Have you ever been lucky enough to check out the Suede Palace at the GNRS? Me neither, so I’ll let Sunday Slacker Magazine take you on a tour! Click the link for more info!
On our auto inflated trip in the USA, we came across a small chop shop owned by a cool guy named Matt. Matt owns Sled Alley, a small but impressive panel shop in Detroit where a modified car fanatic can go and get his or her ride slammed, smoothed, chopped and painted. He’ll even do a major engine/ driveline transplant just to guarantee you’re smoking the rears as you leave! Read More →
We all have visions don’t we? Visions of the perfect job, the perfect house or for most of us reading this mag, visions of the perfect car! But how many of us are able to turn this vision into fruition? Well, one such person who was able to accomplish this is John and his vision involved one of the classics from the United States; a 1956 Chev! But visions don’t just happen! They’re created from experiences in the field of desire as we make our way through previous visions such as a modified 1968 Toyota, Jags, Fords, a t-bucket and 34 rod John had previously owned. Not that he’s complaining about owning these cool rides but ultimately they were the stepping stones to his final dream pieced together from these experiences. 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 →
Summer in Victoria sees some of the biggest automotive events on the calendar happen during this time and this includes the Queenscliff rod run put on by the dedicated team of the Geelong Street Rodders. Once again they have run a flawless event seeing entrant numbers exceed previous figures with over four hundred participants enjoying a weekend of activities, local attractions, cruising and of course the Sunday show n shine. The final day of this long running event sees Queenscliff foreshore fill to capacity with entrants’ rods and rides while other enthusiasts fire their rides up and come on down to enjoy this visual exhibition. With a live band belting out the classics, it gives the whole scene a fantastic ambience while trade stands line the outer perimeter with their wares on show for rodders and budding automotive fans to purchase.
It’s always great to see newly completed and recently imported rides mixing with the regulars proving that a well run event will always bring people back for more and encourage first timers to check it out. The event caters for all styles of rods and rides from your traditional old school rides through to the latest high tech street rods strongly supported by Aussie and American classics; stock and modified. Judges had their work cut out for them with many vehicles showing off a highly detailed finish proving that show can also be go without dramas.
Queenscliff’s layout allows easy walking to the various eateries for visitors to enjoy a pub meal or café lunch just to take a short break from the show while the local Lions club has their own culinary delights on offer at the show itself.
If you haven’t taken the time to check out this side of the bay and have a rod hiding away in the shed, it may be time to bring it out, pack a weekend stay and come on down next year! Book early though because accommodation fills up fast with this ever evolving automotive spectacular!
Keep on cruisin’
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For 10 years Geelong’s own speed festival has laid dormant at the back of the events cupboard, covered in cobwebs and dust till finally a group calling themselves The Geelong Revival organization brought it back out into the open, dusted it off, tweaked it to their liking and laid it out for those of us who still have a hankering for some good old fashion eighth mile racing!!
Taking place along Geelong’s beautifully presented waterfront, this classic car spectacle, covering all genres from around the globe, ran across two days seeing a wide array of fantastic automotive creations from a bygone era through to a smattering of later model equipment test their mental against the clock as they gave their machines all they’ve got. From vintage race cars of the 1920s, home built equipment, MGs, minis, midgets, Aussie and American iron and every other conceivable racing marques, car enthusiasts were guaranteed to have their fill of automotive memorabilia from a cacophony of roaring engines, squealing tires and fumy exhausts while being visually stimulated by the varying shapes and designs of these classic beauties!
To compliment the eighth mile racing, Shannons Insurance sponsored a classic car and bike show seeing polished and pristine machines of all makes and models cover the lush grass areas and waterfront real-estate found around EasternBeach and stretching as far as Cunninghams Pier. If that wasn’t enough to keep you busy, the Steam Packets market ran all weekend while Sunday saw the inaugural running of the Fashions on the Field parade adding a touch of class to the whole festival.
I could continue to rave on about this event but like I said, it’s a visual thing so why not take it in yourself with a gander through my pics and let your imagination take you through the motions those who attended experienced and hopefully we’ll see you there next year guaranteeing the same professionally run, if not bigger, event in all areas!
Keep on cruzin!
Looking for that something special this Christmas? Can’t decide what to get? Why not get them a great piece of wall art to enhance their automotive lifestyle. Our signature print is this fantastic muscle car scene showing some awesome American muscle cars cruising through downtown Melbourne, Australia!
You’re riding in a 1970 Chevelle surrounded by some of Detroit’s finest heading down Kings Street in Melbourne’s CBD. Fantastic weather and croozy tunes, what more could you ask for!
This print measures 11 inches X 27 inches and has a metallic finish to give it the vibrant and custom effect it demands! At $60, it makes the perfect gift guaranteed to please any motoring enthusiast! If you’d like to purchase this print, simply contact me via Facebook or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll take care of the rest. All overseas orders welcome too!
The perfect conversation piece!!
Well, Motorclassica is over for another year but we had a ball while we were there checking out all the classics on show in their immaculate condition. The trade displays and art show, which we were a part of, definitely added to the overall event seeing a large number of people make their way through theRoyal Exhibition Building. Feel free to leave feedback and add us to your favorites if you want to keep up to date with what we do. See you there next year!