Gold Rush

Usually it takes a few previous customs to build up to something like this, but when it comes to Veekz, this is actually his first ever bike, and he just dived straight into the deep end and built a show winning custom.ย  Starting life as a 2008 Softail Heritage Classic in Vivid Black, which he bought second hand with only 18,000ks on the clock, over the next six years it would undertake various guises towards its final transformation into what you see here, a full-blown world class Cholo Lowrider styled ride.

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Rolling Again

    Just like many motorcycle groups around Australia, itโ€™s been almost two years since the American Motorcycle Club (AMC) could get together up here in Brisbane, so it was no surprise to see such a great turnout.

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  • Dirty Rat

    Australia is a land of opportunity and has a diverse range of people who have come to our shores for a better life. And one such person is Diamond who grew up in Thailand, and as a child was riding motorcycles after school with his mates.

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  • Giant Party

    When you mix the internationally renowned band The Giants with a venue such as the Kickstart Saloon, you just know youโ€™re going to be in for a good time!

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  • Vic Harley Scene

    The initial idea for the Vic Harley Scene started back in 2020, right in the midst of Victoriaโ€™s lockdowns, and was originated to create a fun and friendly atmosphere for people with the same passion, all while supporting local businesses who struggled through the pandemic.

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After first opening the doors back in 2015, Sanctuary Ink Tattoo, owned and run by Diamond, has quickly gained a reputation of quality artwork. Now Diamondโ€™s been tattooing for over thirty years now, which has included trips all around the world including Europe, United Kingdom, Thailand, where he also owned a studio, before coming downunder to Seabrook in Victoria.

Over the years heโ€™s honed his skills in various styles including Old School, Traditional Japanese, Oriental, Semi-Realism and Neo-Traditional, which has seen him win countless awards. His superior drawing skills have also given him the freedom to freehand most of his pieces, from tiny finger scripts to detailed sleeves and full back jobs. Although his speciality in the past few years has been cover-ups, giving old and tired tattoos an entire new and striking appearance.

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