Greg A. Hill
|Full name||Gregory Alan Hill|
|Nickname||"The Businessman" "The Machine"|
October 27, 1963 |
Santa Ana, California, United States
|Height||1.7m (5' 9" Imperial)|
|Weight||74.84 kg (165lbs. Imperial)|
|Discipline||Bicycle Motocross (BMX)|
|Rider type||Off Road|
|Pedals Ready Pro Shop/GT
|Infobox last updated on
June 2, 2009
Gregory Alan Hill (b. October 27, 1963 from Santa Ana, California U.S.) is a former "Old School" professional bicycle motocross (BMX) racer whose prime competitive years were from 1977 to 1989. He retired from the top competitive "AA" pro circuit after the 1998 season.
He was known to be very outspoken, a rider who had a bit of a temper on the track, and his nicknames were "The Machine" and "The Businessman", for his very serious, focused attitude toward racing even as a 14-year-old amateur, and also his willingness to speak his mind including being critical of sanctioning bodies and their policies and rules. "The Businessman" moniker in particular was coined by Bob Osborn, owner and editor of Bicycle Motocross Action magazine. Greg personally boycotted the ABA for almost a full season in 1980 beginning with the Winternationals and ending with the Vans 5000 Pro Spectacular. He later lead an informal pro boycott with numerous respected top pros against the ABA in 1983 over the method of how the ABA national number one was decided. Hill was also involved in a number of business ventures, such as motivational and how to books and video tapes; running a short lived BMX bicycle company, Greg Hill Products (GHP) during the 1980s which he later revived in the early 1990s and is still going strong, and teaching seminars instructing children on how to race. These are but a few examples of the drive to promote himself and BMX in the public eye.
He is the brother in law of Stu Thomsen, who married Hill's sister, Tanya, in 1979. Greg Hill's first son, Gregory Jonathan Hill, was born five hours after his father won the ESPN Pro Spectacular Series.
- 1 Racing career milestones
- 1.1 Career factory and large bicycle shop sponsors
- 1.2 Career bicycle motocross titles
- 1.3 BMX product lines
- 1.4 Other rider owned bicycle companies
- 1.5 Notable accolades
- 1.6 Significant injuries
- 1.7 Racing habits and traits
- 1.8 Miscellaneous
- 2 Post BMX career
- 3 BMX magazine and general media interviews and articles
- 4 BMX magazine covers
- 5 End notes
- 6 External links
Racing career milestones
|Started racing:||April 1974 at the Escape Country track in Trabuco Canyon, California. It was at the urging of a friend, Tim Galego, a then neighbor of his He was 10 years old.|
|Sanctioning body:||National Bicycle Association (NBA)|
|Home sanctioning body district(s):||National Bicycle Association (NBA) District "X" (Southern California/Los Angeles) (1975–1981);
|First race bike:||Schwinn "Apple Crate"|
|First race result:||Fifth Place 10 Novice.|
|First win (local):||January 1975 in 11-year-old class, actually tied for 1st place with (Liz Torres who later became Greg's wife. Greg and Liz were married on January 7, 1994) at the Western Sports-A-rama track in Orange, California.|
|First sponsor:||Pedals Ready Pro Shop/GT* in 1976. His father owned the bicycle shop as well as ran the Western Sports-A-rama track.|
|First national win:||In 12 Novice at the National Bicycle Association (NBA) Winter Nationals in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 17, 1976.|
|Turned professional:||At the age of 14 on March 28, 1978 at the NBA Super Nationals.|
|First professional race result:|
|First professional win:|
|Height and weight at height of his career (1982–84):||Ht:5'9" Wt:~165 lb|
|Retired:||He retired from frontline Senior pro (AA) competition in 1998 at the age of 35. However, like it seems with the majority of BMX racers they can't stay away from it. After a four-year lay off Greg Hill started racing in ABA's Vet pro class at the age of 40 in 2004.|
*The founder of GT, Gary Turner, was making bicycle frames in his garage for the bike shop race team.
Career factory and large bicycle shop sponsors
- Pedals Ready Pro Shop/Gary Turner (GT): Early 1976-April 1976
- Webco Inc., Pedal-cross Speciaties: April 1976-Late 1976
- FMF (Flying Machine Factory): Late 1976-October 1977. He discontinued association with FMF in October 1977 and created Scot Enterprises Racing (SER).
