Geelong vintage truck and machinery rally 2013

Hi folks check out this video I did for Vintage Truck and Commercial magazine, it features the Geelong vintage truck and machinery rally held in January this year, the rally is held at the Geelong show grounds which is great because the Geelong steam club is located there and they have a fabulous display of steam engines and machinery, the International Harvester clubs, club room is also on site.

The rally was well organised with plenty to see and do, trucks, tractors, vintage engines, a display by the liberator restoration group, a vintage tractor pull classic and custom cars and of course plenty of vendors stalls and delicious food supplied by the steam club at there shed.

My friend Lenny Orsetti from Lenny's custom clothing and I got together to do a photo shoot, shooing off his retro styled womens dresses, our three lovely models did a fantastic job despite the heat.

I hope you like the video. 

Geelong vintage Truck and Machinery show 2013

Mooneyes HRCS Yokohama 2013

Mooneyes Yokohama is a must see for lovers of Custom Car and Bike Culture, the show itself hosted by Shige Suganuma and the folks at Mooneyes Japan is absolutely awesome, it is a big day but the quality and variety of rides phenomenal, add to that just being in Japan and you have an unforgettable experience, you will want to return again and again.

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An Evening with Gene Winfield, Hosted by le Roi Texas Smith

In October 2013 I was invited to a dinner at a local Hotel where Gene Winfield was to be giving a talk, the evening was hosted by Texas Smith long time friend of Genes.
Both of them are legends in their fields, Gene Winfield is as you know one of the greatest custom car builders in the world, Tex has made his contribution to the scene as a Journalist, Editor and Publisher.
I have met Gene once before whilst covering Mooneyes HRCS in Yokohama for a local magazine and was immediately impressed by his character, he makes you feel as if you have known him for years, no pretensions just honesty and humility, Tex is the same, and boy can both men tell a story, they are old school gentlemen, a dying breed.
I had invited a friend Custom Culture Artist Aran de Baron along to the dinner, chiefly because he was doing a banner for the GNRS that was to include one of Genes Cars and he needed to clear up a few points, as we walked into the Hotel I ran into Texas's lovely wife Trish, I introduced Aran then Trish asked where we were sitting, my reply was we've just arrived we have not found seats yet, Trish replys great come and sit with us,man we nearly choked, we got to sit at the same table as Gene Winfield!
I love it when random stuff like that happens and blows your mind, anyway, I would like to thank Gene for giving of his time and his memories, and of course Tex for organising the shindig, It was one of the best nights I have spent in years listening to these two blokes discuss the custom car scene other builders and their experiences and dropping a few bombshells along the way.
Many thanks guy's for allowing me to publish this video, I hope you people watching it enjoy it as much as we enjoyed the evening. 

Thanks to Rik Hoving to, for the use of some images from his Archive.

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Chopped 2013, Rats, Customs, Bobbers, Choppers, Bands!

Chopped has grown to become Australia's premier Custom Culture weekend, With Rats, Customs, Bobbers, Choppers, heaps of Bands, Dirt drags with everything from Gassers and Altereds to Lowriders and Bobbers cutting loose on the dirt strip, if you prefer going around corners try the speedway oval, when you are sick of that hit the stage area and listen to some tunes or just grab yourself a seat and a brew, then kick back and watch the ever changing parade of characters go by. 

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Falcon Art, Flake and Graphics an Artistic Collabaration

Custom Painter Steve May (Lizard Designs) and Graphic Artist Aran de Baron, merge their individual talents to produce an extrordinary mix of custom paint and comic book graphics in an Australian first for the custom car scene.

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Glamour Hits Camperdown, @013 Miss Camperdown Cruise

Ruby Raabt Hosts the 2013 Miss Camperdown Cruise Competition, Retro lovelies parading in fabulous Vintage clothes, what more could you want.

Glamour Hits Camperdown, 2013 Miss Camperdown Cruise Competition

Aces of Spades, Vintage Stock Car racing at Daylesford Speedway.

I took a run over to Daylesford Speedway with Swifty and a few of the members of Castlemaine Rods, the Aces of Spades were running their vintage stock cars at Daylesford and with thirteen cars ready for competition, it sure was be  fabulous days racing.

Vintage Speedway at Daylesford Victoria Australia.


2013 Talbot Vintage Engine Rally

The 2013 Talbot Vintage Engine Restorers Group Rally held annual at the Talbot Sports ground always has a great range of vintage engines on display and 2013 was no exception.

2013 Talbot Vintage Engine Rally