Grease Monkeys NZ

A Site for Garage Built Custom Motorcycles with that Vintage Vibe
 
HomeHome  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  

Share | 
 

 The First Annual Grease Monkeys Show

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
MikeDodd
Apprentice
Apprentice


Posts : 27
Join date : 2015-02-02
Age : 29
Location : Mt Eden

PostSubject: The First Annual Grease Monkeys Show   Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:10 am

Save the date for the first annual Grease Monkeys club show!!

Ok everyone, this is happening, it’ll be a great day full of some awesome bikes – save the date for Sunday the 6th of March at Salt Lake Cycles in Helensville.

Open to all Grease Monkey bikes obviously, with judged categories for the following:
• Best  Café Racer
• Best  Bobber
• Best  Chopper
• Best  (or Rattiest) Rat Bike
• Raddest Unfinished Project
• Best “Other”

We really would love to get an awesome turnout from all the Monkeys, it’s not necessarily about having a “trailer queen” sparkly show bike that’s never seen the road, if you built it and it looks rad then it belongs in this show! If you’re a new member and haven’t managed to make it out to a Grease Monkey’s meeting or ride yet either this is a great one to make it to!

More details to come for the day so if you’re interested stay tuned to this page and we’ll update it over the next week or 2 with everything you need/want to know!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Coops
Serial Bike Abuser
Serial Bike Abuser


Posts : 240
Join date : 2013-12-14
Age : 39
Location : Auckland

PostSubject: Re: The First Annual Grease Monkeys Show   Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:13 pm

bounce can't wait!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
MikeDodd
Apprentice
Apprentice


Posts : 27
Join date : 2015-02-02
Age : 29
Location : Mt Eden

PostSubject: Re: The First Annual Grease Monkeys Show   Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:45 pm

Okay, okay, okay!

So we discussed the finer details of the show at the meeting yesterday and here’s the skinny on it:

• It will be a carpark style show – so turn up, park up, and be judged
• Turn up from 10am
• Judging will be at 1pm
• Prizegiving at 2pm
• The categories will be announced on the day to ensure we cater for all of the bikes that turn up
• Bring along some cash for a bbq and cold soft-drinks
• Bring along your friends and family for a relaxed vibe and friendly atmosphere!

We would like to make this an annual event with the hope that we will be able to build on it and make it bigger and better next year, so we’d love to see as many Grease Monkeys there as possible. Anything custom is welcome of course – it doesn’t have to be a super shiny trailer queen! We’d also really like to see a good cross section of bikes as well, different styles, sizes, etc.

Hope to see you all there!!!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Coops
Serial Bike Abuser
Serial Bike Abuser


Posts : 240
Join date : 2013-12-14
Age : 39
Location : Auckland

PostSubject: Re: The First Annual Grease Monkeys Show   Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:23 pm

This is going to be a fantastic day.. if the show has good support from members.
There has never been any pressure put on turning up to meetings and there won't be for this show either... but if you're not there, you will never be able to say you were at the first show where it all began!

Like Mike said, anything is welcome.

Come grab a sausage, slap a bun around it and and feed ya gob while strolling around the carpark checking out the vast array of bikes.

See you there.
Coops
Back to top Go down
View user profile
motorlou



Posts : 4
Join date : 2016-03-11

PostSubject: Re: The First Annual Grease Monkeys Show   Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:41 pm

well? did this happen?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
MikeDodd
Apprentice
Apprentice


Posts : 27
Join date : 2015-02-02
Age : 29
Location : Mt Eden

PostSubject: Re: The First Annual Grease Monkeys Show   Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:56 pm

Hey mate,

It sure did!! it was a great day all round - sun was out, BBQ was firing and we got a really good turnout of bikes of all types!

When we get a spare minute we'll try to put together a bit of a recap on here of the whole thing but for now if you check out the Facebook page (Grease Monkeys Bike Builders Club) for some pics of the day and a few brief words from Irish Jon and Coops.

Back to top Go down
View user profile
motorlou



Posts : 4
Join date : 2016-03-11

PostSubject: Re: The First Annual Grease Monkeys Show   Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:42 pm

sweet, will check it out now. thanks buddy!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
MikeDodd
Apprentice
Apprentice


Posts : 27
Join date : 2015-02-02
Age : 29
Location : Mt Eden

PostSubject: Re: The First Annual Grease Monkeys Show   Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:08 pm

Well, unless you have been living under a pretty large and rather dark rock for the last few weeks you’ll all know that the first annual Grease Monkey’s Show went down Sunday the 6th of March. I’m a wee bit slow getting this together and out but here’s a quick recap for those of you who couldn’t make it out on the day.

After much (dis)organization, the day went off without a hitch – the turnout was fantastic, the weather on the day couldn’t have been better and the BBQ was firing on all cylinders! With about 40 or so bikes of all different shapes, sizes, styles and horsepowers the judges were definitely going to have their work cut out for them!

With bikes rolling in thick and fast from 10am, it wasn’t long before we had a good lineup of bobbers, choppers, café racers, classics and even a Brat or 2. All of which attracted some good positive attention from the general public who took their time meandering through the field and admiring. As well as the many cases of whiplash I’m sure Waitakere Hospital had to treat later in the day that almost every single person riding past on a motorcycle looked to have had!

But the best part of the day though, was definitely getting a big group of the club together to meet new people, catch up with familiar faces and just generally have a great time hanging out and talking shit!

Moving on to the business end of the day though, the judges did indeed have their work cut out for them, after much pointing, chin rubbing, scribbling notes and quiet muttering to one another, they solved the Herald Sudoku for the day and it was onto the judging! Given that there were no set categories as they wanted to see how many and what types of bikes turned up on the day, the following bikes were chosen as winners for the categories:

Best Café Racer: Rene Latham, Kawasaki W650

Best Chopper or Bobber: Andrew Wezenbeek , Yamaha XS650

Best Classic: Chris Jenkins, Norton Commando

Best Post-Classic: Tim Cooper, Suzuki GSX400

Best “Grease Monkeys” Bike: Mike Dodd, Suzuki AX100

People’s Choice: Jason MacDonald, BMW K75

A big thanks has to go out to Horace Hartnett for saving a fair number of bare scalps and receding hairlines from a crispy fate by supplying a very welcome marquee which provided shelter for the more fair skinned (and hair deficient) members among us. Also a huge thanks obviously has to go to Jon and Sara for hosting everyone for the day and manning the BBQ until everything edible had been cooked.

And of course we couldn’t have done it without everyone who made the effort to get out there and turn up, thanks everyone and we hope to see even more of you all out for next year’s event!!
For a great photographical recap of the day check out Tristan Melling’s album of photos on our Facebook Page – thanks again for sharing them Tristan!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: The First Annual Grease Monkeys Show   Today at 11:21 am

Back to top Go down
 
The First Annual Grease Monkeys Show
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» 4th Annual Charity Car Show. June 25,2011
» BUG-A-RAMA 4TH.SEMI-ANNUAL ALL VW SHOW & SWAP MEET
» Panama City 1st Annual VW Car Show
» 6th Annual OC Mustang Show 2011
» G.A.S. 2nd Annual VW Breakfast/Show & Shine May14,2011

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Grease Monkeys NZ :: Events and Rides :: Events-
Jump to: