Aussie Souvenir Shop Chopper

This is what you get if you crash a chopper through the front window of a Souvenir Shop in Sydney’s Circular Quay.

THIS American-built Aussie chopper represents how the rest of the world sees Australia—as one big souvenir shop.

Now, let’s see: shark-fin exhaust, goanna motifs on the brake discs, boomerangs on the yellow road-safety-sign wheels, surfboard covering the open primary. 

The Aussie flag gets a look in, as does the Sydney Harbour Bridge which pops up on the rear guard. 

The tank has opal inlay around the murals. 

There is a map of Australia including Tassie on the tank as well as a compass rose about 30 degrees out, but who would notice. 

The seat is croc or maybe alligator, who knows? 

The frame colour represents the deserts of Australia, etc, etc. 

No creative genius in any of it.

words & pics by Dale Wahran

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