Furnee sent me this link. Troy Chasen and King Billy Connelly skating, according to the details.

If your skating in the vid leave us a comment!!

Nice one Pete.


234: Nothing like a beautiful (snake) session on a September afternoon. Cedar Crest Country Club, VA

CCCC 2007 Pete Furnee

The Dag Nasty comes on, just as Tobin cracks an Eggplant on the face wall (with a borrowed board).

Dave Tobin Eggplant CCCC
Landing it a little sketchy, Lawrence immediately drops in and pops a face high Indy over the Channel to a backside air before Dave even clears the flat. Back to a gnarly tuck knee, hand gripping the pool coping. A little squirly and he decides to
pop out. Kentucky drops in far wall to a face high Madonna over the

Brian Kentucky Boyd the house of steam CCCC Madonna

The sun setting behind the trees, a mild 67 degrees. The only difference is
that it is September 18, 2007… I am sitting in the driveway of Fairfax
National Golf Club’s rear pavillion.

17 years ago, I was here the same day, and the above was true, all of it
except the part where Dag Nasty was playing… That is today, and it is
coming off my Sirius Satellite receiver. Back then it was coming out of
Micro’s Red Toyota, or Christian’s Blue Honda, or Brian’s CRX…

Yes, I am sitting here at Cedar Crest, and the air smells the same, it
really does. The sight is atrocious. What was Acropolis for thousands is
a sloped mound of immature trees. Nothing at all suggests that Magnusson
really DID launch over the broom stick in Tobin’s hand, 11 feet, well,
maybe 12, who knows, it was just RAD.

Tony Magnusson CCCC Highest air

Nothing has B’umble asking you for
your three bucks… Strange, there are no bees either.

Instead, there is evidence of a fire. After the dozing, it appears like
what was left was burned and chainsawed to the ground.

CCCC 2007 stubs 2CCCC 2007

The pressure treated masts which held the catwalk and the roof, little stubs sticking
up. My adrenalin is pumping. My heart feels like I just got here, and
the rumor is true, Midgette, Conroy and Sergie are here to session… No
they are not. It is gone. There is a concrete slab, although not the one
the ramp used for a foundation.

Wait is that Blender over there staring at that kid?

Back then, the Concorde would fly over occasionally. The flight path is
the same, they are taking off to the South tonight. Speaking of air,
Buster just sailed a lien across the whole face wall and stuck it like
glue, not bad for 7 feet out and tweaked to shit..

I know when I heard it was dozed, I came here the next day, climbed the
stairs armed with a screw driver, wrench and hacksaw. I stole the
section of pool coping I used to always drop in from, one block right of
the channel. I have it today. It is an alter of sorts. If you have read
this far, you understand.

Although its gone, it WAS here, and I FEEL it.

I have to go before I get caught here.

Peter Furnee.
‘Go Fakie’

Jason Oliva The House of Steam
Pete emailed this to me in the morning and I was stoked for the obvious reasons. After reading what I can only describe as a poem I started trolling through my hard drive and the net only to discover a couple pictures that matched his words, right down to the trick/channel and even wall of CCCC. Weird. So if you are reading this and have a photo to match up to any of Pete’s word’s please send it to me post haste!!

Also I gotta say the contributions people have been sending in (Tom,Pete,Dennis,Derek,Bernie,Jay,Irene…etc.etc.etc) have been world class and I have been receiving the emails that prove it. Keep it flowing cause people are reading

thanks everyone!

Ps. I know someone owns the Thrasher or Transworld with Magnussen’s 12 foot CCCC air, so send it to me! (Thanks Mertz!)


1) Cedar Crest Country Club Ramp site, 2007

Photo Pete Furnee

2)Dave Tobin Eggplant Cedar Crest Country Club 1986

Photo gbjphotoworks

3)Brian “Kentucky” Boyd face high Madonna over the channel

Photo Jason Oliva

4) Tony Magnusson 11 feet, well, maybe 12

Photo MertzWorld.net