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    • Ps13na Update – Kicking Goals!

      8:14am Tue 17th May

      I checked the weather for the upcoming weekend, sunny and clear, I had no plans for two days and had one goal in mind, to finish the chassis and etch prime the interior. Finishing the chassis involved adding the harness mounts, the last large job on the list b...

    • 1951 Triumph Drag Bike

      11:09am Tue 3rd May

      Firstly I cant tell you how good it felt to be back in my car at Wilby Raceway, once I had everything packed away I relaxed for a few days and then set my sights on finishing a few things in the garage. Before I show you what I have been up to though I [?]

    • Oliver’s Birthday Bash – Wilby In Th...

      11:39am Tue 26th Apr

      Drifting?? ahhhhh drifting, possibly the most complicated and diverse culture of the new era of motorsport. Why? Well there?s so many different ways of looking at it, each person holds their own view on what the sport represents to them, when I first fell in l...

    • 1986 Sportster – Complete

      2:16pm Tue 26th Apr

      In the last post I detailed the new swing-arm I was building, with the swingarm all finished up it was time to give it a paint and get this thing finished! With the wheels in and the chain on it was time to add the aesthetics and get it moving. But to move you...

    • Flats Premier – New Zealand

      12:40pm Wed 30th Mar

      It all began in a fast paced series of events, 14 months ago I set out on an adventure to set a land speed record, compelled to tell my story I took with me a team of friends and we all worked through the stages to get to this point. It was another world for [...

    • Flats Movie – Now Available

      1:08pm Wed 30th Mar

      The Flats Movie is now available to rent or own, follow us on our quest to set a land speed record. FLATS from Matte Media on Vimeo. Remember you can get all the details on the build of the bikes on my previous posts. Thanks for the support!

    • The Road To And From The Premiers

      11:15am Mon 21st Mar

      As I write this I am relieved, Dean and I just finished up our East Coast Australia Flats movie premier tour, with just one more stop in NZ before the film is set free to the entire world to view on the 25th. A few months ago Dean and I were chatting and plann...

    • Flats Premier – Now In Nz

      10:31am Mon 7th Mar

      I am excited to announce that Dean and I will be jumping on a plane and heading to NZ to premier our new FLATS movie. Its all thanks to the Earnest Workwear Co and you can find the ticket sales here on their site Our East Coast Australia Premier plans are taki...

    • Premier Tour Announcement – East Coast...

      10:34am Tue 23rd Feb

      Well Dean and I are off on another adventure to show Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Geelong our last adventure. It is the FLATS Movie Premier Tour and we are happy to announce that we have tickets for sale, we would like to extend this welcome to you and your...

    • Ets Drift Ute – 3 Years In 100 Photos

      4:41pm Wed 17th Feb

      I had a request the other day to be a part of a book, the book was on modified cars, they wanted three photos and a short story on the car, 3 photos I thought???. That should be easy. I fired up the old laptop, it took a few minutes to come to life, bogged [?]

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