Category Archives: Zen Garage

Old & New Japan 911 Sticker Design

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Late last year I flew to Las Vegas to cover SEMA for Toyo. I took a photo of the Old & New Japan 911 and David from Import Bible Canada has turned it into an illustration, and now a sticker design. They look great! Find them in the Import Bible shop: https://importbible.com/

SEMA Feature: http://www.zengarage.com.au/2016/11/sema-trip-day-5-sema/

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New Shopify ZEN GARAGE Online Shop

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OMFG we did it! The all new Shopify ZEN GARAGE online shop is live! Thanks Catalina Briceño for the lifestyle shots. All the product shots need to be re-shot ASAP (that’s my job!), text descriptions need love too, but I’m so glad it’s live!

Free shipping on all orders over $100 for now (one thing we’ve been meaning to implement for ages but couldn’t with the last shop software).

SHOP: https://shop.zengarage.com.au

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Cat’s Zen Babe Photoshoot

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Loving these great crisp shots by Cat. I sent Cat a box of Zen goodies before I went overseas and it’s been AWESOME seeing her shoot it on her babes. AMAZE! There’s so much to come! First up, Kat Barry. Del Rey eat your heart out!

For the Full Feature, visit: http://www.zengarage.com.au/2017/04/catalina-briceno-zen-babe-photoshoot/

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Star Interview Foxy Asia Magazine – DIVINE

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I got the word DIVINE tattooed under my left boob about 2 weeks ago. My best friend @justinfoxau had it tattooed on his arm when his father passed away. I loved the analogy of it, DIVINE after all the shit that almost killed you in the past. Our friendship means a lot to me because I feel like he molded me into the person I am today. Justin’s been a huge part in my transitioning and has mentored me in graphic design, so it’s been an honor to get a matching tatt. (No matter what we do, it’s always a fucking blast, we are as reckless as each other hahaha!!)

The last few years for me were pretty rough, I was in a really unhappy place. I’ve been able to break free from the rut I was so stuck in and I wanted to get DIVINE to mark the start of my new life alone. To new adventures!!

Visit: http://foxyasiamagazine.com/star-santillan-shows-off-new-underboob-tattoo/

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SO GLAD that Zen is not being sold in General Pants Co.

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Thrills Scrambler sold at Zen Garage Leichhardt 2011.

We had contacts a few years back, and made moves to try and get our gear in General Pants Co. We hit a wall though and left it at that.

A little while back I had dinner with my relos and one of my aunties was wearing a Thrills T-Shirt. I asked her about it and she had NO IDEA who Thrills were, she just liked the design and bought it from General Pants Co.

Thrills are a small label from Byron Bay, think Deus, they were more a small bike gang than fashion label and they even approached Zen to sell their gear in our store when they were starting out (and we did sell some of their stuff in the end). So it was a surprise to see such a small young brand make it into General Pants SO quickly.

I’m just glad the people who buy Zen get it. And when I see someone wearing Zen I can wave, or beep my horn and get smiles and waves back. That FEELS good! I hate the idea of aunties and whoever wearing Zen, but not understanding what Zen is about. So here’s cheers to being unsuccessful with getting the Zen brand out there in the big shops. #fuckthatshit

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RPRSNT

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Import Model: “Hey, let’s collab!”

Me: *Checks her instagram page, lots of followers, USA, cool, why not?!* “Sure! What’s your FULL address? It might take some time to get to you though, we’re in Australia!”.

Import Model: *didn’t know we were based in Australia* “I charge $50 for a promotional post”.

Me: “Ah yeah sorry not into that shit. All the best!”.

Import Model: “No need to make it unprofessional. In all honesty why should I promote a clothing company or any company for free? Merchandise is not payment”.

Me: *goes to neck myself*…

A SINCERE THANKS TO ALL ZEN BABES (guys and girls!) WHO REPRESENT ZEN PROUDLY. You guys rock my world. It’s not about the money, never will be. We promise to never ever pay someone to wear our gear, ever. #keepitreal #findyourzen

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Drinks with King Baker!

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Mr World Time Attack Ian Baker is a dead set legend! Much overdue drinks at church with the King #goodtimes

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Jam Donuts!

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Afternoon drinks with King Baker and Star in Balmain. I have some massive news to share too, soon!

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#TR86 2017 Season Launch at SMSP

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Old school cool (forever a Celica fan).

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Sign a fair few of these a year!

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Matt Hart from The Escape Road, and Adam from Downshift.

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Crompton!

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And Skaifey had a few words too, legend!

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The drivers.

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Aussie Speedhunter Matt Everingham.

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BIG MAN NICK!

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Zen Racer Trent Grubel.

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ZEN RPRSNT!

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My ride.

I got to do 3 hot laps in a #TR86 race car today on the full GP circuit (my fave!) at Sydney Motorsport Park Eastern Creek, we were given access to Mark Skaife, and Neil Crompton too. Was a great day, great vibes!

The car I got this time around was meant for a much taller driver. I could barely reach the pedals, and couldn’t see over the dashboard!!! I even hung a couple of wheels off the dirt because I just didn’t feel comfortable pushing the car. I had Pro Race Car Driver Ben Porter in the car with me so that was kinda nerve wrecking as well, though I’m sure he was WAY more scared than I was with me behind the wheel haha! Still, ANY excuse to get onto the full circuit for hot laps (such a privilege to get to drive at EC).

You can find out more about Toyota 86 Racing Series here: http://www.toyota.com.au/86/racing-series and to check out my full feature on Zen Blog, clock here: http://www.zengarage.com.au/2017/03/2017-t86rs-official-season-launch/

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Black on Black Zen Graff Snap

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Bettina Banks x Zen BLK Graff Snap.

We’ve finally put our Black on Black Zen Graff snapback on our shopping cart and it’s sold over 20 units overnight which is great! I’ve only got one for shoots right now, but I’m pretty determined to keep many more for myself this time (still upset I didn’t even get to save a ZEN x GEEDUP collab T for myself!).

SHOP: http://shop.zengarage.com.au

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Awwww Betty!

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Day made! Love love love Betty’s blog on the hangs we had a couple of weeks ago. Check it out! Visit: http://bankslife.net/bankslifeblog/2017/3/11/zen-babe

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