Once again a huge turnout of cool Aussie and American rides took part in the Geelong Australia Day cruise! It has become a traditional way for automotive enthusiasts alike in Geelong and the surrounding districts to celebrate our official national day of Australia.
One of Australia’s pinnacle automotive events has always been the Victorian Hot Rod show held at the heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building situated in the Carlton Gardens. Showcasing Victoria’s, as well as Australia’s best rods, customs and classics in both two and four wheels, this year the iconic event went one better with a Kingpin Kuztum empowered custom car and rockabilly party held outside the main building.
Last Saturday I headed to the inner depths of Melbourne’s suburbia, specifically, the well-established suburb of Coburg. A place of many diversities and subdivisions developed from many decades of social growth creating a cultural community of both residential as well as industrial occupancy.
Nestled in amongst the sprawling industrial precinct of this Northern Melbourne suburb is the newly established but highly experienced automotive work shop, Classic and Custom Garage owned by rockabilly eccentric, Andy (Pudzy) Pritchard.
Having spent my Christmas break overseas in Singapore and Hong Kong, finding out what it’s like to live in countries that don’t have a strong automotive history, nor do they really care too much about owning such equipment due to the geographical layout of their land as well as the fact that they have a huge population living in a small space, it was great to get back home and take in the atmosphere of where our automotive enthusiasm originated from!