Articles by Dave CAREY
A lifelong car enthusiast, Dave was identifying makes and models before he could read. Obsessed with automotive history, he entered the world of freelancing in 2014, contributing features and retrospectives to Street Machine and Unique Cars. A skillset more suited to writing than spannering hasnâ€™t stopped him from owning two LS-powered Holdens, a handful of Yank tanks and nine vintage Isuzu cars â€“ mostly at the same time. In his spare moments, he ensures his housekids are fed and watered, buggerises around with Classic Space Lego and creates content for online entity Garage of Awesome across Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
Holden’s 75th anniversary: Know your models – FX to VF
What are they teaching kids in school these days? If you don't know an FX from a VX, it's time to get learning!
Top six Commodore rarities
We celebrate our favourite limited-edition Holden Commodores
The crazy history of VN Commodore exports to China
Australia has a proud history of exports, but did you know that VN Commodores were sold to China? We reveal the crazy tale for the first time
Leyland P76 turns 50! Here’s the real story:
Released in 1973 and packed with advanced features for its time, the Leyland P76 should have taken the Aussie car market by storm. Instead, it became an automotive punchline. We find out why
LS1-powered XW Falcon Fairmont GS
Sticking an LS motor in a classic XW Fairmont is tantamount to Heresy for some, but Jon Freni did it anyway, leaving the naysayers in his dust
TSS EA Falcon: twin tyres, Sprintex-supercharged!
Paul Connolly's EA Falcon sports a twin-screw blower and eight (yes, eight!) tyres - and it was all fitted from new
ProCharged HZ Holden One Tonner
This elite-level HZ Tonner was built to get Levi Chitty hot under the collar on the burnout pad - and cool him down afterwards thanks to the handy under-tray esky!
Darren Gojak’s 1964 1/2 Mustang
When Darren Gojak lost his wife Sue, he vowed to move forward. Addiing a heap of extra grunt to his 1964 1/2 Mustang definitely helped with that
Walkinshaw tribute with Nissan GT-R running gear!
If an HSV VL Walkinshaw and a Nissan GT-R had an 869hp love child, this is what it'd look like
The strange tale of the Creative Cars Glammer
In the 1980s, an enterprising Aussie company turned Holdens into the cut price Rolls-Royce of our dreams
Lonsdale Autoshop Pro Street EH Holden
Over 30 years, Jason Riding’s EH Special build went in more directions than a street directory. In 2021, it’s finally emerged as one of the toughest Holdens in Adelaide
Coyote-powered 1975 Ford F100
Alan Robson decided to build a shop truck - despite not owning a shop! This Coyote-powered F100 is the result
Hemi-powered 1968 Dodge Dart tribute
Ralph Biagi adds the crowning glory to his already bulging Mopar garage: a head-kicking, 540ci ’68 Dodge Dart tribute
Leanne Tanning’s L98-powered Holden HQ
Leanne's Space Blue HQ looks very similar to her old one, except this one has been repowered by a crate L98 motor with a Harrop supercharger
A – Z of Ford Falcon
This year marks six decades since the mighty Ford Falcon first flapped its wings Down Under
Bradley See’s Holden HK Monaro GTS
We caught up with Bradley See and his HK Monaro GTS at Red CentreNATS 5
Brodee Espie’s FC Holden
Brodee Espie was just 12 years old when she started working on this FC Holden resto project with her father and grandfather
Red CentreNATS 2019 – gallery
Red CentreNATS 5 in Alice Springs promised a weekend of smoky burnouts, heavy-hitting drags, show-stopping rides and crazy cruising, and it did not disappoint
393-cube Cleveland-powered 1971 De Tomaso Pantera
It's a 600hp Italian supercar, but unlike a Ferrari or a Lambo, this one has a muscle-car heart that bleeds blue
Original Mad Max Interceptor hits the market
The iconic XB coupe from the Mad Max films is for sale!