Los Angeles Times - Bruce Brown tribute brings out 'On Any Sunday' friends and family
The life and career of the late Bruce Brown were celebrated Saturday night at a private, invitation-only event in Riverside.
About 100 friends and family members turned out to pay tribute to the "Barefoot Maverick," who put surfing on the map with his movie "Endless Summer" and legitimized motorcycling with the follow-up documentary "On Any Sunday."
Many at the intimate gathering had met while making the 1971 motorcycle movie. Others credited Brown and his movie with making their motorcycling careers possible.
Raising their glasses in Brown's honor were two of the three "stars" of the landmark film — racer Mert Lawwill and off-road legend Malcolm Smith, whose Riverside retail outlet hosted the weekend event.