Iain ‘Marv’ Kelly has been involved with Street Machine since he joined us for work experience since 2002.
Iain’s had a wild career in automotive journalism, with gigs at Auto Salon, Speed and Motor amongst others. He’s also been involved with YouTube jugganaut Mighty Car Mods for a long time as well, authoring two of their books and assisting with countless projects.
Iain’s taste in personal projects is broad, but Holdens, Subarus and early BMWs have been the most common rides to darken his shed.
The MCM boys have been following Marv’s seven-year build of his 1964 Pontiac Bonneville and dropped their feature video on the finished product yesterday.
It is a ripper video and documents the journey the car has taken from a Pontiac-powered cruiser from what has been dubbed a Low Tourer.
It is an intriguing mix of features. Unlike most airbagged yank tanks, there is a Harrop-blown, Warspeed-built, Haltech Nexus R5-controlled LS under the bonnet capable of 1000hp at the crank.
You can check out the engine in more detail here.
The rims are set of custom-made Barrel Brothers units that pay tribute to the classic Aussie Mawer wheels that adornded many touring cars and sports sedans in the 1970s and 80s.
Behind them are the biggest brakes that Hoppers Stoppers could fit and Marv has a set of sway bars coming so the can enter the beast in events like the Optima Challenge in 2023.
It is a ripper tale, full of the highs and lows any street machiner can relate to, enjoy and keep your eye for it in the mag soon!