- SE Racing (formerly Scot Enterprises Racing Division, now called Sports Engineering, Inc.): October 1977-Late February 1978.
- Schwinn Bicycle Company: Late February 1978-November 1978. Mr Hill turned pro on with this sponsor.
- Schwinn Bicycle Company: Late February 1978-November 1978.
- Redline Engineering: November 1978-Mid June 1980. Left under poor terms. Greg Hill maintained that Redline did not meet his salary requirements to renew the contract and Redline told him directly that he wasn't worth it. Redline maintained that Hill had a deal with GT Racing already set up building a frame* before he quit, implying that he was not bargaining in good faith. At this time Greg Hill was developing a reputation as someone who jumps from sponsor to sponsor at little provocation or reason.
*GT would be a co-sponsor when he raced with Shimano. The frame fork and handlebars were of GT manufacture while Shimano provided the major components such as the caliper brakes pedals, cranks, chainwheels, sprockets etc.
- Shimano Sales Corporation: Mid June 1980-July 1980. Fellow pro racer Bobby Encinas had personally recruited Greg Hill onto the Shimano racing team. Shimano apparently ended direct sponsorship of Greg Hill by the time of the Lansing, Michigan American Bicycle Association (ABA) national in the summer of 1980. According to the September 1980 issue of Bicycle Motocross Action magazine (p. 56) Shimano Sales believed that Hill breached his contract with Redline Engineering in some way and they withdrew their sposorship of him.
- Bobby Encinas: July 1980-Mid December 1980. Apparently Bobby Encinas, who was in virtual semi-retirement by this time but making promotional tours and numerous interviews for television and magazines personally sponsored Greg Hill starting in July 1980. It was a strange situation to some observers. To add to the confusion Greg Hill still raced in Shimano livery.
- Mongoose (BMX Products): Mid December 1980-September 30, 1981. Left under bad circumstances. Greg Hill claimed that Mongoose did not send him to a cirtain number of nationals including foreign ones, that they promised they would. According to Greg, Mongoose only paid Mr. Hill's way to only six. Mongoose's side of the story is that they sent Greg to seventeen nationals, paying for entry fees, motel and hotel cost and air fair for the twelve of the seventeen nationals he was flown to. Further, a tour of England was discussed but declined due to it interfering with Mr. Hill's vacation.
- GT (Gary Turner) Racing: October 1, 1981-August 28, 1983. The Huffy Global race was Hill's last race for GT. He left under bad circumstances under a contract dispute when he left GT Racing one week before the 1983 NBL Grand Nationals instead of at the end of the year to ride for his own company Greg Hill Products (GHP). Mr. Hill felt that GT was treating him poorly and he lacked motivation to win for them. However, Greg Hill would later sign with Robinson Racing, a bicycle company owned and operated by Richard Long, who also founded and owned GT Racing, indicating any problems between Mr. Hill and GT were patched up.
- CyclePro/GHP (Greg Hill Products): September 1, 1983-December 1984. This was a BMX bicycle company owned by Greg Hill from mid-1983 to July 1986 when it ceased operations (see Redline Engineering). Greg Hill briefly restarted it in 1992 and again in 2005. After a year CyclePro withdrew from partnership with GHP.
- GHP: Jaunuary 1985-December 31, 1985
- Redline Engineering: January 1, 1986-November 9, 1986. Due to financial difficulties GHP could no longer field a factory team, not even Greg Hill himself who was paying his way to races from his own winnings and salary. As part of the deal with Redline, Greg Hill had to divest himself from GHP. GHP also could not use Greg Hill's name in any promotional advertising or any other association, which of course included the name of the company. His father ran the company under a new name for the remainder of its existence. This is the same terms that drove Pete Loncarevich from Scot Enterprises Racing (SER), when SE Racing wanted Pete Loncarevich's father to shut down Loncarevich Racing Products (LRP), which did not make bicycles or bicycle frames and forks, but other BMX accessories. Pete Loncarevich later had to accept these terms when he signed with Custom Works (CW). Companies do not want to potentially aid rivals in the same business as they are, and Greg Hill Products were clearly competitors that marketed its own line of complete bicycles and major components like frames, forks and handle bars. GHP was finally shut down in July 1986 some six months after Greg Hill signed with Redline. He was able to revive Greg Hill Products in 1992 after going into semi-retirement from racing and devote more time to it.
