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Making the RSVP Barbecue trophies

14 Sep

In the week leading up to the RSVP Barbecue 2012 Brett set about the task of making the trophies. A few ideas had been thrown around but a decision was made after a joking remark from a work colleague. “Are you going to cast your fist and make it like the RSVP logo?”. This was a great idea, so Brett got together the materials he needed to make this happen. First off he cast his hand in alginate three times to make the negative moulds and then filled them with plaster. This took it’s toll on his knuckles having to pull and squeeze his whole hand out of an opening the size of his wrist, but hey, it’s all for the cause. When the plaster was dry and taken out of the moulds they needed some finishing to get rid of some casting marks and air bubbles. These were carved away and filled and the ends were cut down and smoothed. For the bases some hard wood was cut to size and routed on the top edges and some steel bar was cut to size and lacquered. Brett then hand carved the letters into the fingers before drilling holes into the bases and fists and bonding them together. The finishing touches were some engraved plaques for the front. These were bonded on and the trophies were ready for the winners to take home. (Photos copyright Brett Elesmore)


















RSVP Barbecue 2012 video by Daniel Du Crôs

14 Sep

Check out this awesome video of the RSVP Barbecue 2012 filmed and edited by Daniel Du Crôs. Check out his photography work at http://www.danielducros.com

RSVP Barbecue 2012 trophy winners

14 Sep

At the RSVP Barbecue 2012 there were three trophies up for grabs. The categories were Furthest Travelled, Participants Choice and Raddest Ride. First trophy to be given out was for Furthest Travelled. This went to Matty Armstrong who travelled all the way from Chesterfield in his slammed 66 sunroof model beetle to be with us, a good 2 hours 15 minutes drive. Really appreciate the effort that went into coming to our meet Matty, Thank you. Second trophy to be given out was for Participants Choice. This was voted for by everyone who came to the meet. Each person was given a voting slip to name their favourite car and then the votes were counted to give us a winner. This went to Benjamin Coates and Rewth-Alicia Hyde-Lewis for their awesome oval window beetle. This car got a lot of attention throughout the day and it’s not surprising why with it’s detail, finish and stance, a well deserved winner. Congrats and thank you to both of you for coming. The final trophy of the day was for Raddest Ride. This was an extremely difficult decision for all of the RSVP boys. We went round all of the cars at the meet to choose our favourite, our main criteria being: Which car would we most like to put an RSVP sticker in the rear window. Loads of cool cars were there but after lots of discussion we came to the decision to award the trophy to Ed Kellas and his rad 66 type 3 fast back. This car has an awesome stance, some great patina and a nice original interior which all create a really cool ride. Congrats Ed and thanks for coming down. Thank you to everyone who bought their cars to the meet, the quality was incredible. Hope to see you all at the RSVP Barbecue 2013. Photos of the trophies and front on shots of the winning cars were taken by Danny Bullock / Bullymeister Photography. Check his work out at http://www.facebook.com/bullyphotography (Photos copyright Danny Bullock, David Hall and Steve Parsons)

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