A Distinguish Encounter.

DSCF5312

The only thing I know so far, its a event where I will see lots of cool bikes; both new and classic.
“The Distinguish Gentlemen’s Ride; also known as DGR is an international event for Classics, cafe
racers, bobbers, trackers, customs, modern classics, classic scooters & undefinable 2/3 wheeled
machines. With 258 rides across 57 countries DGR are aiming to raise money for helping to find
a cure for Prostate Cancer. The fund target is USD 1 million. So far they have raised close to 1.5 million.”

http://www.gentlemansride.com

DSCF4967

In Singapore; the start point is at MotorWerks, a swanky cycle and surplus store at New Ubi industrial building. I Started doing
the portraits at 230pm. A 2 lights set up. By about 3pm there was already a queue waiting for their photo session. I was amaze
at the variety of vintage bikes in Singapore. What is even cooler; the owner are all dress to the tee. Suits, caps, vests, ties, bow
ties and even a leopard print loafers! Feels like a fashion shows for bikes’s owners. Its a carnival!

Taken with Fuji XT1.

Taken with Fuji XT1.

DSCF5326

DGR30a

DSCF5309

DGR29a

By 4pm, after shooting 130 plus bikes with their proud owners; I have to stop as the flag off is about to start soon. In all a
total of 350 Distinguish riders turn up for the event. The flag off was a colorful sight filled with melodies of honk from the bikers.
The 1st stop is at Fort Canning, after a 30 minutes pitstop; the 2nd venue is at the iconic; Singapore Flyer. One of the biggest
ferris wheel in the world. All the bikes were park along the SIngapore F1 track by the river banks. There is a festivity in the air.
Many tourist and locals also took the opportunity to have a kodak moment with their favorite bikes.

DSCF5241

DGR28a

DSCF5247

DGR27a

DSCF5288

DGR26a

DSCF5305

DGR25a

DSCF3628

DGR24a

DSCF5321

DGR23a

DSCF5341

DGR22a

DSCF5349

DGR21a

DSCF5339

DGR20a

DGR8a

DSCF5342

DGR19a

DGR18a

DSCF5329

DGR14a

DGR13a

DSCF5343

DGR12a

DGR11a

DSCF5352

DGR10a

DGR9a

DSCF5308

DGR7a

DGR6a

DSCF5319

DGR5a

DSCF5384

DSCF5373

DGR4a

DSCF5387

DGR2a

DSCF5409

DSCF5417

DSCF5365

DSCF5396

DSCF5400

The final pitstop is at Zouk. The best club in Singapore. At the open carpark; there is also mini display of Kombi, vintage cars and
motorcycle. By 730pm all the distinguish riders are usher into Zouk for after party. As a father of a three and a half years old
daughter, its only cool to bring her to the most happening club in singapore. Hope someday she would tell the whole my papa
is the 1st person to bring me to Zouk!

Finally a special thanks to Benny and Ginny of MotorWerks for the wonderfully opportunity and experience to shoot at this
colorful and distinguish event. After all this, maybe I should seriously consider getting a bike license…

DGR1a

 

DSCF5411

DSCF5423

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s