- Robinson Racing Products: November 10, 1986-December 1, 1991. Hill briefly considered quiting racing after Redline dropped him until Robinson Racing signed him. In approximately August 1986 GT Racing purchase Robinson Racing Products.
- Balance/ProForx/ODI/Answer: Mid 1993-September 1994. He ran Answer Product's BMX division for approximately a year. In 1994, he reclassified himself back up to "AA" Pro.
- Redline Bicycles: September 1994-December 1998. This was the third association with Redline. He was also the team manager at this time. Greg Hill would return to Redline for a fourth time, this time in a non racing capacity in Late September 1999 driving the Redline factory truck nationals, and promoting his company Sinister Steering Systems.
- Sinister/Marzocchi: 1999-July 2000 After leaving Redline he devoted full attention to his company Sinister, which would later be brought by Marzocchi. Greg Hill would stay on for a time as Product Development and Brand Manager.
- Kona BMX: August 1, 2000-December 21, 2000. Greg Hill declared his leaving of the BMX world in its entirety after his stint with Kona. However, it would be a short retirement.
- Haro Designs: 2003-2004
- GHP Factory Racing 2005–Present. Greg Hill re-opened the doors to GHP along with the help of Alan Worley (Bicycle City).
*Pros could race with the Expert amateurs at the time, there was a separate Pro class but not a separate Pro No.1 title.‡Last known date of sponsorship but not necessarily the actual last date.
Career bicycle motocross titles
National Bicycle Association (NBA)
- 1975/76 Local No.1 12 Expert
- 1976 12 Novice Winternational Series Champion
- 1976 National No.1 13 Expert
- 1977 13 Expert District Championships Champion.
- 1977 National No.1 14 Expert*
- 1978 National No.1 15 Expert*
- 1979 National No.1 Expert*
- 1981 National No.1 16 Expert*
National Bicycle League (NBL)
United Bicycle Racers (UBR)
- 1980 14 & Over Cruiser Grand National Champion*
American Bicycle Association (ABA)
- 1980 Race of Champions Pro winner.*
- 1981 Pro Money and Senior Open Grandnational Champion (double)
National Bicycle League (NBL)
- 1981 Pro National No.3
- 1983 ESPN Pro Spectacular Series No. 1 Champion (NBL sanctioned). He won a Ford Mustang GL sports car.
- 1985 Pro Cruiser Grandnational Champion
- 1985 National No.1 Pro & Pro Cruiser National No.1
- 1986 National No.3 Pro
- 1986 National No.1 Pro Cruiser
- 1988 National No.1 Pro
- 1989 National No.2 Pro
United Bicycle Racers (UBR)
- 1979 & 1989 National No.2 pro
- 1982 Jag Pro World Champion (ABA sanctioned)
- 1996 Veteran Pro World Cup Champion
- 1985 National No.1 Pro.
- 1985, 1986 National No.1 Pro Cruiser.
International Bicycle Motocross Federation (IBMXF)
- 1981 20" Pro International Champion.
- 1982 20" Pro World Champion.
- 1989 20" Pro Third Place World Champion.
BMX product lines
In the summer of 1983 Greg Hill started his own BMX bicycle company, Greg Hill Products (GHP) that made frames and forks and later complete Bicycles. In the early days, Cycle Pro manufactured the Hill designed components and were distributed by them. Later on, GHP products were built by VDC. Hill was quoted in the November 1983 issue of Super BMX magazine as to why he made the switch from GT Racing said that he wanted "...to move on, do my own thing." The company would last in its original incarnation from 1983 to 1986 with a second life from 1991 to 1993 and presently from 2005 to the present.
- 1984 CyclePro/Greg Hill Products Greg Hill Replica Signature Model bicycle.
- Product Evaluations
- BMX Plus! November 1984 Vol.7 No.11 p. 57 Test Article.
- BMX Action December 1984 Vol.9 No.12 p. 60 Test Article.
Other rider owned bicycle companies
Scot Breithaupt: SE Racing (1976–1999) SE Racing was sold to a Taiwanese firm.
