Commemorative Big Bear Bronco Bash XIX artwork screen-printed onto a Gildan Heavy Blend hoodie in Royal Blue. This is a PRE-ORDER, for shirts to be picked up at BBBBXIX in Big Bear, California June 12-13, or for shipment to anywhere else. Please only use the “Pick Up at BBBB” option if you are going to be at the Bronco Bash and able to pick it up there. Otherwise select one of the shipping methods. Get your orders in quick because the pre-order period will close on Wednesday night, May 27th, to allow time for production. Items that are to be shipped will be sent out the week following BBBB (June 15-20 or so).
Aboout the artwork: There’s a lot going on in the world right now, most notably the COVID-19 pandemic that has kept most of us indoors and away from doing the things we love. I’ve had some suggestions that I incorporate something into the T-shirt design this year that acknowledges the pandemic. I was resistant to do so as I didn’t want to reduce our commemorative T-shirt to a mere novelty piece about a virus. So there’s no mention of it on the shirt, no cartoon bear wearing a mask, nothing. But as I was working on it I realized that it does acknowledge the pandemic, in a way. It depicts us getting out and doing what we love, hitting the trails in a couple of beaten-but-built Early Broncos. Something many of us haven’t been able to do for a while, as BBBB will be marking our coming out of pandemic hibernation. So yes, it has that angle, in referencing COVID.
But the main theme I was going after when I started out was to celebrate the ladies of So Cal Broncos. And specifically the ones who are out there right alongside the brothers, wheeling the shit out of their rigs. We’ve got several, but I could only fit two on the shirt so Nicole Beale and Stephanie Sharp will represent, in their rigs “Hazel” and “Coco,” respectively. Here’s to the ladies, and here’s to another Big Bear Bronco Bash, now in its 19th year.
About the garment:
- Gildan 18500 Heavy Blend Hooded Sweatshirt
- Preshrunk fleece knit
- Air jet yarn = softer feel and reduced pilling
- Double-lined hood with color-matched drawcord
- Tear away label
- Double-needle stitching at shoulder, armhole, neck, waistband and cuffs
- Pouch pocket
- 1 x 1 rib with spandex
- Quarter-turned to eliminate center crease
- Fiber content varies by color, see color list for exceptions