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Old 01-25-2012, 03:43 PM   #21
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......oh,......and that little black ute is even gourgeouser in the flesh......absolutely stunning!
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:50 PM   #22
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That is a cool building ! thanks for sharing...oh yeah the ute is pretty nifty !!
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:59 PM   #23
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That building is incredible...

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Old 01-25-2012, 04:11 PM   #24
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My bucket list was pretty much completed....until I saw photos of the Royal Exhibition Hall a couple years ago.
Gotta get there before I die.
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:24 PM   #25
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Have a milkshake at the NGV while checkin' out 'The Mad Square'.
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:32 PM   #26
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Damn cool venue.....the shop is to die for ...but.... the light in the Rancho Deluxe is amazing!
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:34 PM   #27
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Probably the only place in the world that has a Heritage listed building that is used for car shows. Had a feeling you guys would be blown away by the building moreso than the cars It is a very well preserved piece of architecture and one of the best sites to see in Melbourne.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:27 PM   #28
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Tuff duty, but somebody has to do it! Love the Ute, Cat
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:31 PM   #29
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Probably the only place in the world that has a Heritage listed building that is used for car shows. Had a feeling you guys would be blown away by the building moreso than the cars It is a very well preserved piece of architecture and one of the best sites to see in Melbourne.
Melbourne is a great spot. If you have an eye for architecture, quirky angles and the odd bit of street art .... arm yourself with a camera and take a stroll around the inner city 'burbs .... before you know it you will have 'lost' a couple of hours.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:41 PM   #30
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This just serves to strengthen my idea that the place I'd really love to move to is Melbourne...

Can't wait for the special on Rancho Deluxe, and the roadster... it's my favourite '32, bar none.

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Old 01-25-2012, 05:56 PM   #31
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Here's a history of the building. It's world heritage listed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Exhibition_Building

The cars may have been street rods but at least the building is traditional...
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:12 PM   #32
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For a REAL taste of Melbourne, I hope Ryan got a speeding ticket for being 4 km/h over the limit
I'm glad he didn't. I just KNOW he would have ended up in jail if that had happened.



And that attorney....he's no help at all
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:14 PM   #33
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As amazing as all those images are, number 12......the black 28/9 on 32 rails.... ......any of you down under guys, or the Mighty RHC ,or his trusted barrister, got any more pics of that little sweetheart roadster??
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:39 PM   #34
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Melbourne has some of the best Victorian, Edwardian, Gothic & Deco Architechture you will see anywhere in the world. Heritage Laws have protected a lot of our buildings being demolished during the 70's craze of erecting Aluminum & Cladding Nightmares..... Glad you appreciated the Architechture Ryan.

If you would like to see more of the show inside the building, I had started this thread... http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=664177
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:59 PM   #35
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Nice work Ryan. Now get back home we have work to do.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:27 PM   #36
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It is a great building
My Girl works next door in the Melbourne Museum
Under the Royal exhibition buildings there is whole lot of space where the museum stores stuff and the scientists work.It also has a huge garden around it. The week before the show, they had just replaced the floor of the building with something new and hardwood
I got to go in for free, because of my girls connection with the museum.
Having gone there for the last ten or so years, it's always the cars in the carpark out side that impress the most
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:31 PM   #37
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Thanks a lot for the post Ryan, humbling to have my shop mentioned in such a nice way.
was my pleasure hosting you and Blake, hope those crazy 'light painting' shots turn out great!
I think we have given you guys a good estimation of how international this old hot rod thing is..

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Old 01-26-2012, 01:16 AM   #38
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Ryan (and all folks) the Exhibition Building was also the site of Melbourne's first speedway, in the early 30's.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:56 AM   #39
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Just come back from a stint over in Melbourne.Sure there were street rods everywhere,but different strokes for different folks I guess.I stopped off at Rancho Deluxe a couple of times,had coffee & once when I was there they had a small swap meet happening,complete with a Tattooist buzzing away! Anyways the kats down there were awesome & very friendly to tourists,,lol.They build some neat cars at their small shop as well.Drop by if your ever down there,you wont be dissapointed.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:14 AM   #40
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Ryan (and all folks) the Exhibition Building was also the site of Melbourne's first speedway, in the early 30's.
That's a cool bit of history I didn't know.
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