Jeff Utterback: GJS Racing (with his father George and his brother Scott).
Bob Haro: (freestyler) 1979–Present Haro was sold to West Coast Cycles (Cycle Pro) in December 1986
Billy Ferrel: Hyper Bicycles, 1983–1985 (Farrell was killed in an automobile accident in the Fall of 1985 and the company shut down soon after)
Chris Moeller: S&M (Scott & Moeller) Bicycles (racer/dirt jumper) with Greg Scott Mid 1987–Present
Tommy Brackens: Brackens Racing Products 1988-Late 1994 Tommy sold his company to Power Source/Roost in Late 1994
Rick Moliternio: Standard Bykes (racer/freestyler) with fellow freestylers William Nitschke and Kurt Schmidt. 1991–Present.
Mat Hoffman: Hoffman Bikes (freestyler)
Craig Reynolds: Reynolds Racing Mid 1993-September 1998
Harry Leary: Dirtwerx
- He is the youngest winner of a national level NBA trophy dash that involved pros (amateurs and pros could race in the same trophy dash race at the time) on March 28, 1978 at the NBA Supernationals, defeating such veteran and older professional luminaries as Perry Kramer, Robby Rupe and Jeff Ruminer at the age of 14 years. It is a record that will never be broken since, beginning in 1980, an amateur has to be the age of 16 to turn pro by all sanctioning bodies, in addition that the NBA ceased existing as an independent sanctioning body at the end of the 1981 season with its merger with the NBL.
- He is the last Pro Class Grand National Champion of the National Bicycle Motocross Association (NBmxA) Grand National and the last winner of any NBmxA national, winning both the Pro Money and Senior Open classes of the 1981 NBmxA Grand National in Long Beach, California in December 1981. The NBmxA (nee National Bicycle Association) merged with the National Bicycle League (NBL) in January 1982. Scott Clark was the last NBmxA/NBA National Number One Pro in 1981.
He is a four-time BMX Action Number One Racer Award (NORA) Cup winner:
- 1983 with 2586 votes out of 6761 cast or 38.25% of the Vote. He also received a check of US$500 from BMX Action magazine.*
- 1984 with 2237 votes out of 8922** cast or 25.1% of the Vote. His winnings were a Billiard Olympic 320 lb weight set and a Marcy Monster incline bench.
- 1985 with 1184 votes out of 4638** cast or 25.53% of the Vote. He won a Weider 310 lb weight set and a Marcy Olympic weight bench.
- 1989 with 22% of the Vote (Number of individual and total votes cast not given).
- Greg Hill is a 1990 ABA Hall of Fame Inductee and is also a 2005 United States Bicycling Hall of Fame Inductee.
*In the March 1983 issue of BMX Action he is listed as the 1982 winner. The next year, 1984, the date of the winner was changed from the year the votes were cast and actually counted to when the winner was presented to the public, by this time in the March issue. This Wikipedia listing of Greg Hill's string of NORA wins reflects that, including his first win under the old system. Therefore under new system Greg Hill won his first NORA Cup in 1983, when his win was officially made to the public in the March 1983 BMX Action, not when the votes were counted in 1982.
**Tallied from the total votes the top ten Pros received.
- Hyper-Extended his left knee in a collision with Tommy Brackens in an NBL national held in Memphis, Tennessee in March 1983. Laid up for approximately a month.
- Broken collar bone and torn ear in January 1984. Laid up for three months.
- Injury filled 1987. Contusion on leg. Laid up two months; injured shoulder in mid summer; Sprained ankle in August.
- Suffered a dislocated shoulder during the third main at the ABA Grandnationals on December 1, 1990 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was laid up until the ABA Lonestar Nationals in Austin, Texas on January 26, 1991. However, he re-injured the shoulder in Austin leading to the belief by some that he came back too soon. Undergoing physical therapy he was laid up until the ABA Supernationals in El Paso, Texas on the weekend of March 17, 1991.
- Underwent shoulder surgery in July 1991 for the preexisting shoulder problems. Laid up until early 1992. However, these repeated shoulder problems caused him to go into semi retirement.
