Video: Street Machine October cover car on the dyno!

Our October issue hits shelves today, and it’s packed full of goodies


Street Machine’s October 2021 issue is out and about today, and it’s the perfect way to kick back and relax in the spring sun with some awesome reading.

Headlining the mag this month is Robert Giangrave’s ballistic XR Falcon ute, packing 540 cubes of twin-turbo Ford SVO goodness and with Street Machine Drag Challenge firmly set in its sights.

Anthony Terkalas’s PROWOG LJ Torana is one hell of a tribute to his mate, the late Joe Sabato, with a 540ci big-block Chev force-fed by a mammoth 118mm Precision hairdryer sitting front and centre.

Plastic bumpers more your thing? Then Dom Trimboli’s 740hp VS ClubSport should be enough to whet your appetite. Unlike most, Dom didn’t give in to the LS trend and stuck with plastic power – oh, and a GT42 turbo for good measure.

Mopar hombres can rejoice, because we’ve got plenty to cater for you. Tony Jones’s CL Valiant ute is a classic example of a thumping old-school muscle car, with 410 cubes of carby-fed Chrysler power and a shade of orange to turn heads anywhere.

The Mopar goodness doesn’t end there either, as we’ve got a full wrap-up from another killer edition of Mopar Sunday at Willowbank Raceway, showcasing some of Queensland’s best Pentastar rides.

The lucky ducks in Queensland also enjoyed a smoke show at Motor Madness in Townsville, while we got to head along to the annual Mud Run in NSW, too.

Our Legend feature stars a special duo this month, as we sit down with motorsport icon John Bowe and Supercars rising star Thomas Randle to discuss the journey both of them have had battling the bastard that is cancer.

On the tech side, Iain Kelly does a deep-dive into a neat, turbo-fed 367ci LY6 built by the boys at Warhorse Inc for our Mill Of The Month, and also takes us through the dos and don’ts of building a diff to survive the punishment of Drag Challenge.

Expression Session is back and firing with a unique take on the iconic XB Falcon shape, and voting for the 2021 Milwaukee Street Machine Of The Year is well and truly open, with 16 of Australia’s hottest cars from the past 12 months vying for your tick of approval.

Our regulars are roaring hot too. We’ve got your killer cars in our In The Build and Readers’ Rockets sections, a fantastic yarn for our Drag Challenge column, and a whole heap more – so make sure you head out and grab a copy now!