THE CHOPPED ROD & CUSTOM FESTIVAL | HOT RODS AND MUSIC GET BACK TO THEIR ROOTS

So there’s this little festival called Chopped put on each year in Country Victoria – Australia. The guys were kind enough to send TSY a note as they thought we would appreciate the madness that they create down under… Enjoy!

tsy-chopped-2013-crcooperphotography-0891 Drag racing where it started– in the dirt!

A throwback in time to a 1950s – ’60s Hop Up Carnival! Hundreds of cars and bikes rattled by the sounds of 25+ bands belting the roots of rock music to thousands of Rockers, Petrol Heads, Hipsters & Greasers! This is Chopped the only festival of its type it in the world!

Now in it’s 6th year, Chopped has a massive following of loyal fans from across the globe and all over Australia. They roll in to be part of the aesthetic, the action of Chopped, the cool, the style, they are living the moment, they come to feel life pumping through the blood in their veins. From the dabblers to the core of the Custom Community, Motor Heads, Music Lovers, Style Hipsters, and the just plain curious. They all want to be a part of the custom lifestyle boom surrounding the cars, bikes, music, and madness.

Head to head two-lane Dirt Drags with Pre-1965 style Hot Rods, Customs, Bobbers, & Choppers. Full throttle Vintage Speedway sliding and colliding around the circuit. 25+ bands from Rockabilly, Garage, & Rock through to Blues, Country, Swamp, & Surf all in the setting of the ‘Tiki Palace’ bar– a 1960s American-infused island lifestyle of tiki, palms and bamboo, fueled by music, cocktails and an Easter Island Head blowing ifs flame into the darkness of the sky!

One and a half hours north of Melbourne in Central Victoria… It’s 3 days of sensory overload!

https://vimeo.com/76753435

tsy chopped rod & custom 2013 vimeo video

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Chopped website

Chopped 2013 images by crcooperphotography

5 thoughts on “THE CHOPPED ROD & CUSTOM FESTIVAL | HOT RODS AND MUSIC GET BACK TO THEIR ROOTS

  1. Saw this and thought this might be up your hot rod alley …… chopped …mate you should register your plate … lol

    Enjoy

    Sooty

  2. When it comes to the Hot Rod & Custom culture … its getting to the point where the Aussies and the Scandinavians are almost becoming more ‘ American ‘ than we are . Killer builds done right . Some really unique iron ( especially in Sweden ) All of it . It won’t surprise me if in another few years we’re scrambling to catch up with them ;-)

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