THE JUNE issue of SM is a 244 page monster, which includes issue 11 of Van Wheels, the first in 35 years!
The Van Wheels component measures up at 80 pages, with more than enough sin bin action to satisfy anyone’s thirst for murals, flares and velour. It is a complete mag of all-new material, including feature cars, coverage of the 40th Van Nationals, tech, gags and an interview with the godfather of the airbrush, Frank Lee.
Vans aren’t your thing? Don’t fret, we have the usual dose of flying Falcons, mental Monaros and great Galaxies to satisfy your needs. On the cover is Rob Velkovski’s stunning LX Torana hatch. Running a Nissan RB30/26 engine with a fat turbo, the car runs high eights down the quarter, yet cruises as happily as a lamb. And it is stunningly detailed too.
Event coverage includes the DLRA Speed Week from Lake Gairdner, Chryslers on the Murray, Picnic Hanging Rock, Gazzanats Western Australia and Heathcote’s King Of The Street.
It isn’t every day that we get thrown the keys to one of the world’s most-loved concept cars, so we were pretty chuffed when Holden let us loose around a race track in their precious EFIJY. Telfo still talks about it in his sleep, we hear.
We also share all the ins and outs of importing a car from the ‘States, and there’s part two of our 355 Holden V8 build, focusing on machining.