Sunday, 6 May 2012

New Ride!

 The XT on the left is my new ride and the one on the right is Mavie's. 
 Had a great Sunday morning cruising the streets.

Friday, 30 March 2012

Farewell the King Of Kirra.

  THE world's top surfers are in mourning after the death of legendary Gold Coast waverider Michael Peterson.
  Peterson, or MP as he was better known, died from a suspected heart attack at his Coolangatta home. He was 59.
  Before 11-time world champion Kelly Slater came along, Peterson was regarded as the great surfer ever. He was just about unbeatable in the early 1970s, winning most of the world's major events including the famed Bells Beach Classic three times.
  His trademark manoeuvre - a savage, sweeping turn dubbed the 'MP cutback' - was immortalized in the classic surf film Morning of the Earth.

 Peterson was also one of surfing's most mystical characters, with his uniform of leather jacket and aviator sunglasses and enigmatic catchphrase: "I could say, but I won't."
But his career hit the rocks due to the combined effects of drug addiction and paranoid schizophrenia.
After numerous drug busts, he ended up in Boggo Road jail, in 1983, after being chased by what he thought were Martians. In fact, it was a posse of police.
 A roadblock of 15 police cars had to be set up on the Story Bridge to stop his 1966 Falcon after a chase in which 120km/h speeds were clocked.
 Peterson gave up surfing and lived with his mother Joan on the southern Gold Coast, but remains a revered figure in the sport.
 "He was a legend to me," Slater said on Twitter yesterday.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney

 "First Lady of Drag Racing"
I used to see Shirley race in the early 80's at Orange County Dragstrip Ca.
Not only was she the first female drag racer of all time she also won the NHRA Top Fuel championship in 1977, 1980 and 1982, becoming the first person to win two and three Top Fuel titles. 
She made her final drag racing pass in 2003.
Pictured here with her first husband (and mechanic) Jack Muldowney in the foreground.
Shirley and Jack's gas station.

Shirley and Don "Big Daddy" Garlets.

They made a movie about her and it's awesome.

The part at the end of this clip when her crew (her actual family) pulls up after her win brings tears to my eyes...

Shirley and Skippy

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Vinnie and the Twerps

A little movie that Vinnie and i made the other day set to the sweet sounds of the Twerps "Jam song"

Monday, 16 January 2012

The first Broadford Bonanza...

James taking my bike for a fang...

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Animatronic Teddy Bear

I did the animatronics in this teddy bear for the Guillermo del Toro film "Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark"
He was radio controlled and the armature was made mostly from Meccano.

My desk in the workshop.
 I used some of the components from my childhood radio controlled cars.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012


A sculpture i did some years ago of an R2 Unit. It also serves as an outdoor fire brazier and bbq.
The stainless steel head is lifted off and a circular bbq plate rests in it's place.

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