Directed by: Ray Gordon raygordon.com
DP: Jason Roark
Camera: Matthew Semchee
Camera: Alin Dragulin
Camera: Kevin McGee
Titles by: Mathew Foster
Edited by and additional camera work by : Matthew Hilber
Sound Design: Charlie Keating
October 4th, 5th & 6th 2013 – Newstead, Victoria, Australia
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Drag racing where it started in the dirt!
A throw back in time to a 1950s/60s HopUp 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 it’s type it in the world.
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 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 65 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. 60s American infused island lifestyle of tiki’s, palms and bamboo, fuelled 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…