Viner

February 28th, 2011 § Leave a Comment

Found in a shed in the Manawatu by my friend Tim, this Viner would have been the bomb when new in the 70s. Now sitting in the Gas office, it’s become the latest project bike. A bit of work ahead then.

What’s on the shelf

February 25th, 2011 § 2 Comments

A selection of books currently on the Gas reading list. And a couple of bike mags too.

Loan & Merc

February 23rd, 2011 § Leave a Comment

Fleur of ‘Fleurs in Moeraki’ is over 70. Her fish restaurant is always busy, with people traveling a long way for a meal. That would keep most people busy, but she’s decided to open a new restaurant in the old part of Oamaru, called the Loan & Merc. It’s a carvery (so quite different from Fleurs), and on the night we visited it was serving four kinds of meat (lamb, beef, pork and venison). Needless to say we went back for seconds. Nice town, Oamaru.

Rough Ridge

February 23rd, 2011 § Leave a Comment

… but more commonly called Oturehua, in the Maniototo. A small village – 1 pub, 1 store, 1 cafe. This is the store, which is part museum. It’s on the Otago Rail Trail, and worth a visit.

Classic

February 21st, 2011 § Leave a Comment

In 2011 I went to France to check out Le Tour and the Le Mans Classic, which is run every two years. I took a heap of photos, but none of them turned out as good as the work of Laurent Nivalle. Check out his portfolio here for more.

Found

February 13th, 2011 § Leave a Comment

They don’t make em like this anymore. Old parts catalogue for a v7 Moto Guzzi.

Architecture

February 6th, 2011 § Leave a Comment

Gas are working with Charlie Nott on a new restaurant project – more to be revealed in time. Here’s something he prepared earlier, which we really, really like. A little place in Tekapo, South Island, Aotearoa. Would look great with an Airstream alongside too.

Found

February 1st, 2011 § Leave a Comment

Reading Just my Type by Simon Garfield. A history of fonts and an excellent read. Then I found this.

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