Words and photos by Pete Cagnacci featured on Throttle Roll

After being in business for a while now, last night Gasoline Motor Co. hosted their official launch party as well as celebrating their 21st birthday. Having relocated from their smaller Darlinghurst workshop into a truly giant showroom in Alexandria, Jason Gasoline who started Gasoline Cafe in 1994 teamed up with Matt Hale and Tim Yates who owned a car emporium in Brookvale. This new partnership meant now there wouldn’t just be a huge variety of scooters and bikes on offer, but an amazing selection of vintage and luxury cars as well.

The invite to the event boldly stated that it would be a presentation of luxury vehicles and two wheel road masters, and they sure fucking delivered. Their warehouse space in Alexandria is impressive enough upon arrival; a Ford F-650 truck sits imposingly out the front, looking like an automotive bouncer. Wouldn’t be surprised if the beast of a truck featured in the next Michael Bay special effects aneurysm.

"As you can see from this amazing selection of cars , Tim and Matt are super passionate and have great taste and a great eye for quality. Everything from the American muscle cars which are personally owned by myself, the euro cars, to the Bentley and Rolls is a testament to the kind of product that Gasoline wants to represent and sell. These cars sell so fast, every week there is something new" Jason Gasolin

Inside the building is gigantic, but Gasoline Motor Co. have outdone themselves in filling every inch of space with autos. The floor is filled with cars dating from almost every decade, luxury to muscle, Dodge to Rolls Royce. There’s a lot to take in, and I mean a lot. To the left as I walked in I spotted a jet ski, a nice little addition. To the right; a boat. Ok I get it. These guys do everything with an engine. Righto. To the back of the building is a rank of scooters, enough to stage an invasion of Italy (or at least annoy them enough to not be invited back for dinner) Yep, Gasoline Motor Co. cover just about every base, I even spotted some vintage children’s toy scooters and cars.

“As you can see from this amazing selection of cars , Tim and Matt are super passionate and have great taste and a great eye for quality. Everything from the American muscle cars which are personally owned by myself (Jason Gasoline) the euro cars, to the Bentley and Rolls is a testament to the kind of product that Gasoline wants to represent and sell. These cars sell so fast, every week there is something new.” Jason’s passion and success is clear as day, and it has translated into the powerhouse that is Gasoline Motor Co.

"So far everyone who has come and visited has been amazed by what we have on the floor that’s in for either service or for sale. From the pristine used and custom bikes we have for sale or on display, to the Vintage and exotic scooters that come in day in and day out"

Then there are the bikes, scattered about the dim but colourful lighting you could spy the features of a dozen or more custom rides. The unique tanks, the shimmer of titanium pipe wrap, this is the good stuff. Gasoline have brands such as Ural, Skyteam, Laro, and a big selection of second hand rides on offer. Sandro Dayritt, who works Sales as well as working closely with motorcycle configuration for the customers of Gasoline Motor Co. said “so far everyone who has come and visited has been amazed by what we have on the floor that’s in for either service or for sale. From the pristine used and custom bikes we have for sale or on display, to the Vintage and exotic scooters that come in day in and day out”

The crowd attending the celebration was spoiled fucking rotten. Tons of booze, bottled and on tap, as well as amazing food. There was a food truck that seemed to constantly have an eager line of folk out front of it, as well as fresh burgers doing the rounds. If you weren’t feeling as attractive as some of the vehicles in the showroom, there was even a barber station giving folk trims and cuts.

A special announcement was made (as if Gasoline Motor Co. couldn’t get more appealing) and that was that they would now be brewing their own beer! Where will it end?

Be sure to check out their site or visit in person – www.Gasoline.com.au

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Big thanks to Pete and the guys at Throttle Roll for coming down on the night and doing a fine job on documenting the happenings. 

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