Dirk Möller and Karsten Johne found "Southern Division" in
Maillingerstr.12 in Munich. The Backyard Garage "Southern Division"
is dealing with English Motorcycles and spareparts.
"Triumph","BSA","Norton","AJS","Matchless and so on.
Burkhard builds his Triumph Thunderbird up with the help of Dirk and Karsten.
During long nights playing cards and drinking red wine the idea for
"Gasoline Alley" was born in the backyard of "Southern Division".
| Gasoline Alley
Karin Düllmann, great help
in the starting times
35 mm shooting of a cinema spot "Gasoline Alley".
|Director:||Benjamin von Mallinckrodt|
Irmgard Kronester and racingdriver
Begin of classic motorcycle racing events. Racetracks like Hungaro
Ring, Most, Posen,Rijeka, Dijon and Panonia Ring become firm venues.
Top: Burkhards first
Right: Burkhards second
Left: Dirk and Burkhard
in the pitlane
"Southern Division" moves into Tegernseer Landstr. 22 in Munich.
Karsten Johne is still in charge.
"Rocker Box" and "Grab the Flag" is in the hands of Irmgard Kronester.
"Gasoline Alley" is still in the same place beloved and carfully looked
after by Burkhard Pflug. In all these years "Gasoline Alley"
was the sponsor of Burkhards atelier and the spender for his sculptures
and paintings. Classic wooden boats are still his passion.
The restauration of another classic wooden raceboat is in an alter
After renovation "Gasoline Alley" apeares in new old glow.
A new website and the internet shop enlarge the sphere of activi in
this lifestyle shop.
For every gentleman with passions "Gasoline Alley" always is and was a must.
Karsten & Dirk
Burkhard Pflug moves from the Netherlands to Munich. In the Netherlands
he managed his Art Galery "AHA Galerie" for
years. In Maastricht NL he shared the "AHA Studio Ateliers" with other
painters and sculptors.There already fallen in love
with beautyful motorcycles and classic wooden boats, it was only a
little step to"Southern Division" in Munich.
With finacial and energetic help from Dirk, Karsten and friends
Burkhard opens the "Gasoline Alley" the shop for adventureres and
enthusiasts for the genuine classic handcrafted clothes and accessories.
Well known brands as "Aero Leather", "Davida"; "W&W", "Zodiac", "CCI" and
"Red Wing" are part of the program.
With the help of "Gasoline Alley", "Southern Division" moves from
Maillingerstr.12 into a old factory building, Blutenburgstr.75, in Munich.
Dirk and Irmgard Kronester establish the "Rocker Box" a workshop in the
first floor of the same building. The cradle of the racing
event company "Grab the Flag", sponsored by "Gasoline Alley".
"Grab the Flag" Poster
Troughout the races worldwide contacts develop which increases visibly
the variety of products. "Ronson","Ranpolph","Ace Cafe" and so on.
Caused by everlasting spezialised inquiries of customers , a range of
goods arises in the world of planes, boats cars and
motorcycles and brings gentlemens dreams into real. First "Bates
Leathers" dealer in Germany. Rare collectors items of the
aviation-, maritim-, and motorunivers become a component of the store
supply. Companies as "Authentic models","Euro
Marine", "Belstaff", "Driza-Bone", "Zippo", "Viktorinox", "Kochmann" and
more is rounding up the offer.
|TV-Report "Blitz" at SAT1:
Max Tidof and "Gasoline Alley"