John's Picnic 2004
This is an event that I had wanted to go to for many years, but could never quite get it organised. This time though, I was going there for 'work', i.e. to do a magazine story on the event.
Now I know as well as you that you can't call hanging around with a bunch of your hot rodding mates, taking photos, drinking beer and generally having a good time can be classed as work, but trust me, I worked my butt off!
|The weekend started off with my man in Melbourne (Corey) picking me up and taking me to his house. Don't worry, the A roadster's not his.|
|The '32 is though. This was to be my preferred mode of transport for the weekend. Powered by a clapped out old flathead and backed up with a 5-speed, this thing actually gets along alright.|
|The Weiand (say Why-And) heads and Fenton 2x2 help out a little in the go department.|
|So we hit the road. Destination...|
John's place. Although the 'Picnic' is officially a one day event, John throws a bit of a barbie on the Friday night. It's a great opportunity to check out what he's got going on in his shed and what's new in the shop.
|Gotta admit, it's a handsome little roadster.|
|This is John's roadster, also flathead powered.|
|And this is John's shop. There's all sorts of stuff in here...|
|Or maybe some models, signs or number plates...|
|The T-shirt for this year's event and hiding out behind the counter is the man himself.|