THE October issue of Street Machine is on sale now! As always, we’ve scoured the country and abroad to bring you the coolest, quickest and meanest custom cars around.
On the cover, we’ve got a pair of absolutely mental 2200hp twin-turbo XW Falcons. Both put the power down via leaf springs and radials, run sevens and see street time!
With a ProCharged Holden 355 stroker under the bonnet, Lee Murray’s stunning LJ Torana makes 800hp at the crank and proves the answer isn’t always LS.
We chat to Kyle Smith from Smith Concepts, a Sydney bloke responsible for some of the coolest custom paint jobs in the business.
Grant Hodgson’s XC Falcon wasn’t quite born in the USA, but it has been living there for the past 10 years. After conking out on the first leg of the Hot Rod Power Tour in ’05, Grant Hodgson left the car in the US for 10 years before finally returning earlier this year to complete the iconic tour.
We check out what’s been happening with the Sidchrome Kombi van project, and get the low-down on the flat-four VW donk that’s going to power it.
Shane Ross’s 1000hp 402-cube turbo LS-powered VL was built in 10 weeks using a genuine Walkinshaw. This stunning streeter was finished just in time for MotorEx and made 1060rwhp on low boost!
The GreazeFest Kustom Kulture Festival hit Melbourne in August; we checked it out and found some seriously cool retro rides.
Chris Thomas’s ballistic blown 572-cube Hemi-powered ’32 coupe is a psychopath in a slick suit.
We bring you the lowdown on our Project Swinger Dodge Dart as we get ready to give it away to its new owner. We go through the 408-cube engine, suspension, brakes, interior and all the other work that’s gone into building this beast.
We pay tribute to Mopar’s racing history at Mount Panorama. While the Valiant never took a victory at the Bathurst 1000, the legendary Hemi Pacers and R/T Chargers shook up the 500-mile races in the 60s and 70s.