Just months after our 40th-anniversary issue, we’re marking a huge 400 issues of Street Machine with a chunky 196-page mag.
It’s an emotional story, with the budget, owner-built ute dedicated to Chad’s late father, Scott. This month’s Legend feature covers Chad’s conversation with editor Broads upon winning the prestigious trophy.
Take a trip down memory lane as we look back at some of our favourite special features from the past 399 issues, including some never-before-published photography!
On the feature car side, there’s a truly packed roster. Jeremy Tomic pulled this ex-Summernats HJ from a shipping container before turning it into a turbo LS stomper.
There’s more lion action on offer with Coco Sheahan’s blown Turismo Blue HK Kingswood. It’s no slouch either, running nine-second quarters with ease.
Steve Grew’s EVILL Falcon hardtop more than lives up to its plates, thanks in no small part to the massive 14/71-blown, 9.4-litre big-block up front.
There’s tough stuff everywhere you look, from ZEX nitrous bottles in the boot to fully-fabricated suspension underneath.
There’s no shortage of stunning Toranas getting around these days, and Matt Watts’s Papaya Orange example is up there with the best of them. The LSA-powered classic was a dream addition to Matt’s stable.
Vinnie Tigani’s long-serving XY Falcon may feature timeless visuals, but it hides a punchy 500hp Barra turbo and ZF auto combo.
We go for a tour around Bendigo’s Fekete Fabrications, taking in a heap of killer, fully engineered projects.
On the Drag Challenge front, we’ve got legendary DJ and part-time drag racer Carl Cox’s newest beast. The tidy HG Prem hides a stonking turbo small-block Chev, spitting out a huge 1600hp at the rear wheels!
Although we couldn’t send our usual Aussie contingent to the US for Hot Rod Drag Week this year, there’s heaps of coverage from the dynamic duo of Luke Nieuwhof and Povi Pullinen.
Hundreds of cars fronted up for the brutal street-and-strip challenge, with thrills and spills aplenty.
The motorsport goodness doesn’t stop there. We also hit Queensland’s Kenda Tires Radial Redemption 2.0 and Powercruise for helpings of seriously tough metal.
Aidan’s back with another Expression Session masterstroke, a WWII Willys Jeep chopped up into a post-war rod!
Mill of the Month is a glorious fusion of old and new go-fast tech in the form of this Peter Haravitsidis-built, triple-throttlebody 265 Hemi.
Grab the December 2021 of Street Machine for all this and heaps more!