Racing habits and traits
- Very outspoken personality. By all accounts having an intense personality. Had a bit of a temper on the track which was an indication of his intensity. Could be abrupt with fans. Over the years it was often repeated by the BMX press that a "new" more mellow and relaxed Greg Hill has emerged. For instance the "Maturing Greg Hill" in the November 1983 issue of Super BMX only to have the old intensity display itself. It is also regarded widely that it is this intensity and seriousness he brought to racing is what kept him on or near the top so long.
- His pants motto* was: "You Loze"
Post BMX career
In truth, he doesn't have a post BMX career per se. After a four-year hiatus he found he could not stay away and began racing in the Veteran's Pro class of the ABA in 2004. His own BMX bicycle company, Greg Hill Products is doing quite well. He is still involved with teaching kids the secrets of BMX racing in Pro clinics he runs.
BMX magazine and general media interviews and articles
- "Greg Hill" BMX Plus! March 1981 Vol.4 No.3 p. 27
- "Hill: A Concern For The Future" Action Now November 1981 Vol.8 No.4 p. 44
- "Top Pros Speak Out" BMX Action April 1982 Vol.7 No.4 p. 62 Joint interview with Stu Thomsen, Harry Leary, Kevin McNeal, Eric Rupe, Brent Patterson, and Scott Clark, speaking about various issues facing the racing world.
- "Greg Hill Interview: New Attitude?" Super BMX June 1982 Vol.9 No.6 p. 8
- "Greg Hill on Training & Psyching" BMX Action July 1982 Vol.7 No.7 p. 74
- "A Maturing Greg Hill" Super BMX November 1983 Vol.10 No.11 p. 10
- "Greg Hill: BMX's wild child grows up" BMX Plus! June 1983 Vol.6 No.5* p. 34
- "Part II Greg Hill Interview" BMX Plus! July 1983 Vol.6 No.6* p. 36
- "A Maturing Greg Hill" Super BMX November 1983 Vol.10 No.11 p. 10
- "Hill on Hill" BMX Action January 1984 Vol.9 No.1 p. 92
- "Greg Hill's New Trainining Program" BMX Action July 1984 Vo.9 No.7 p. 60
- "Greg Hill's 10 Golden Rules for Success in BMX" BMX Plus! July 1984 Vol.7 No.7 p. 59
- "The 10 Things You Should Know Before You Buy Your Next Bike" BMX Plus! August 1984 Vol.7 No.8 p. 28
- "Moto-Notes: Shootin' The Breeze With Greg Hill" BMX Action December 1984 Vol.9 No.12 p. 86
- "Interview: The Businessmen" BMX Action April 1985 Vol.10 No.4 p. 53 Joint interview with Greg Hill and Clint Miller.
- "The New Greg Hill" BMX Action July 1985 Vol.10 No.7 p. 51
- "Greg Hill" BMX Plus! November 1985 Vol.8 No.11 p. 33
- "A Tale Of Two Champions" Super BMX & Freestyle December 1985 Vol.12 No.12 p. 26 Duel interview with Greg Hill and Pete Loncarevich on how they did at the 1985 NBL Grand Nationals.
- "Exclusive Talk: The New & Improved Greg Hill" BMX Action May 1986 Vol.11 No.5 p. 88
- "When Greg Hill Speaks, You Listen" BMX Action December 1987 Vol.12 No.12 p. 43
- "Greg Hill's Race Clinic" Super BMX & Freestyle January 1988-December 1988. In the last year of Super BMX & Freestyle's existence, Greg Hill wrote this regular monthly column on racing tips.
- "Hill & Loncarevich" BMX Plus! May 1988 Vol.11 No.5 p. 140 A joint interview with Greg Hill & Pete Loncarevich.
- "On the Cover...Greg Hill BMX Action January 1989 Vol.14 No.1 p. 58
- "Greg Hill" BMX Plus! January 1989 Vol.12 No.1 p. 42
- "Greg Hill's Bike" BMX Plus! August 1989 Vol.12 No.8 p. 71
- "Greg Hill: A Retrospective" Freestylin'/BMX Action December 1989 Vol.1 Iss.2 a comprehensive year by year review of Greg Hill's career from April 1974 to August 1989.
- "Uncovered" Go June 1990 Vol.1 Iss.8 p. 16 A short interview with Greg Hill.
