SMB Bearings have had another cracking year - all thanks to you!
So, we thought we'd cast our minds back over a few of the best bits...
We were delighted to be joined by Ian Emery, RC Helicopter pilot - he has wowed us with his meteoric rise up the AHA's ranking this year...
F1 In Schools competitors Adactus won the central England F1 in Schools Championship & also best engineered car...
Our new advert featured in Model Helicopter World magazine for the first time...
We had loads of spiffy videos from Shannon Francis, our lovely Bristol-based sponsored scooter rider - here's an example of just such a vid:
Our EBAY SKATE SHOP finally opened - YEAY!!!
We continue to sell over 2000 other items via our traditional store (ye olde fashioned telephone & email), but thought that we'd give this a whirl & so far, so good!
Vive La France! Our French gravity sports champions took podiums galore & most of the style & glory at La Rigalet...
We were so, so proud of young Harry Redstone - we went to watch him competing at Swindon Radio Controlled Model Car Club (SRCMCC for short!) & although he didn't do so well whilst his bearing sponsors were watching (I think we might have put him off his stride a bit :-) ) he has had an amazing overall season & race series & is thinking of competing in national competitions next year...
We were delighted to catch up with Stan at Jankowski Weathervanes again, it is always a real treat to see where our bearings end up & this is never truer than in the hands of a real artisan like Stan...
We got in early & donated heaps of prizes to Hogtoberfest - a downhill skateboarding weekend of mayhem!
Ian Emery finished 3rd in the AHA British Nationals! What an astounding first-season result for our local RC heli hero.
Our customers continue to delight with their ingenuity - not least this month RSL Steeper & their prosthetic hand (that allows one wearer to make a famous Gallic gesture for the first time in 5 long years!), & Hans Meevis, a wonderfull talented jeweller currently based in Germany.
The fun part came when the lovely ladies at Valleys Roller Dolls got in touch - this dynamic bunch of roller derby afficianados needed some decent skate bearings & we were happy to oblige.
We look forward to helping them out in the future & following their roller derby progress -if they're not too shy, we'll hopefully tell you more about them soon :-)
Well, what a year it has been! I hope you enjoyed just a small sample of our many highlights from 2012. We'd like to thank our clients for their continued custom, our suppliers for their continued support & our friends for keeping us entertained all bally year!
|Christmas lights in London last weekend|
We'd like to wish you all the very best for the festive season & the coming year - see you in 2013!!