Thursday, January 24, 2013

Australia Day

January 26th is Australia Day, that would be the 25th over her in North America. 
Here are a couple of sickle events happening in Melbourne on OZ day

(this mag looks like a true labour of love!)

and Gasolina will be having there Grand Opening the same day. 
Sickles, Music, Food, Beer, and more

I on the other hand will be drinking VB and watching Ned Kelly and Road Warrior!

PS... if anyone sees this bike, tell the dude that it's a ruler!



Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Modak

Melbournes motorcycle district is in the downtown city core. From what I had heard, there is a rich history in that area for motorcycles and it continues today. One that almost slipped by us was Modak Motorcycles. It was established in the 30's and it's still going. The 'new' owners took it over in the 50's and, by the looks of things, they adhere to the moto, "if it aint broke, don't fix it". This place is a time warp! There was even a very old lady sitting at a table who, I'm sure, has been there since day 1. Modak is Australia's oldest cycle shop.  And, everyday we passed it, there were people in there picking stuff up or inquiring about parts for their British iron.


The dude seemed oblivious to the number of photos being taken of the place
Took a while to realize the little old lady was still alive.


Antique cabinetry with random NOS parts


WOW!


even some NOS japanese


Bits


More bits

The Art of Rory Doyle







Ran into a dude at the local hip establishment, Clark and Frances, the other day. We exchanged some info and I found out he was a pretty rad artist/designer. Looking for some new talent? HERE