Motorcycles

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, 2018

2018’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride transformed Sydney into a vibrant hub of dapper riders on custom and classic motorcycles. There was plenty of posing (in a good way) before the crew of 800 or so bikes headed off…

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Deus ex Machina TW200 motorcycle

Deus ex Machina (Sydney) designed and built this extraordinary custom motorcycle using a Yamaha TW200 as the base. Very little of the original bike other than its functional components remain, with an extended swing-arm reminiscent of…

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The Machine Show, Braidwood 2018

The Machine Show—held over three days in Braidwood—brought motorcycle enthusiasts together for an event including a show and shine, swap meets camping and other associated activities. On display were a wide assortment of vintage motorcycles ranging from a…

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The Machine Show, Braidwood

The Machine Show—held in Braidwood over the weekend—brought motorcycle enthusiasts together for an event including a show and shine, swap meet, camping and other associated events. On show were a wide assortment of vintage motorcycles ranging from a…

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Custom saddlebag for Deus motorcycle

Over the past decade, there have been times when it would have been prudent, one might say essential, to have a pair of waterproof pants—and waterproof bag for electronics—with me. Alas, we are not always…

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Austin Healey

Austin-Healey was a British sports car maker established through a joint-venture between Austin—a division of the British Motor Corporation—and the Donald Healey Motor Company in 1952. The Austin-Healey 100-6 was the second of the three Austin-Healey models later known as the Big Healeys. Introduced in 1956,…

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Deus Surf Swap, Bondi Beach

The Deus Surf Swap was on again this weekend at Sydney’s Bondi Pavilion. Celebrating music, good food and a love for the provenance of old surfboards, this year’s event focused on the humble twin fin….

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Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, 2015

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride transformed Sydney into a vibrant hub of seriously good custom and classic motorcycles and well dressed riders. This year 410 cities around the world participated with around 800 bikes including bobbers, cafe racers,…

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Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, 2014

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride transformed Sydney into a vibrant hub of seriously good custom motorcycles and well dressed riders. This year over 500 bikes including bobbers, cafe racers, sidecars and classics met in a festive atmosphere…

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Classic VW Beetle

The lingering pleasure of Ferdinand Porsche’s design for the people’s car, the Volkswagen Beetle (bug). 21 million Bettle’s were manufactured from 1938 until 2003. They are air-cooled, rear-engined, rear-wheel drive and the longest-running and most-manufactured…

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Porsche 356 Speedster

The 356 was Porsche’s first production automobile. It was a lightweight, rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive  sports car available in hardtop coupe and cabriolet configurations. Production commenced in 1948 and continued until 1965. The ‘Speedster’, with its low, raked windscreen and…

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