Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Matt's Love Affair with Steel and Chrome Produces Prize Project

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Matt's Love Affair with Steel and Chrome Produces Prize Project

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Byline: Mitch Crawley

MECHANICS is a born passion a it's not a love learned in a textbook nor can it be brought on the internet.

Those it possesses enjoy the smell of grease and a workshop, as a farmer would the scent of first rain on dry soil after a long period of drought.

It's a passion Hervey Bay's Matt Allgood, 15, obviously has. It's why he walked around, wrench in hand, almost from birth.

His dad, Dan, was the same, his older brother too a they loved motorbikes and as such devoted most of their time to learning everything they could about the two-wheeled machines.

Matt loved bikes so much he spent last year, while most of his mates were playing Xbox and Playstation, rebuilding a vintage 1974 Yamaha TY 250.

The sports star and A-grade student sat in his dad's shed until late at night working most days on his labour of love. …

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