Street Machine March 2023 out now!

All the Drag Challenge action and a huge roster of elite metal


Our March 2023 mag is here! We couldn’t pass up Matt McIntosh’s elite hall-dominating HQ Statesman for cover honours. It’s a twin-turbo big block masterpiece, all handled by Matt and his crew in Echuca, country Victoria.

Mick Matthews’s family heirloom XF Falcon has to be one of the nicest anybody’s laid eyes upon, thanks to an incredible finish, classy custom interior, and gorgeous fab work around the Pavtek-built 393. It too landed in the Summernats 35 elite hall.

The ‘Nats hero theme continues with Carolyn Hayes’s Drag Challenge-ready LH Torana sedan, which features an eight-second SBC driveline and paint and panel that’s almost too good to stick on a race track. That’s just what Carolyn plans to do, though, so watch out!

Danny DeBono’s XT Falcon channels pro street steeze, with killer stance, race-ready trim, and a violent 8/71-blown Clevo up front. And because apparently that wasn’t enough to turn heads, it’s all doused in a luscious twist on Wild Violet.

Sticking a chunky supercharged Gen 3 Hemi into a 70s Mopar engine bay isn’t the simplest of tasks, but when the end result is as tough as Scott Lawrence’s Chrysler by Chrysler, it’s well worth it. The 900 or 1000hp should be enough to get the classic Aussie barge humming along nicely.

Gavin Irvine’s Shelby Daytona Cobra replica is sure to be a bit more controversial, as the bloke chose to run with LS power! The end result is a ripping lightweight, street-driven, three-pedal race car that sees plenty of road miles.

A childhood swinging spanners on classic Holdens wore off on young Mark Bartyn, as evidenced by this slick 434ci HK Kingswood. Despite all the street action it sees, there’s a heap of nice detail everywhere you look.

It’s hard not to love a quick VL wagon, especially when there’s a 2JZ under the bonnet and six-second timeslips in its near future. Arby catches up with Danny Landsdowne, who’s ready to run some bonkers numbers in the super-neat longroof.

A little old get-together called Drag Challenge went down last month, becoming our first full-length DC in over three years. It was an absolute corker over five days and 1600km, and we’ve got a massive 28-page yarn on how it all went down.

Meanwhile, there was a huge party way out west for Motorvation 37, with a range of Australia’s finest burnout machines doing battle and an elite hall packed with great stuff.

On top of all that, we bring you a slick VK from a Summernats first-timer, a famed 80s US Pro Streeter still going strong, a beefy 388-cube twin-snail Dart LS, and heaps more. So do yourself a favour and grab a March ’23 mag for yourself!