Articles by: David Cook
Interview: Gentleman Jim Reed
Legendary Aussie drag racer Gentleman Jim Reed passed away yesterday at the age of 86. Here's an interview with the great man from 2013
The incredible career of Aussie racing legend Max De Jersey
From the earliest days of drag racing, to the halcyon days of Bob Jane's Thunderdome, Max De Jersey did it all
The secrets of the Moore’s Missile FJ Holden
How two young blokes from Sydney’s south turned the art of FJ Holden racing on its head
Remembering Australian drag racing pioneer John English
When the late John English strapped himself into Eddie Thomas’s blown dragster, drag racing in Australia began a move to warp speed. We caught up with John back in 2013 for a chat, when he was then a sprightly 88 years old
Legendary Australian Drag Racer Jim Walton
Jim Walton had one of the most successful - and hair-raising - careers in Aussie drag racing history
Legendary drag racer Bob ‘The Quarter-Mile Smile’ Shepherd
People's hero Bob Shepherd, aka the Quarter-mile smile, reviews nearly 50 years of living dangerously
Legendary drag racer Greg Goddard
Back in 1958, when hardly anyone in Australia had heard of a dragster, a young guy in Melbourne said: "Let's build one"
Remembering drag racing legend John Lumb
We look back on the life of John Lumb, the original drag racing showman
Blown 289-cube 1933 Ford coupe – flashback
This gorgeous GT-powered coupe was a cutting-edge rod in 1969, and it can still teach us a thing or two about style today
Wheelie king ‘Wild’ Bill Shrewsberry – interview
These days he's a quietly spoken American with a mid-continent accent, but in the mid-60s and 1970s Bill Shrewsberry justifiably earned the title 'Wild Bill'
FEATURE: TERRY SCULLY’S RADICAL 1969 V8-POWERED STREET CAR
When it comes to radical street-driven cars, this beast from 1969 just about takes the cake
SIX OF THE BEST HOLDEN SIX-POWERED HUMPY DRAG CARS
Six top dragging humpies
Top six wildest Holden humpies
We look back on six of the craziest humpy Holdens ever built
BEN GATT CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF DRAG RACING – VIDEO
Ben Gatt celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first official drag racing pass with a shindig at Sydney Dragway
SURFERS PARADISE DRAG STRIP 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Surfers Paradise International Raceway was once a premier drag strip in Australia, and it's celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend
Garth Bell’s Dart Attack gasser
Garth Bell has held a lifelong passion for early 60s Factory Experimental Funny Cars so he decided to build his own
ADAM and Kylie Perry’s Tail Spin is a back-to-front, wild custom FB Holden based on a design Steve Vesperman did for Street Machine back in Jan/Feb ’94.
HOT ROD ON SALE NOW!
THE Street Machine Hot Rod magazine has gone quarterly, and the new issue goes on sale today.
Vale John English
Farewell to a pioneering star of Australian drag racing