The February 2023 issue of Street Machine is out today, and it’s packed with beaut stuff, headlined by Trent Blainey’s properly epic VL Walkinshaw tribute drag-and-drive weapon. Built by MPW Performance & Race Fab, it’s a beast that’s good for 1800hp. The exquisitely finished, twin-turbo LS-powered streeter has already gone 8.0 over the quarter, and sevens are surely just around the corner.
That’s just the start of a properly awesome line up of feature cars for our February issue. If you’re more of a supercharger or Ford kind of guy, you’re sure to love Nick Novak’s outrageous blown and injected Windsor-powered Mustang, packing 1000hp of brutal shove.
Fans of pro touring cars will definitely get around Ashley Laurence’s second-gen Camaro, with its trick suspension, manual gearbox and 502ci of ProCharged big-block awesomeness.
Father-and-son team Steve and Leo Mortakis have fashioned a delightfully old-school small-block Torana, which graced the Elite Hall at Street Machine Summernats 35, and just as beautifully finished is Lynda Rowe’s pretty-in-pink XM Falcon coupe.
It’s hard not to love a blown Chev-powered HT Monaro GTS, and Greg Angus’s red-striped example sits oh-so-pretty on the period-correct Center Line Auto Drag spinners.
Don’t fret, Mopar fans, we’ve got this tastefully built ’65 Plymouth ’Cuda to help you get your fix as well. A properly unique factory body style, it features stroked 318 small-block shove and three pedals for proper driving joy.
It’s not all just feature cars either, as we take you to one of the raddest events of last year in Chopped, and then to the Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car to see the finest pro touring cars in the land duking it out.
We’ve also got a great tech yarn on home engine building, and a cool where-are-they-now piece on an old Performance Street Car cover star that’ll probably throw you straight down memory lane.
Couple that with all our regulars including Drag Challenge, In the Build, your cars in Readers’ Rockets and a heap more, and there’s really no reason not to pick up a copy. You can do just that either in store or from our online shop.