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    • Wtac 2014 – 4th Time Lucky


      5:06am 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...

    • Qld Matsuri 2014


      11:47pm Tue 14th Oct


      Matsuri: Japanese word for festival, ?kono matsuri wa omoshiroi desu ne? translation: this festival is interesting isn?t it? It is interesting, having been to Japan and witnessed a Matsuri at Ebisu circuit, then twice here in QLD, I can honestly say its the cl...

    • Chopped 2014 – Part 1


      7:28am Sun 5th Oct


      Chopped 2014 has been run and won, well not really won because thats not the aim of the weekend, the aim is to have three days of fuel powered fun with heaps of likeminded people. After visiting last year I had to return with something to ride. That was the so...

    • The Ts185 – Reborn 2 Stroke Chopper


      3:01am Sun 21st Sep


      Its interesting how life and people work, how situations shape a persons goals and perspectives. After having the time of my life in the USA on our honeymoon I returned to Australia with so many fond memories of inspirational moments. I have been off work afte...

    • Steel And Possibilties


      1:44am Mon 8th Sep


      It probably started around year 11 at High School, I enrolled in metal class and quickly became exposed to the possibilities of steel and the craft of working with it. Its not about being the perfect welder, the perfect sheetmetal shaper, the lathe artist or h...

    • Ets Garage – The Latest On The Ps13


      11:44am Wed 20th Aug


      Being on a waiting list for surgery has its upsides, spending time in the garage is one thing that I just can?t get enough of. Im racing the clock with the PS13, trying to get the majority of the fabrication work done so I can have a break when its time to get...

    • Ps13na – Garage Sale


      2:15am Sun 10th Aug


      Things have been really different in 2014 for me, with the Hilux all finished off it gave me some clarity in where my life is heading, to be honest I am super content with everything I have, I don?t need more projects I just need to finish the ones I have star...

    • Ets Garage – Confined Winters


      9:09am Fri 1st Aug


      Only a few weeks ago I was on the other side of the world, enjoying the summer sun and taking in all the amazing sights America had to offer through the window of 1965 Ford van, the honeymoon had to end at some point, I had to return back home and get back int...

    • Ets Moto Build – Re Energized


      5:58am Sun 27th Jul


      It?s been a while since I have updated this build, to tell you the truth I almost gave up on it all together. Before I left for America I hit a roadblock, the lower frame rails I had made up just weren?t working, I went over and over every scenario to make the...

    • Ktm Cafe Racer – The Dark Side


      1:22am Tue 22nd Jul


      Well I am home from our amazing Honeymoon, I was all set to head back to work but the doctors who are looking after my finger gave me some bad news on the rehabilitation, turns out after looking at the scans I had chopped my tendon in half, what is now a sligh...

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