News 18 May 2009


Fluid PR press release:

Melbourne’s Rod Laver Oval will play host to the first stop of the Hart and Huntington Freestyle Tour presented by Holden, a celebration of freestyle motocross (FMX) and the action sports lifestyle starring the legendary CAREY HART and a host of Aussie talents.

Free to the public, the event will kick off at 2pm and run through until 5pm, featuring a non-stop display of FMX and mini bike stunts along with street and tattoo art, the latest tunes and exclusive fashion parades featuring Carey’s own Hart and Huntington apparel and associated brands.

While the star of the show will undoubtedly be Hart, a pioneer of the FMX movement and the first man to land a backflip, it will also give a number of local riders the chance to show off their latest tricks.

Riding the Melbourne show will be Showtime FMX regulars Matt McFerran and Robbie Marshall, a young, dynamic duo always on the cusp of the most progressive moves being showcased within the sport.

Hart handpicked his fellow FMX riders and said McFerran and Marshall were two riders at the top of their game.

“These guys are riding great at the moment,” said Hart. “Between them they have performed in over 400 shows around the country in the past 12 months, so they were the perfect choice to join me on the tour.

“I can’t wait to finally get to Melbourne, the show plan is really beginning to take shape. We have also confirmed the insane Brown’s Grafix mini bike team as well as a number of exciting Melbourne artists and some amazing cars and bikes.”

Collectively, the 8-rider strong Brown’s Grafix mini bike team may only bring a collective 400cc (50cc each) to the table, but what they lack in power is more than made up in excitement as they pull of a series of seemingly impossible moves high above the crowd.

At ground level blank canvases will be transformed into works of art in front of the eyes of showgoers when some of Melbourne’s most influential street artists showcase their skills. Local artist Dallas Wight will display an array of his unique work and he will be joined by Eternal Instinct tattoo artist Duece to create Aerosol art live at the event.

A magnificent line-up of cars and bikes will be on display with everything from Holden’s SS Ute to a Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe and rare motorcycles such as the Ducati Desmosedici and Bimota DB7.

The Hart and Huntington Freestyle Tour presented by Holden will be held at the oval adjacent to Rod Laver Arena between 2.00pm and 5.00pm on Saturday May 30.