Motorvation 30 round up and results

You'll find our big Motorvation 30 story in the new March mag, but here's a little taster to whet your appetite


WE’VE got a big spread on Motorvation 30 in the new March 2016 issue of Street Machine, on sale now. But as is often the case, there was a bunch of cool stuff that didn’t make it into the mag so we thought we would stick it on the Interwebs. If you like what you see, there’s plenty more where this came from in the March issue, on sale now!

MOTORVATION 30 7019Chad Douglas started off the weekend well with a win in Friday night’s Pound the Ground competition, collecting $500. Sunday wasn’t quite as productive, going rods out in the finals. Probably going to need a bit more than a few hundred bucks to fix it

Motorvation 30 050John McSweeney is a name well known in the drag racing scene for having the quickest Ford-powered car in the world. He’s slowed down a little and built this stunning ’59 Ford Skyliner. Less than 1000 remain and there are four in Perth!

Motorvation 30 014A nice addition to the Elite tent was a display of previous Grand Champions. All bar two were on display — Allan Kirk’s LC Torana (SM, Nov ’02 cover) and Mark Miocevich’s XB coupe FAT GT (SM, May ’04 cover). Visible here are Ralph Italiano’s ’32 Ford, Peter Ellis’s HQ and Cassie Rhodes’ Charger — all former SM and SM Hot Rod feature cars

Studebaker 9442There were actually two Studebakers at Motorvation, a ’62 Champ pickup truck and this’63 Hawk GT, both owned by Cameron Hinchcliffe. As the sun set, the gorgeous Rose Pearl colour really came to life on the classy coupe

WB Ute Burnout 5595Jason Ballard puts on a show for the crowd in his tough WB one tonner

Motorvation 30 268George Separovich casually boiling the hides on Luke Jones’s one tonner

Chevy Impala Low Rider 480There was a huge group of lowriders at the show, something you wouldn’t have seen 10 years ago. Joe Veevers from Dirtbag Designz brought this ’66 Impala in and saved it from its life as a Donk. So far the roof and boot have been covered in Joe’s artwork with more to come

HZ Holden Ute 009Simple and clean seems to be catching on and none did it better than Ben Morey’s HX ute with its crisp white paint and 17in GTS-style rims. It’s also got a 355 Holden stroker with a C.O.M.E intake for some extra herbs

Holden Monaro 209Adam Loos’ Monaro has the perfect stance and plenty of poke with a tunnel-rammed big-block Chev that’s been bored and stroked to just shy of 600 cubic inches!

Nissan Patrol 226How awesome is this? Kurt Bosveld’s lifted Patrol is stuffed full of Duramax turbo-diesel, but he wants to make sure you can see it, so he brought along his own viewing platform

Holden WB Ute 229This unsuspecting WB ute probably surprises a few people when it leaves the traffic lights. It’s Brodie Smedley’s daily driver, so the extra horsepower, as well as power steering fitted to the LS make it very comfortable. Just need to hook up the a/c to make it perfect!


Top 10 Street Machine

Mark ‘Happy’ Williams – HQ Holden one tonner

Rick Berryman – HG Holden ute

Spencer Jarrett – VH Holden Commodore

David Cocciolone – Mazda RX2

Steve Fraser – 2011 Ford GT40

Keith Dickson – 1957 Chevrolet Belair

Frank Santopolo – HX Holden Kingswood

Mark Atkinson – HK Holden Monaro

Stuart Vernon – 1969 Chevrolet Camaro

Clint Di Giovanni – 1969 Ford Capri

Top 3 Hot Rod

Phillip Wall – 1932 Ford Tudor

Tony Fondacaro – 1934 Ford Tudor

Douglas Forward – 1946 Ford Pickup

People’s Choice

Marlisa Beets – 1949 Mercury Limousing

Champion of Champions

Alison Lougher – LH Holden Torana