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    • Flats Movie – Build Diaries Part 3


      8:33am Wed 20th May


      10/2/15 With the bike finally all pulled apart and all the parts needed for the new build layed out on the floor I was ready to start the fun bit! I was so eager to get home and finish the steering neck, remove the cartridges out of the forks and get the layou...

    • Flats Movie – Build Diary’s Part 2


      2:06pm Wed 13th May


      6/2/2015 Woke up early today and opened up the garage, its Friday, the suns out and I have 15 minutes to repair the clutch arm on the Harley so I can ride something to work. I removed the exhausts, the clutch cover, found the issue, repaired the fork, reattach...

    • Rps13 – Drive Time


      10:05am Tue 12th May


      Well its been a while since I have driven the RPS13, I started to doubt how much enjoyment I got out of the sport, I mean is it worth all the effort? Then I came here! The day started off wet, I dont mind driving in the wet but when the surface is concrete eve...

    • Flats Movie – Build Diary’s


      12:15pm Tue 5th May


      1/2/2015 Its 1 month and 25 days till the event, I?m starting to stress about the build, the bike sits untouched in the garage but I know it?s mechanically sound. I?m still reading the DLRA rule book and thinking about a strategy that will be affordable, compe...

    • Flats Movie – The Concept


      1:55pm Thu 30th Apr


      Since finishing the Hilux build and filming the Dream Build Drive documentary I have been yearning for something new, the last 5 years had been a steep learning curve, a stretch on the budget and a testing time on my patience. After the Hilux was finished I ha...

    • Two Wheels To Getaway


      9:56pm Sun 15th Mar


      Well I know things are quite around here but in real life it couldn?t be anymore further from the truth. The truth is I havnt stopped for a second, this years set to be one of the biggest. I know everyone should be kept up to date with whats going on ETS HQ bu...

    • Vintage Usa – Homecoming


      9:40am Fri 16th Jan


      Firstly welcome to the new look for 2015, hope you like the new layout. DREAM.BUILD.DRIVE from Matthew J Cox on Vimeo. So 2014 is over, what a year, I feel like it went forever. This time last year the Hilux was on a boat destined for NZ and the filming proces...

    • Repairing The Quaife – Preparing For G...


      9:27am Tue 18th Nov


      After having so much fun inside the car at QLD Matsuri, then WTAC the week after I was starting to notice that the Quaife QBE69G wasnt performing like it used too. When I got home I lifted the Hilux up on its air jacks to give it a clean out. As you can see it...

    • Ktm Update


      4:52pm Tue 4th Nov


      October was a pretty wild month, after my trip up the east coast of Australia I am starting to find my routine again. Last weekend I took the little TS185 2 stroke Chopper up to Kustom Kommune for the Oil Stained Brain show. It got lots of great comments but i...

    • Wtac 2014 – 4th Time Lucky


      4:06pm Fri 24th Oct


      WTAC has been an institution for me, for the Hilux its been a display of personal progression, the first time I took it 10 hours up the Hume highway was in 2011, it was a chassis, 4 wheels and not a lot else, I remember towing it home in the rain, on an open t...

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