Peter and I began Artisan Ape in the middle of the year as a side project to tell the stories of the scene we enjoy in Sydney, Australia.
It seemed like in a microwave culture where things come and go, and longevity doesn’t really count for much, there was a throwback, old-school space that we could plug into.
It has been a busy, yet fulfilling exercise for the both of us, being able to express ourselves in a way that we enjoy without having to wilt to what people expect from social media and automotive content today.
We’ve had loads of encouragement to begin with and ended up hosting a small, private catch up with our friends, vehicle importer Go Garage in the beginning of December.
A low-key, invite-only event, it was great to get everyone together for an easy afternoon post-COVID (we’re back in the thick of restrictions again now unfortunately!), the turnout predominantly nineties JDM.
Our close affiliation with Honda owners and the clubs meant that The Power of Dreams made up almost half of our friends that rocked up. We’ve been modifying the same Honda chassis for over twenty years now, but nobody’s complaining when high quality continues to be the theme.
Go Garage has been a big part of our platform, and the location was central enough for most of our friends, while remaining spacious enough to hold all vehicles and people. Big thanks to Jerry and the GG team for allowing us to hold it there.
Definitely looking forward to building on our strong start in 2021, if our state’s battle with COVID relaxes in the new year, expect a lot more event coverage!