The final and sixth season of Greg’s pet project, Temporary Australians, will launch on 27 January and can be seen exclusively on 7Mate. The DVD can be preordered here.
It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that we announce the Greg passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, 7 June, following complications from surgery. He was surrounded by his wife and children at the time.
He was very much beloved by all who knew him —his legacy will live on forever. We are going to miss him greatly.
Please join Colleen, her family, Brotherhood CMC, and the whole Street Level Community, as we mourn the loss of a great man, Gregory John “Hirsty” Hirst. We want celebrate together a life well lived, as much as the achievements and legacy that Greg has left behind. A mass ride will be followed by a service and wake. Refreshments will be served after the service. We hope you can join us.
Monday, 19th of June
Arrive at 11am for a 11:30 start (We are expecting a big turnout so factor this in)
Penrith Panthers Marquee (not the main building)
Access via Retreat Drive, Penrith
Funeral Processional Ride
Arrive at 9:30am for a 10am ride
Andrew Campbell Reserve
William Lawson Dr, Eastern Creek
Brotherhood CMC are hosting a ride to escort the hearse and family to the venue. All riders welcome. Please note we will be travelling along the centre lane of the M4 at 80km/h in a staggered formation. Respect all other traffic and allow vehicles to merge across the centre lane when necessary. Take the Mulgoa Road exit and turn left into Retreat Drive. Please obey all road rules.
Colleen’s home is now filled with flowers and chocolates, which she has received with much gratitude. So, rather than bringing her a gift, please consider donating through the Street Level Supporters link here: http://streetlevelchristiancommunity.org.au/supporters/ and until the end of July we will direct those donations to causes and charities close to Greg’s heart.
Hirsty’s books will also be available at the wake for a suggested donation of $20 each.
Season 5 of Temporary Australians will feature various stories and events from Hirsty’s recent road trip through various states of the USA. The video below provides a teaser of some of the stories and events we’ll see this season:
In the last episode of Series 5 we go to the famous Buffalo Chip campground in Sturgis plus check out the custom bike show in the main street that has Willie G. Davidson as one of the trophy presenters. We find a Saddam connection with one of our American friends and discover the mutual respect that enables bikers to figure out the God stuff. We go to the new venue for the Full Thottle Saloon and we discover a group called ‘Bikers against Bullies USA’ that mobilises bikers to help victims of bullying.Then we end the night with a trip to the Sturgis Motorcycle Drags and meet some of the men who throw their machines up the track.
In this episode we discover what Sturgis is all about and why Aussies love to go there. We talk with a kindred spirit, motorcycle journo Tyler Greenblatt of American Iron Magazine.We check out what can only be called a ‘twisted intruder’ and attend a biker wedding in the main street of Sturgis. Back at the Harley Davidson display area we watch some amazing riding in the ‘Wall of Death’ and go for a ride with Heavy Duty Tours in the Black Hills of South Dakota and see some riding scenery that everyone should put on the bucket list if they get over here.