Monday, December 5, 2011

Neo Dutch pinstriping, etching, engraving and the PinHead Lounge

Dave 'Neo Dutch' recently layed some pinstripes on Tim's Triumph bobber here at Trojan CM. The bike is almost finished and will be photographed soon. Neo Dutchs' work is outstanding to say the least. Here are some examples of his pinstriping, painting, etching and engraving.


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Contact Trojan Classic Motorcycles at: if you would like to get hooked up with some artwork by Neo Dutch.

Chateau de Savigny Rare Motorcycle Collection

While travelling in Bourgogne, France, I visited a unique collection of rare vintage and classic motorcycles.  The bikes and collection were out of this world.  In Australia, we'd keep the bikes in a big shed. In France, they keep the bikes on the upper floors of a Chateau surrounded by a vineyard.  C'est la vie....

In one room, 3 Manx Nortons and 2 Rudges were on display, surrounded by rare motorcyle engines (like a 350cc Anzani single), tanks and vintage tin signs.

At the opposite end of the hall, another display room held 3 Vincents and an AJS. Connecting these rooms was a long hallway lined with Nortons (ES2, Interstate Commando, and Atlas with flamed out paint job), MV Augusta (750cc America and 175cc racing single), Velocette and Rudge.
The more unusual bikes included a Tigre faired race bike with horizontally opposed twin cylinder engine with the carbs stuck way out in the breeze and a Louise Clement with pressed steel wheels, leaf spring front fork and pin stripes.

Numerous examples of the (now gone) French marque Terrot were on display.  Terrot was the largest French motorcycle manufacturer of its time based in Dijon.  The name vanished after it became part of the Peugeot automotive group in the 1950s.  The fuel tanks on the Terrot have a similar box like end profile as the tank on the rare 1935 New Imperial GP 250cc single that Trojan Classic Motorcycles have recently acquired (more on this build later).

For the old bike enthusiast, the collection at Chateau de Savigny in Bourgogne is a must see.  While you're there you can also view the collection of sports and prototype Abarth race cars and classic military jets!  Best of all, you get the old bikes to yourself while the tourists are out getting drunk at the wine tastings.



Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Rat n' Rod day 2011

A bumper crowd attended the 2011 Rat n' Rod day at Taren Point organized by the Goodguys Rod & Custom club. This event gets bigger every year. There was a great variety of bikes – some in standard spec through to customized bobbers/chops. Ariel, BSA, a tasty Norton Commando, HD and Triumph were all represented.

With a good selection of custom parts, we were eager to set up the Trojan Classic Motorcycles trade stand. I don't know if you would call this work but we enjoy talking to people about what we do and how we can help them with their build.


Some photos taken on the day.


Rat n' Rod day is awesome! See u there next year !!!

Monday, September 26, 2011


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Saturday, September 17, 2011

SWS Rockets, Roller Derby League

'We are an all-female, DIY, skater-owned and -operated flat track roller derby league who love nothing more than putting our skates on and getting out on the track!'

I met Miss Dolly Death on the BSA War 54 photo shoot by C. Nilson. She told me about Roller Derby...

I had no idea this was going on. Just faint memories of old movies i used to watch remind me of Roller Derby. Now check out these girls Flat tracking on skates!


The 1930's version of roller derby was played on a banked track & was similar to wrestling, with its theatrics for show fights & antics. Back in these days safety gear wasn't even considered & the sport was a lot more brutal & had far less rules. Roller Derby fever took hold, becoming very popular across Australia during the 50s-60s, with weekly bouts being televised. Most teams were for-profit in these days.

With names such as Lady Gag-Her, Ann O War and events named Malice in Derbyland, you can bet you're not going to see Olivia Newton John doing laps in Xanadu! SWS girls don't muck around, they have their own league set up with rules and regulations. See:  for info and also check out the blog at