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Return of the Cafe Racers - I Draw Motos – Moto Mucci Interview

I Draw Motos – Moto Mucci Interview

David Mucci is an Industrial Designer and Custom Motorcycle Builder working out of Portland, Oregon. Since his 17th birthday, David’s been tinkering on his own vehicles. The obsession lead to him studying product and transportation design and over time he’s learned the hands-on mechanical know-how to execute his ideas. Working under the…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Oil in the Blood – Interview with the Director

Oil in the Blood – Interview with the Director

Earlier this year Return of the Cafe Racers had the honour of co-hosting the Australian premiere of Oil in the Blood. The feature-length documentary takes you on a world tour to meet with some of the key influencers, builders and artisans in the “new wave” custom motorcycle scene. To complement the Australian…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Art of Speed Malaysia 2019

Art of Speed Malaysia 2019

I’ve just returned home after attending Malaysia’s premier custom automotive lifestyle event ‘Art of Speed’ and it was a helluva good time! After my first visit to the show in 2018, I was counting the days till I headed back to Kuala Lumpur. The 2019 show would be a chance to reconnect…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Fuel Motorcycles – Scram Africa 2019

Fuel Motorcycles – Scram Africa 2019

For the first time since its creation, Fuel Motorcycles ‘Scram Africa’ played out in two rounds. The first round took place on the 4th to the 11th of May. The second from the 11th to the 18th.  For 2019 35 riders from Europe, Canada, USA, Costa Rica and around the world came…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Adventurers Wanted – Fuel Moto Sponsorships

Adventurers Wanted – Fuel Moto Sponsorships

Every motorcyclist dreams of escaping the daily grind on their two-wheeled steed. Just imagine how fun it would be ditching work for a week, strapping a tent and sleeping bag to the back of the bike, throwing on a backpack filled with only the essentials and hitting the open road. Just you…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Bikes, Beer & Rockabillies – Throttle Roll 2019

Bikes, Beer & Rockabillies – Throttle Roll 2019

Down here in Australia winter is just around the corner and with it comes the end of the automotive festival season. With only a handful of weeks left before the chilly season officially began Mark Hawwa (of DGR fame) and his team pulled together the 2019 instalment of Sydney’s top custom motorcycle…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Aussie Automotive – The SIX ONE Exhibition

Aussie Automotive – The SIX ONE Exhibition

Over the past 5 years, I’ve been lucky enough to visit is a wide range of custom automotive shows around the world. After a while, I started recognising things that I really like about them and things that I thought could be done differently. Here in Australia auto shows tend to be…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - SIX ONE – Aussie Custom Automotive

SIX ONE – Aussie Custom Automotive

I’m proud to call Australia home and it’s because of my love for this big hot island down under that I’ve teamed up with Luke Ray from Fuel Tank to create a very special, Aussie-centric event. SIX ONE is a new custom automotive exhibition set to take place in Melbourne on April…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Roads We Ride – The Kangaroo Valley

Roads We Ride – The Kangaroo Valley

Rich in wildlife and beautiful scenery the Kangaroo Valley in New South Wales is one of Australia’s hidden gems. Divided by the Kangaroo River, the valley also offers some of the states best riding roads. In the next collaboration with Stories of Bike and Transport for NSW, we join Dan on his custom…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - HANDCRAFTED – Aussie bike builder documentary

HANDCRAFTED – Aussie bike builder documentary

Although I spend a lot of time traveling to international shows, what excites me the most is the work of Australia’s homegrown talent. Handcrafted is a new Australian custom motorcycle documentary from the crew at Purpose Built Moto and Electric Bubble. It’s a beautifully shot and directed documentary that interviews a handful…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - MOONEYES Yokohama HRCS 2018 Recap

MOONEYES Yokohama HRCS 2018 Recap

This year was the 27th anniversary of the Mooneyes Yokohama Hot Rod and Custom Show. Yes, you read that right. The Mooneyes show in Japan has been happening for an admirable 27 years. What’s even more impressive is that it’s not showing any signs of slowing down. The Mooneyes show is where…

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