Back in Sydney, totally burnt up too as Serg scored a flat tyre on the highway home and Claudio and I had to sit in the sun and wait for him to return from the nearest tyre shop!
REBUILD the Philippines was awesome and Melbourne turned on the weather, hard. So many marshals and volunteers greeted the hoards of amazing rides into the amazing venue in West Melbourne, which almost had a Daikoku Futo vibe going on. We loved it!
More pics on Zen: http://zengarage.com.au/2013/12/melbourne-road-trip-part-3-rebuild
Fuel up! Leaving from Zen this morning.
Isn’t a road trip without McDonalds.
Beautiful cafe in the carpark.
The price you pay for a photo!
Natural Habitat. Finally!
Matty the host.
Westgate Bridge. The Yarra.
Photo Credit: http://www.iheartstance.com
I love generating discussion and I’ve been known to open can of worm discussion threads on the JDMST forums for years. Tiring for some, but inspiring for others.
The other day I had a situation on the forums where a group of long standing members banned together to blast an individual about his choice of car tuning (stance). Worst thing is they did it in the guys build thread. One of my priorities is to inspire people to create and share their builds by running a build thread/diary on the forums. I can’t have haters destroy build threads as it’ll just scare people off from creating them (takes a lot of effort to run one to be honest).
In an attempt to stand up for the stance guys I wrote a facebook status that ended up getting over 250 comments in a matter of hours, the next morning I wrote a feature which yesterday had over 23,656 views on the Zen Garage web site. Not all the feedback has been positive, but that’s got to be expected when you’re voicing your opinion in public, the main thing is I’ve generated a bit of discussion, and it’s gotten a few people thinking I’m sure.
Check it out here: http://zengarage.com.au/2013/11/so-over-people-hating-on-stanced-cars
Good times with Samantha Torretta, Adam Burgess, Hayley Swanson and Ved Kay.
All the photos from last weekend’s epic sneaker swap meet are now on Zen. Click here to check them all out: http://zengarage.com.au/2013/11/the-kickz-stand-sneaker-swap-meet-4/
Has been an interesting and entertaining 48hrs on the JDMST forums/facebook group. I couldn’t help but write a feature this morning, so therapeutic!
These 1/1 (they’re samples) Reebok Pumps are all mine! Yesterday we hosted The Kickz Stand Sneaker Swap Meet at Zen Garage and the boys gave me these kicks as a gift to say thanks. Was an amazing day despite the weather. I didn’t take any shots, but Ved did and I can’t wait to see his shots!
Mia having a good sniff like any sneaker freaker would.
Like a little window into the universe. I was always so fascinated by the see-through bits on sneakers as a kid.
I so need to clone myself. Last night I wanted to be at 2 places at the same time; The Harley-Davidson art show (check the previous post) and shooting Simmy with a 328 GTS with Photographer Matthew Mead for Zen Garage.
Whilst I didn’t make it to my own shoot, I spent some of today hanging out with Simmy and editing Sergio’s behind the scenes shots which made me feel a little better (she’s gorgeous and he’s getting good at shooting! All I did was a bit of dynamic cropping and slight colour adjustments).
Check out the shots: http://zengarage.com.au/2013/11/behind-the-scenes-simone-peres-ferrari-328-gts-shoot
My coverage of last night’s Harley-Davidson “For the Love of Lids” art show at Mary’s in Newtown is now up on Zen Garage. Was an amazing night hanging out with great people, great art, bikes, music, fried chicken, burgers and booze!
PS: The show ends on the 30th of this month, so be sure to drop into Mary’s Newtown (Mary St.) before it ends!
Group shot of all the Artists.
TJ Guzzardi’s helmet. So glad to have met this guy, he’s amazing (we featured him a while back).
Ben Brown’s wild piece. I’ve know of Ben’s work for YEARS. So glad to finally meet this guy too!
Nanami’s piece on the left and Lachlan Bruce’s larger than life helmet on the right.
Our menu for the night, lots of people braved the JD Shake! Personally I stayed on the Young Henry’s and highly recommend the Mary’s Burger (oh… and the chicken!).
Little Bastard, because live music rocks.