The First Annual Smash Palace Bike Show was last weekend and what a roaring success.
We held the event up at the Pallet Pavilion once we realized the numbers were getting too big for Smash Palace. That was lucky because we had more than 150 bikes at the peak of the event.
I think it is exactly what has been missing in the Christchurch petrolhead calendar. The problem I have with most bike shows is that they are far too focused on one type of bike. So you get a show full of British bikes or Jap sports-bikes and the diversity gets lost. Our only theme was we were anti chrome and we wanted to see the most fucked bikes in town.
And boy did we get some strange beasts show up. There were bikes there that I had never seen before and some that I couldn’t have even imagined.
We had the after party at the bar and everyone sat around and told lies until it was time to go home.
Thanks to Swannie and Luke for organizing the event and to headfullofsnakes and committedfew for the pictures below. I can’t remember where I put my camera at the end of the day so will post my pictures once I locate it.
Here’s to next year when we are planning on making the event bigger and better and some have even been talking of starting a brass band on scooters.