Articles by Kian HEAGNEY
Having spent his teenage years racing and wrenching on cars, Kian studied journalism at university only a few years ago before launching his career as a fresh-faced intern at Street Machine in 2018.Now a full-time staffer, Kianâ€™s role includes writing for SMâ€™s print and digital platforms, helping behind the scenes at the magazineâ€™s premier Drag Challenge events, and filming and co-presenting Street Machineâ€™s aptly named YouTube video show, Carnage.Instagram @kianheagney
Auction: Premcar Holy Grail FG-X Falcon
Prodrive's vision of a modern-day GTHO was the Holy Grail – this one could be yours
Video: Installing a Haltech Nexus R5
In this episode of Carnage, Scotty begins kitting out our ute with some sweet Haltech Nexus engine management
Video: Diagnosing Turbo Taxi’s dead engine
In this episode of Carnage, Scotty tears down Turbo Taxi’s Barra after its failure at the track
Video: XF Ford Fairmont Ghia sleeper
George Hatzi's Barra XF is the ultimate drag and drive sleeper
Video: Making an abandoned Valiant hardtop run for the first time in 30 years!
In this episode of Carnage, Scotty breathes new life into an abandoned Valiant coupe after 30 years!
Dean Gianginis’s 850hp aspirated LS-powered VK Calais
Dean Gianginis’s VK Calais harbours a screaming, 9000rpm, 850hp aspirated LS that we could listen to all day long
Andrew Baumgartner’s turbo L76-powered HB Torana
Andrew Baumgartner’s HB Torana combines big tyres and budget grunt to make one nasty Drag Challenge machine
Video: Racing the 700rwhp, 1UZ V8 Lexcen!
In this episode of Carnage, Scotty races our 700hp, V8 1UZ Lexcen for the first time
1968 Toyota Stout ute with Holden 202 power!
Dallas Craig resurrects a rare Toyota ute with Aussie power
Mid-mounted, V-drive Datsun 620 drift ute in the build
Alex Killeen’s Datsun 620 ute project uses a backwards, mid-mounted twin-turbo V6 to create what’ll be at truly wacky drift machine
Blown and injected big-block HG Kingswood – SINNER
This HG Kingswood is what happens when 2000hp of methanol-drinking, tyre-frying big-block meets show-quality fit and finish
Twin-turbo LSA-swapped 1984 Mercedes-Benz wagon sleeper
This 800hp, twin-turbo Mercedes wagon is Riccardo Pontonio’s idea of a stress-free Drag Challenge cruiser
Video: Preparing the 700hp, 1UZ V8 Lexcen to race
In this episode of Carnage, Scotty gets our sleeper Lexcen wagon ready to race!
Rebodied Ford Falcon XY GTHO Phase III sold at auction
A rebodied example of what is arguably Australia’s most desirable muscle car has gone under the hammer this afternoon
Video: Our 1UZ turbo V8 Lexcen does Summernats!
In this episode of Carnage, we take the Lexcen wagon to Summernats!
2500hp VL Commodore wins Haltech Horsepower Heroes at Summernats 36
The Maatouks Racing VL Commodore tops the overall leaderboard in the Summernats 36 dyno results
Yamaha YZF1000-powered Honda Kei truck at Summernats 36
Canberra local Paul Quinn’s Honda truck is a sweet little machine with Yamaha motorbike grunt
Turbo Toyota 1UZ-FE V8 mill in the build
We look into the build of the Toyota 1UZ V8 combo powering our Carnage Lexcen sleeper wagon project
Jay Duca’s quad-rotor VL Holden Commodore
Sick of LS swaps? So is Jay Duca, which is why he stuffed a four-rotor in his slammed VL Commodore!
2504hp VL Commodore smashes Summernats record
Over 2500hp, 11,000rpm and 79psi of boost smashed the dyno at Summernats 36 for a scorching new record