- "Where there's a Hill..." Go March 1992 Vol.3 Iss.5 p. 13
- "Rebuttal" Ride BMX Magazine October 1993 Vol.2 Iss.5 No.7 p. 42 (Note: At this time Ride BMX Magazine did not number it pages). This is the controversial joint rebuttal issue with Harry Leary refuting issues raised by BMX Dirt Jumper Chris Moeller's interview in the previous issue of Ride BMX Magazine (August/September 1993 Vol.2 Issue.4 No.6).
- "Positive Mental Attitude: Greg Hill Tells It Like It Is" BMX Plus! June 1998 Vol.21 No.6 p. 48 One of several top racers telling what it takes to win.
- "Flashback: Greg Hill" Transworld BMX December 2002 Vol.9 Iss.12 No.74 p. 34
*There was no May 1983 issue due to BMX Plus! changing printing companies after being obtained by Daisy/Hi-Torque Publishing Co., Inc. and subsequently changing the cover date system. See June 1983 Vol.6 No.5 p. 12 "Inside Scoop"
BMX magazine covers
Bicycle Motocross News:
Minicycle/BMX Action & Super BMX:
- August 1978 Vol.5 No.8 (M/BMXA) Twice, in main image and in inset.
- June 1980 Vol.7 No.6 (M/BMXA)
- August 1981 Vol.8 No.8 (SBMX)
- June 1982 Vol.9 No.6 (SBMX)
- January 1983 Vol.10 No.1 In inset amateur BMX racer Ron House posing with celebrity actress Justine Bateman. (SBMX)
- June 1984 Vol.11 No.6. Female clothing models in insert. (SBMX)
- June 1985 Vol.12 No.6 (SBMX&F)
- August 1986 Vol.13 No.8 (SBMX&F)
- March 1987 Vol.14 No.3 in bottom insert (16) ahead of Eddy King (6) in back. In right insert on ramp freestyler Joe Johnson. Main image freestyler Dennis McCoy.
- April 1988 Vol.15 No.4 with Ronnie Anderson in top left inset and freestyler Jack Smith in bottom right inset. (SBMX&F)
- September 1988 Vol.15 No.9 behind Gary Ellis and Charles Townsend. In inset freestyler Matt Hoffman.
Bicycle Motocross Action & Go:
- March 1982 Vol.7 No.3 (3) ahead of Bob Woods (2) (BMXA) This was the last issue in which the logo spelled out "Bicycle Motocross Action".
- November 1982 Vol.7 No.11 (BMXA)
- March 1984 Vol.9 No.3 (BMXA)
- September 1985 Vol.10 No.9 with Pete Loncarevich and Harry Leary. (BMXA)
- April 1987 Vol.12 No.4 (BMXA)
- September 1988 Vol.13 No.9 with Rick Palmer, Mike King, & unidentified on the gate. (BMXA)
- January 1989 Vol.14 No.1 (BMXA) This was the last issue of BMX Action to have the classic iconic BMX Action logo.
- June 1990 Vol.1 No.8 with Brad Blanchard and Perry Mervar in separate insets (Go).
- November 1978 Vol.1 No.1 Premier Issue.
- October 1981 Vol.4 No.10
- March 1982 Vol.6 No.3
- December 1982 Vol.5 No.12 behind Stu Thomsen.
- December 1983 Vol.6 No.11* In inset with Stu Thomsen, Nelson Chanady, Tim Judge and others at beginning of national banner presentation at the start of a race. Brian Patterson is the main image.
- November 1984 Vol.7 No.11 behind Shawn Texas (09) and ahead of John Crews (43). In insets Mike Franze (bottom) and freestyler Eddie Fiola (top)
- September 1986 Vol.9 No.9 in photo composite ahead of Tommy Brackens, Eric Rupe, Gary Ellis (1) and unidentified (15). Freestyler Eddie Fiola "above" them.
- August 1987 Vol.10 No.8 in bottom insert (3) slightly behind Gary Ellis (6) and ahead of Charles Townsend (CW) and ahead of unidentified (23). Top insert freestyler John Ludvigson; Main File: freestyler Matt Hoffman.
- May 1989 Vol.12 No.5 main image. In top insert is freestyler Woody Itson.
- August 1990 Vol.13 No.8 No.(2) tied with Brian Lopes (6) and ahead of Steve Veltman.
