Events

A Reason to Boogaloo

The idyllic town of Castlemaine is a place where large murals clad the exterior walls of buildings and a hotted up American classic in the shopping centre car park isn’t a rare sight. It is also a stones throw from the site of the yearly event: The Boogaloo Invitational.

A Reason to Boogaloo

BABES RIDE OUT: UK

The first Friday in August saw me stuck in a traffic jam and headed towards Wales with my best friend and über-petrolette Robin, wondering if a women’s only motorcycle festival that had organically evolved in the sun-baked Californian desert could be picked up and successfully placed in the verdant hills of South Wales. The simple answer is yes!

BABES RIDE OUT: UK

The Europeans at Track Day Club

As an Australian, seeing this many hi-performance European luxury cars in one place is a rare experience. The only other time I witnessed ferraris, maseratis and porsches in the one place was outside the Monte Carlo Casino whilst on holiday.

The Europeans at Track Day Club

BLACK ARROW LABEL LAUNCH: Sydney

Local start-up label Black Arrow Label (founded by fashion designer and rider Hannah Smith) launched its first product offering last month in Sydney. Like many of us frustrated with the lack of offerings available for women who ride, Hannah put her fashion design skills and entrepreneurial spirit to actually doing something about it.

BLACK ARROW LABEL LAUNCH: Sydney

VICTORIOUS: Sydney

Capping off a month of motorcycle events here in Sydney was VICTORIOUS, an exhibition of motorcycle inspired photographs hosted by Sol Invictus Motorcycle Co. Photographers exhibited included Cole Bennetts, Billy Zammit and (IVV contributors) Cam Elkins, Kate Disher-Quill and yours truly. The place was packed, and was really nice to see some images made for the interwebs get the attention they deserved, printed and hung on the white walls of M2 Gallery in Surry Hills.  

VICTORIOUS: Sydney

GASOLINE LAUNCH: Sydney

After being a motorcycle and scooter workshop for over twenty years, they've recently expanded to selling unique prestige cars as well, all on show for an intimate launch. There food trucks, pulled pork sliders, a purpose built bar fully stocked (and now permanent), free hair cutting and grooming for men as guests were free to roam the showroom and workshop. 

GASOLINE LAUNCH: Sydney

THE HEINRICH MANEUVER LAUNCH: Deus Customs Sydney

A bunch of Sydney local moto-scene-stas were invited to an intimate gathering to reveal the launch of an exciting collaboration between BMW Motorrad Australia and Deus Ex Machina as the custom motorcycle house revealed their take on the German engineered R nineT.

THE HEINRICH MANEUVER LAUNCH: Deus Customs Sydney

THROTTLE ROLL: Sydney 2015

For the uninitiated, Throttle Roll, in its third year running, is a street style party that celebrates all things happening in custom motorcycle building from the backyard to the professional workshop. Since the first year, the crowd has grown, the bike selection has grown, the sponsorship variety has grown and the best thing? Free entry.

THROTTLE ROLL: Sydney 2015

DEUS BIKE BUILD OFF: Sydney

Seeing people descend on Bondi Pavilion to see the love poured into the builds that were entered, made the 5:30am wake up call (on a Sunday) well worth it. It was a rainy day by the beach, everyone was in good spirits, very chilled out and happy to be in good company. This year, the Sydney crew at Deus invited some emerging forces within the local moto scene including Stories of Bike, Sydney Cafe Racers who were promoting Throttle Roll, The Throttle Dolls and Rising Sun Workshop.

DEUS BIKE BUILD OFF: Sydney

THE THROTTLE DOLLS RIDE: Sydney

The weather Gods were kind to The Throttle Dolls on an April Sunday morning in Sydney, just before we got some unusually violent weather, it was perfect riding through the northern suburbs of the City through some of our prettiest coastal roads. The Dolls coordinated another big ride for all male and female riders alike and was the first time they felt confident to be able to start taking on members. 

THE THROTTLE DOLLS RIDE: Sydney

THE PHOENIX PROJECT: Humbolt County CA

The ladies behind screen printing company Hinterland Empire have rebirthed the Phoenix Project for the second year running. Trinia is an avid rider and loves custom culture and her local community, so when she saw an opportunity to fuse these two passions The Phoenix Project emerge. This year, the volunteers are at it again and they have two donor bikes, a Ducati 748 and a 996 with all raffle money doing to support a children's advocacy service in Humbolt.

THE PHOENIX PROJECT: Humbolt County CA

Speed Sisters Premiere

After two successful crowdfunding campaigns to produce a film about their story in 2012 and 2014, the final film about Speed Sisters Noor, Marah, Mona, Maysoon and Betty is being premiered in Toronto at Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival on April 29 – May 2.

Speed Sisters Premiere

AFTERSHOCK: Sydney 2015

Somewhere north of Sydney in a quiet and serene part of the world, a bunch of good people on deliberately inappropriate motorcycles descended on paradise and tore up the Atkinson backyard over a weekend of bush, bikes, bonfires and beer. 

AFTERSHOCK: Sydney 2015