The List: 15 of Buckley's Best from Southwick

The List 15 of Buckley's Best from Southwick

July 7, 2017 11:05am

Photos and Captions by PAUL BUCKLEY

Paul Buckley is THE photographer at Southwick. He knows every angle of the facility, has seen every big name come through the sandy circuit, and he even has a berm named after him.

For this week's List, we decided to reach out to Paul and get his favorite shots from The Wick, as well as a bit of background on the images, going back all the way to 1982. If you like these photos, go check out Buckley's website for even more awesome shots from the Northeast. 

Jeremy McGrath 1993

McGrath on his 125 in 1993, early morning practice, nice light, and a clean bike, plus I liked his Sinisalo gear that year.
McGrath on his 125 in 1993, early morning practice, nice light, and a clean bike, plus I liked his Sinisalo gear that year. Paul Buckley

Southwick 1992

The Southwick National always brought out the chicks who were dressed to impress.
The Southwick National always brought out the chicks who were dressed to impress. Paul Buckley

Jeff Stanton 1989/1990

Jeff Stanton, maybe 1989 or 1990 back in the manual focus film camera days shot with a Canon F1 and an 85mm f1.2 lens. I like it because it makes me feel like I’m in the race and how many guys can say that got roosted by Jeff?
Jeff Stanton, maybe 1989 or 1990 back in the manual focus film camera days shot with a Canon F1 and an 85mm f1.2 lens. I like it because it makes me feel like I’m in the race and how many guys can say that got roosted by Jeff? Paul Buckley

Travis Pastrana 2000

Travis at Southwick on a 125, one of those overcast days but those bright colors really popped.
Travis at Southwick on a 125, one of those overcast days but those bright colors really popped. Paul Buckley

Rick Johnson 1986

Ricky Johnson in the Buckley Berm back in the days before repeaters (endless banners) shot on real B&W film, not converted from a color slide. Loved his Fox gear that year.
Ricky Johnson in the Buckley Berm back in the days before repeaters (endless banners) shot on real B&W film, not converted from a color slide. Loved his Fox gear that year. Paul Buckley

Doug Henry 1994

National champ, Doug Henry with the rudder out. Second year on Team Honda and on top of the world, also in the Buckley Berm.
National champ, Doug Henry with the rudder out. Second year on Team Honda and on top of the world, also in the Buckley Berm. Paul Buckley

Jeff Emig 1996

Fro, late in the day, second 250 moto. Look at that light, the cool shadows, and the golden highlights.
Fro, late in the day, second 250 moto. Look at that light, the cool shadows, and the golden highlights. Paul Buckley

Southwick 1990

Must be the denim.
Must be the denim. Paul Buckley

David Bailey 1982

David Bailey early morning practice in 1982 shot with the only Nikon I ever owned (an FE2 maybe?).
David Bailey early morning practice in 1982 shot with the only Nikon I ever owned (an FE2 maybe?). Paul Buckley

Ryan Villopoto 2007

RV2 working the sand. He really had a good flow with the Southwick whoops.
RV2 working the sand. He really had a good flow with the Southwick whoops. Paul Buckley

Ricky Carmichael 2006

RC4.
RC4. Paul Buckley

Ricky Carmichael 2006

Ricky Carmichael with some nice late afternoon light coming through in the background.
Ricky Carmichael with some nice late afternoon light coming through in the background. Paul Buckley

John Dowd 2008

I like shots like this one of John Dowd up close because it’s almost like a portrait at speed. Plus, look at the lighting and color, so sweet!
I like shots like this one of John Dowd up close because it’s almost like a portrait at speed. Plus, look at the lighting and color, so sweet! Paul Buckley

Kevin Windham 2010

I do like back lit shots and they don’t get much better than this one of Kevin Windham holeshoting Ryan Dungey.
I do like back lit shots and they don’t get much better than this one of Kevin Windham holeshoting Ryan Dungey. Paul Buckley

Justin Barcia 2016

To appreciate this shot of Justin Barcia you really had to be in this spot at the last local race before the National. The fast New England guys were launching pretty far off this jump but when Bam Bam hit it, he SENT IT!
To appreciate this shot of Justin Barcia you really had to be in this spot at the last local race before the National. The fast New England guys were launching pretty far off this jump but when Bam Bam hit it, he SENT IT! Paul Buckley