- August 1992 Vol.15 No.8 (3) in insert with Billy Griggs (5) and four unidentifieds (8), (64), (53) and (51). Main image freestyler Jimmy LeVan.
- November 1981 Vol.8 No.4 Half face close up with Hill in Helmet and goggles.
BMX Action Bike (British publication):
- April/May 1982 Iss.1 Premier Issue.
- August 1983 Iss.10
- February 1984 Iss.15
- December 1985 No.39
Bicycles and Dirt:
Snap BMX Magazine & Transworld BMX:
NBA World & NBmx World (The official NBA/NBmxA membership publication):
- NBA World April 1978 Main image and in profile in lower left insert.
Bicycles Today & BMX Today (The official NBL membership publication under two names):
ABA Action, American BMXer, BMXer (The official ABA membership publication under three names):
- ABA Action April 1983 Vol.6 No.4 standing with Brent Patterson, Steve Veltman, Robert Fehd, and Debbie Kalsow (ABAA).
- American BMXer January/February 1989 Vol.11 No.1
The USBA Racer (The official USBA membership publication):
- July/August 1984 Vol.1 No.1
- BMX Plus! November 1988 Vol.11 No.11 p. 43
- Fatbmx.com interview with Greg Hill
- Freestylin'/BMX Action December 1989 Vol.1 No.2 p. 39
- Freestylin'/BMX Action December 1989 Vol.1 No.2 p. 38
- Super BMX July 1984 Vol.11 No.7 p. 144
- BMXrider Fall 1998 Vol.1 No.1 p. 37
- Bicycle Motocross News"' May 1976 Vol.3 No.5 p. 14
- BMX Plus! January 1989 Vol.12 No.1 p. 42
- BMX Plus! March 1981 Vol.4 No.3 p. 28
- Bicycle Motocross Action November 1980 Vol.5 No.11 p. 109
- Bicycle Motocross Action September 1980 Vol.5 No.9 p. 56
- Bicycle Motocross Action March 1981 Vol.6 No.3 pp. 42, 43
- Super BMX June 1982 Vol.9 No.6 p. 11
- BMX Plus! December 1983 Vol.6 No.11
- BMX Plus! April 1985 Vol.8 No.4 p. 70
- Super BMX & Freestyle February 1987 Vol.14 No.2 p. 5
- BMX Action February 1987 Vol.12 No.2 p. 22
- BMX Plus! April 1986 Vol.9 No.4 p. 7
- BMX Plus! October 1986 Vol.9 No.10 p. 11
- BMX Plus! December 1992 Vol.15 No.12 p. 56
- BMX Plus! January 1995 Vol.18 No.1 p. 12
- American BMXer October 1994 Vol.16 No.9 p. 78(Sonic Speedwerx advertisement)
- Redline Website.
- bmxtreme.com article. Word search for "Sinister" (without the quotation marks).
- Snap BMX Magazine December 2000 Vol.7 Iss.12 No.50 p. 75
- bmxtreme.com article. Word search for "Greg Hill bids farewell" (without the quotation marks)
- Bicycle Motocross News May 1976 Vol.3 No.5 p. 14 (results)
- Bicycle Motocross Action March 1981 Vol.6 No.3 p. 48
- Super BMX April 1983 Vol.11 No.4 p. 5
- Super BMX November 1983 Vol.10 No.11 p. 5
- BMX Action March 1987 Vol.12 No.3 p. 13
- BMX Action September 1987 Vol.12 No.9 p. 15
- American BMXer December 1994 Vol.16 Iss.11 p. 11
- BMX Plus! March 1981 Vol.4 No.3 p. 30
- BMX Action March 1983 Vol.8 No.3 p. 26
- BMX Action March 1984 Vol.9 No.3 p. 17
- BMX Action March 1985 Vol.10 No.3 p. 26
- BMX Action April 1989 Vol.14 No.4 p. 46
- BMX Action July 1983 Vol.8 No.7 p. 23
- BMX Plus! July 1983 Vol.6 No.6 p. 46
- American BMXer March 1991 Vol.13 No.2 p. 10
- American BMXer December 1992 Vol.14 No.11 p. 55 (middle left)
- BMX Action May 1983 Vol.8 No.5 p. 66 & 98