Price: $110.00 and Includes Free Ground Freight
Ernesto Fonseca Signature Series ANTIX Sunglasses
Known by his fans and friends as “Ernie,” Ernesto Fonseca is originally from Heredia, Costa Rica. He started riding motorcycles when he was five years old. After he earned several national titles in his homeland, Ernie and his family decided to try some races internationally. Ernie went on to win several Latin American titles. Later in his career yet still a youngster, he raced in the U.S. amateur circuit and was very successful. Things were looking up for the young kid from Costa Rica. Every rider’s dream, no matter where they come from, is to become a “factory rider” in the most prestigious circuit in the world: the U.S. SX & MX series. In 1999, Ernie was officially a member of the Yamaha of Troy Team. Ernie had finally fulfilled his childhood dream.
Ernie raced professionally for eight years, winning two Lites titles and earning many podium finishes in the SX class. Highlights include winning his first title in the East Coast (1999) and his second in the West Coast (2001). This made him the first rider ever to win titles in both coasts, as well as the first Latin American ever to win an SX title in the U.S. circuit. His best results in the premier class were a 3rd-place finish in SX (2003) and another 3rd-place in MX (2005).
Ernie’s career was cut short on March 7, 2006 due to an accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Ernie currently resides in Southern California, where he undergoes therapy. He is still a fan of the sport that taught him life lessons and gave him so many opportunities.
With each purchase of the Ernesto Fonseca Signature Series ANTIX, Oakley will donate 5% of the wholesale price to the Next Steps Foundation. It’s an organization that assists in providing funding for the prevention, treatment and cure of paralysis. On top of that, Oakley will provide an additional 5% from the wholesale price to help support Ernesto’s recovery. We are honored to assist the foundation while saluting the achievements andiron will of the famed SX/MX rider.
Ernie has always been a fan of Japanese design and style. White, red and black are his favorite colors, so he had an artist friend blend them into the koi fish design. It’s not just a look of pure originality it’s a symbol for strength, endurance and perseverance in the face of adversity. Ernesto’s signature is laser etched near the edge of the single continuous lens, and the optics take advantage of POLARIC ELLIPSOID geometry for clarity that extends all the way to your peripheral view. The canvas for the art is a Polished Black frame made of durable yet lightweight O MATTER, highlighted by true metal icons. Its sculpturally integrated hinge mechanisms work with dual CAM action, and its Three-Point Fit optimizes comfort. Impact resistance and optical precision meet ANSI Z87.1 standards, but you would expect no less from Oakley’s HIGH DEFINITION OPTICS (HDO).
- Durability and all-day comfort of lightweight, stress-resistant O MATTER frame material
- Precision and durability of sculpturally integrated hinge mechanisms with dual action
- Optimized peripheral view and side coverage of POLARIC ELLIPSOID lens geometry
- Comfort and Performance of Three-Point Fit that holds lenses in precise optical alignment
- Metal icon accents, with square Icon
- Optical precision and performance that meets all ANSI Z87.1 standards
- Impact resistance that meets ANSI Z87.1 basic impact standards
- UV protection of PLUTONITE lens material that filters out 100% of UVA/ UVB/ UVC & harmful blue light up to 400 nm
Available in Polished Black/Warm Grey