The changing face
Of The Strip
Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, has officially been the city’s motorcycle hub since 1903. Over the years many firms have come and gone, but the streetscape is still dotted with familiar names and businesses. MAURICE AUSTIN, whose background until retirement was in the printing industry, has always been a keen photographer and supplied us with some evocative images from days past on ‘The strip”. Thanks to Maurice for these wonderful images.
OLD BIKE AUSTRALASIA :
BELOW & RIGHT Another view of the ‘eighties rally. BELOW LEFT A little further up the street, with London Trading (later to become the Arai helmet importers) at 334. Next door is Gearco/Camco – another arm of the diverse Allparts organisation that...
Motorcycles and motorcyclists of all kinds gather for a rally in the mid ‘eighties. Modak is in its present position at 299, while next door at 303, Harley Heaven is going strong.
RIGHT Probably early ‘seventies. Note the new XS1 Yamaha in the window of Yamaha City, and how the Yamaha letters have simply been pasted over the former Bultaco sign. Modak Motorcycles is now at 299 Elizabeth Street, not 344, and no longer sells...