What’s a cat to do when he looks out the window on a cold bleak Sunday morning watching grey skies roll in threatening to ruin his day before it even begins? Stay under the covers? Turn up the heater? No way man! Get outta bed, get ya cat clothes on, grab ya main squeeze and find the best joint that’s jumpin in town and anyone who’s had anything to do with Kingpin Kuztums know those guys know how to put on a swinging, rockin event that’ll get ya hot all the way through!
Remember when a hot barmy night on the weekend left you with little else to do but jump in your hopped up ride, wind down the windows or pull the top back and go cruisin down Main street just to get the air circulating around you while taking in the amber lit streets of town as chrome barred classics, low riding customs and souped up rods casually ambled past you with the same intent as you, taking in the bright work and polished paint reflecting the surrounding cityscape across those vivacious metal curves in a kaleidoscope of coloured lights? We do too and Saturday night, unbeknown to Rob and Lam when setting the date was going to be one of those nights! Hot, barmy and great to be out and about! Read More →
With Christmas just around the corner, tis the season to hold a Christmas party and I can’t think of anyone who would hold a better nostalgic tinsel laden celebration than Rob and Lam of Kingpin Kuztums! Anyone who has been lucky enough to have taken part in one of their rockabilly events in the past know these guys don’t do things by halves and this was no exception! No two parties are ever the same as Rob and his team likes to mix it up a bit when it comes to choosing the venues. We’ve seen everything from a mix of retail/ street party close to Melbourne’s CBD to an industrial warehouse filled with cool customs and rockin bands!
Once again Rob and Lam switched it up by choosing to hold their Christmas party in a basement of a multi-story carpark in the trendy yet artistic suburb of St. Kilda while also occupying numerous levels of the carpark for cool custom parking. The basement gave the party that underground, “too cool to be in the limelight” feel about it, giving those attending that feeling of being connected to a unique scene not known to the general public. Read More →
This was the question put to us leading up to the event and, by the look of the turnout, I guess many people said “YES!” KingPin Kuztums in conjunction with Melbourne Old School Cruisers were the combined force behind this indoor/ outdoor rockabilly come car show inspired event!
Although the start time was 11am, perfect for a Sunday morning, many fired up early with their cool custom rides and classic muscle cars and headed out to Dandenong South to grab a park and a coffee and take in the sights and sounds old school V8s and classic sixes rocking up for the jaunt!
Beautiful Autumn weather brought out all the cool cats and pinup dolls for the grand opening of Kingpin Kuztums. Located in South Melbourne, the guys and girls of this new clothing range decided to officially open their business in grand style by throwing a riotous rockabilly party to rival none! Cool classic customs, rods and rides came from everywhere to take in the kustom scene as pinup dolls dressed to the nines readied themselves to compete for the Greazer Pinup Shootout photography comp crown on offer.
Once again it was time to slick back the hair, don and old school garage shirt and put on your favourite dancing shoes, jump in the classic custom cruiser and make your way up to the historic town of Ballarat for the Ballarat Beat Fest! This annual event is put on each year thanks to Arthur Mats and his team seeing many local and international acts booked for the four day event! Acts such as the Lincolns, Rock a Dees, Billy and the Headliners, Lucky 7, Starliners, Hanks Jalopy Demons and many other rockin cool cats belt out their brand of the cool fifties jive while eager punters soak up the vibe either kicking back with a Tiki cocktail from one of the numerous venues hosting the groups or taking to the dance floor with their favourite partner for a romp around the polished tiles! Read More →
Last weekend saw the annual Camperdown Cruise fire up once again bringing rockabilly fans from all over the country for the four day festival held at Camperdown in south west Victoria. This historic town opens its doors every year as rockabilly bands from around the world converge on the little town ready to bring a taste of the fifties back to its tree laden streets. Read More →
Chopped. What can I say; camping for revheads? Nostalgia rodding? Big boy’s playground? They all sum up what Chopped is about. Spending a weekend camping out, catching up with mates for a good laugh, tinkering with old school rides and giving it shit wherever you can just for fun! Read More →
With 40 degree Celsius weather forecast for the first day of the 11th Kustom Nationals, fans of this event could be excused for deciding to keep their rides tucked away while chilling out in the comfort of an air conditioned room somewhere, preferably with a drink in hand, but anyone who attended Friday nights opening event held along the picturesque foreshore of San Remo will testify that this did not happen! We arrived late afternoon and were amazed to see the huge number of cars and bikes parked up ready to take in all that the Nats could offer. Read More →