We’ve seen professional skateboarder, entrepreneur, father and human highlight reel Tony Hawk do many impressive high-flying stunts, but this one’s our favorite. It’s not every day you see someone jump a MINI barreling straight at them, let alone a legend like Tony Hawk.
Our shared history and hunger for four-wheeled boundary-breaking brought us together. “MINI and skating are about design and self-expression; they are about building a community around something that is otherwise very individual. MINI has taken something original and revolutionized it over the years to keep it relevant today, but still remain true to itself. That’s very similar to what we’ve done here with skateboarding,” says Hawk.
In that spirit, Tony will design, produce and autograph 250 limited-edition skateboards, which will be given away at MINI events and dealerships. So that’s something to watch for. And if you want to see Tony Hawk flying in a MINI (and not over it), keep your eyes peeled for his black MINI John Cooper Works Countryman. You’ll know it’s him by the Birdhouse Skateboards and Independent Trucks stickers on the back.
Fun fact: Out of over 10,000 fan suggestions for his MINI’s name, Tony picked “Maximillion”, in honor of Gumball 3000 founder, Max Cooper.