Don’t forget this Sunday December 15 we are having our second annual Family Fun Day.
Grab your classic car or bike, pack the picnic, pack the kids and meet at the old Goodbye Blue Monday site (172 High St – opposite C1 Coffee) on Sunday.
Slow vehicles departing at 11am and the quickies at 11:30.
We will be heading out to the kind folks at Waipara West Winery for a picnic and some fun activities.
See you all on Sunday.
Poor wee Greggy is having to sell some of his bikes to finance his new purchase.
So if you’ve been hanging around on Bike Night and wanting to get involved in this dirt bike thing, pop down for a test ride. You get guaranteed entry to the Shearers Run 2014 – the limited spots are filling fast.
This is the one for you if you want a pure dirt bike. Click here to link to TradeMe.
And this one is for you if you want to ride on the road and join the Smash Palace Scramblers. Click here for a link.
They’re both well priced and serviced by our resident Piston Whisperer.
Wow, Bike Night is getting really big. With the warm weather the place has been at capacity for the last few Thursdays.
Last night Greg was assembling the rear-end off Garry’s De Dion Bouton. While it is a car, and thus against the rules of bike night, Garry is such a smooth talker that we thought we’d help him get his silly old car running. Once we get it going we can convince him to sell it and buy a Gordon Keeble.
For something from 1905 it is pretty amazing that this rear end was used in racing cars tright through until the 1980s. It was nice to see the legend up-close-and-personal.
I’m pleased to announce a successful SPSR 2013. Thankfully nobody died or even broke a bone. Just some old men feeling sore come Monday.
Last year we did a 50cc thing but this year we decided to mix shit up and did the event as a dirt bike invitational. So we hand-picked our 15 favorite people from bike night that own suitably shitty dirt bikes and headed to Lake Coleridge for a weekend.
Friday morning we headed south and managed to drive out the bottom of the Southerly and into the most perfect weather imaginable.
Congratulations to Luke O who won the coveted Golden Glove this year. He was so far ahead of everyone else after dominating the hill climb, the sprint race, the wiggle woggle and gaining extra points for mechanical competence. He even managed to show up the wheelie king (me) with a display of one wheel riding that separated the men from the boys.
Bookie favorite Jock surprisingly didn’t win the Best Boozer points which were instead shared by Josh and Matty J. Jimi won the cleaning award for the second year in a row which should ensure he is invited back every year.
The isolation and landscape down there are second-to-none and we had such a grand time that we will do it the same next year. So get yourself a crappy dirt bike and start hanging about on Thursdays if you want to make it onto the exclusive list for next year.
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.
Joseph has left his 80s Honda CBX up at the bar to see if anyone wants to buy it. If you are looking for an easy, cheap bike, then this is for you. I think it would make a great cafe racer but have promised my wife that I will stop buying vehicles for a while.
The bike ran when put away. It just needs someone with a bit of time and knowledge to fiddle with the carb and get the brakes working. Then it’s really an exercise in making it look cool.
It has a brand new battery which has to be worth a few bucks. It also has a complete rolling spares frame to poach parts off. On top of this there is a nice box of goodies that Joseph had intended to put on the bike but never got around to.
Registration is on hold which will make getting it back on the road a whole lot easier.
All he wants for it is $800 ONO so grab yourself a bargain. It is living at the bar at the moment so just swing down if you want to have a look or call me to arrange a time.
I’m hoping we can flick it to someone we know as I reckon it is a really sharp price for a great wee bike.
It’s that time of the year again. Time to drag the poor old Austin Seven Chummy out of the shed, tighten the bolts and fire it up.
Then this Sunday it will have its yearly thrashing at the Balcairn Trial. If you feel like coming out on Sunday to see the madness send me an email johnny(at)goodbyebluemonday.co.nz and I will flick you through the directions.
Last year, resident Austin expert Avon Hyde commented “I didn’t know an Austin could rev that high”. So there you go, we are teaching the old gurus new things about poor, abused Austins.
Come by tomorrow night and check the old girl out. After a few pints I’m sure we will be willing to demonstrate its revving capabilities.
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.