Despite the morning moisture and the brooding clouds, the Throttle Roll Swap Meat 2017 went full steam ahead for a successful day of parts, junk, booze and good food.
Hosted by the magnificent crew at The Public House Petersham, this kickarse pub was transformed into a sea of old motorcycle parts and junk as folks emptied their sheds to make some well earned beer money. The motive behind the event is to bring the custom community together to palm off their useless parts, and buy some new (old) ones. Most importantly, all this is to be sold for a reasonable price. A healthy injection of incredibly good moto gear was set up by the fine purveyors at Shed of Threads, having a selection of some of the best goods from around the globe.
Despite the less than favourable weather in the morning, plenty of punters showed up to peddle their wares. Everything from rusty old barn find bikes, to complete immaculate café racer builds were for sale, along with a ton of parts to suit just about every type of machine.
The good folks at Young Henrys and Sailor Jerry have kept the drinks flowing, and are probably accountable for some people buying parts they certainly didn’t need. To keep the bellies even happier, the Public House had two spits on the fire since early morning. The smoke and smell put everyone into a trance as they lined up to get a hearty plate of pork or lamb. This was a key part of the famous Swap Meat, the day wouldn’t be complete without a few well-earned food comas.
As is tradition, everyone attending the day was encouraged to wear a Hawaiian shirt. All those that did went in the draw for some killer Saint motorcycle gear. Lachlan would be the lucky bloke to take home the prize, and none more deserving – having made the trip up from Picton just for the day, whilst also wearing a shirt that could be heard for miles around.
A very big thank you to everyone that turned up to buy, sell, eat, and drink! A very special thank also goes to The Public House Petersham, Shed of Threads, Saint, Sailor Jerry and Young Henrys for their sterling support. Stay tuned for the next Swap Meat, it’s going to be a doozey!