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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,806

    Staff Member

    Last edited: Jan 25, 2012
  2. Got to be the coolest place in the world for a car show! Glad you were there to enjoy it!
  3. thark
    Joined: Jul 5, 2007
    Posts: 75

    from Oklahoma

    Cool building!! Thanks for the photos.
  4. Butcher's Shop Customs
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
    Posts: 373

    Butcher's Shop Customs
    from Paducah KY

    Have fun, looks like a blast!

  5. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,674


    Looks like you are having an amazing time, enjoy Ryan. We only get one shot at it! Thanks for sharing you lucky guy.
  6. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,188

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    Cool pics! I love checking out architecture about as much as I do hotrods
  7. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,801


    I gotta get me a ute some day!


  8. model.A.keith
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 6,279


    Not bad .....for a bunch of Convicts..;)

  9. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


    It must be tough to know you have to come back.Savor the experience.
  10. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,448


    Sweet venue. Kinda one-ups the old armory show...
  11. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    That really is an amazing venue.....damn!
  12. silverdome
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
    Posts: 553


    The attention to detail inside and out on that building is like a well done vehicle. Not overwhelming and very tasteful. True Craftsmanship!
  13. Chick and I we lucky enough to make a trip down under seven years ago. And like Ryan shows, great people, great cars, but you know there is a but here. Every Rodder wanted to show off thier cars and collections which was great, and here is the but, most of the vehicles looked just like we have at home and one import was a one time local car. We understood the effort it take to get that "Hot Rod Look" in a place you have to import parts using either a slow boat or a fast credit card. but what we wanted to see were true Australian cars. "Utes? you want to look at Utes?, Come on Mate, they just our work vehicles,," "Slopers? There just funny sedans?
    Yea but we had never seen them. Then finally our hosts got the message, and we started to see 1933 Fords that were just not 'right'. And the shop with the 1940 Ford convertable, that when you went to the back it was a 1936 Ford rear quarters, factory. At a tip (almost junk yard) a Ford Pilot Ute and an Anglia Ute. That's what we came 7,000 miles to see. Then there was the round the block ride in a freshly restorded 1937 Chevy Ute,,,,memories.
  14. Tain't nuthing wrong with your writing or pic taking! Don't question what your doing man whatever your formula it works for me....Thanks for sharing that place is amazing. Very cool to see what influence us Americans have had across the globe.
  15. Now ya know how I felt coming from a RHD country and trying to drive LHD in Little Rock and San Francisco. Scary shit... especially at intersections... :D
  16. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,223


    O.M.G., that little black ute is the bees knees! That majestic structure is so beautiful. What a palace to exhibit some cool rides. Man, thanx for sharing this adventure with us. Uber cool!! ~sololobo~
  17. Mark in Japan
    Joined: Jun 19, 2007
    Posts: 1,466

    Mark in Japan

    When I was in Japan, everyone wanted to take me to "Outback Steakhouse".......When I came back to Oz, everyone wanted to take me to Japanese Restaurants......WTF????

    About a month ago, some friends were having a sendoff for an American guest, and they couldn't figure out why she was laughing so hard at the Cheezy 'American Diner' they had taken her to...

    I'm glad Ryan & Blake are getting plenty of Aussie BBQ, cheap piss, and hangovers!!!

    For a REAL taste of Melbourne, I hope Ryan got a speeding ticket for being 4 km/h over the limit:D
  18. Mark in Japan
    Joined: Jun 19, 2007
    Posts: 1,466

    Mark in Japan

    ......oh,......and that little black ute is even gourgeouser in the flesh......absolutely stunning!
  19. haychrishay
    Joined: Jul 23, 2008
    Posts: 948


    That is a cool building ! thanks for sharing...oh yeah the ute is pretty nifty !!
  20. BLAKE
    Joined: Aug 10, 2002
    Posts: 2,776


    That building is incredible...

  21. 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.
  22. Have a milkshake at the NGV while checkin' out 'The Mad Square'.
  23. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,531

    from WA

    Damn cool venue.....the shop is to die for ...but.... the light in the Rancho Deluxe is amazing!
  24. 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 :D It is a very well preserved piece of architecture and one of the best sites to see in Melbourne.
  25. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 5,161


    Tuff duty, but somebody has to do it! Love the Ute, Cat
  26. Firefly
    Joined: Sep 15, 2005
    Posts: 377


    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.
  27. Deuce_Eddie
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
    Posts: 153

    from Portugal

    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.

    Cheers, Eddie
  28. nofin
    Joined: Jan 7, 2010
    Posts: 321

    from australia

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