This month’s masterclass is a bit out of order and will be held this Thursday August 22.
From 6pm we are very pleased to present Euan Cameron who is undoubtedly one of New Zealand’s best motorsport photographers.
Euan will be talking about how to get the very best photos of cars and bikes.
It’s that time of the month again. First Thursday means Swannie’s Bike Night Masterclass.
Tomorrow (Thursday) we are:
Celebrating Milwaukee Iron
Guest presenters are Tony and Isaac Fisher.
You won’t believe all the hard work poor Craig down at Deflux has had to do to solve the issues created by the Happy Hacker who came in and wrecked our site. i am still unable to get into the site on my own computer which has made posting witty observations somewhat tough.
Fear not, however, I’m back. But bearing news that I’m off on my honeymoon next week so you will all have to wait a couple of weeks before regular posting begins again.
In the meantime I’d like to let you all know that tomorrow (Thursday) night is the next Smash Place Masterclass.
This session will be hosted by Phil Garrett.
Just a quick note to let you all know that Keith McLeod’s presentation at Masterclass was inspired – Greg and I will start burying bike parts in the future in the hope that our bikes can look half as cool as Keith’s AJS that he roared up on.
I was so enthused by the talk that I clean forgot to get a a photo of his bike. I will have to post that some other time.
Following the talk, Greg and I continued stripping down the little TY. Now, with it looking like a total wreck, I’m hoping we can get it back together before we go away dirt-biking next weekend.
Congratulations to Pete Jones for winning the inaugural Masterclass Bike Comp with his bicycle with a lawnmower engine strapped on the front.
Thanks to Keith for giving the talk and for donating the bike below to our collection. He told me he made it for his kids when they were young which must have been in the days before health and safety. I think both Greg’s and my wives will be very happy to learn we are collecting more old shit for them to dispose of after we die in a horrific motorbike crash.
Hello everyone and happy Waitangi Day,
While you are all off enjoying a work-free day, don’t forget our second Bike Night Masterclass is on tomorrow night (Feb 7).
This week our presenter will be Keith McLeod.
Keith’s 80 year-old AJS racers go like stink and are crowd favorites in the pits at motorcycling events around the country. Keith is into the idea of bikes looking “as found”, recognizing that age, patina and decay are natural processes that should be embraced as opposed to tidied up and removed from existence.
We’re not entirely sure what the content of Keith’s talk will encompass but when you’ve got a guy with a reputation and collection like Keith’s showing up, you just shut your mouth and listen to whatever he’s got to say.
Weâre hoping to have both of Keithâs racers on display and who knows, their exhausts might even be encouraged to bark a little!
We also want to kick-start a new event for Masterclass Night.Â A mini bike show.Â Up to six bikes will enter and place their bike in front of Greg’s Caravan. Then when you order a Bodgie Beer you will receive a voting token which you can place in the voting boxes.
The winner will receive a free Bodgie Burger and Bodgie Beer and be eligible to enter Swannie and Smash Palace’sÂ âBest of Masterclassâ Bike Show to be held Labour Weekend 2013. And yes, the winner of this prestigious event will get a trophy (probably some junk bodged together by Greg at the last minute) and the prestige of knowing they have the best bike at Smash Palace Bike Nights 2013.