Street Machine October 2022 on sale now

Unmissable cover and killer content - that's the October issue of Street Machine!


Yep, it’s that time again! Though it feels like our September issue only just hit the shelves, the October edition of Street Machine is now here in all its glory.

The out-there cover design pulls its colour scheme from Peter Sauer’s wild, MotorEx-revealed HG Brougham. Not only does it look incredible in its modified Tennyson Turquoise hue and vinyl top, but it’s packing 2500hp of twin-turbo, big-block brawn! On top of all that, you can expect to see the car mix it with the big hitters on a future Street Machine Drag Challenge.

That’s only the beginning of the 70s iconography, with Geoff and Jo Seiter’s stunning XY up next. Channelling plenty of clean factory styling, it’s got a tough aspirated 434 Clevo in the engine bay and some of the neatest panelwork we’ve seen on a Falcon. Not bad for a country car from an up-and-coming builder!

Rounding out the Big Three is Adrian Romandini’s ’69 Charger. It’s another example of an OEM look taken to the max, bolstered by a big tyre and stonking bent-eight — in this case, a 528-cube big-block. The best part in our eyes? Despite not having an automotive background, Adrian got his hands dirty and did a solid chunk of the work himself.

The C1 Corvette is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cars to emerge from 20th-century America, but the addition of a 535hp LT motor and oodles of pro touring kit should be a vast improvement in any street machiner’s books. Wendy Stevenson’s ’Vette retains every ounce of its original style, with power and handling to boot.

Slav Todic kept it simple with his LH Torry, jamming a 700hp Holden stroker up front, paired to a race-ready driveline. It’s a no-bull, nine-second streeter with a great story.

How good is a hot Mustang fastback? Justin Stephenson’s hottie features all-Aussie power courtesy of a GTX42-fed Barra. It’s a proper street car that’s surprisingly economical, too.

Let’s not forget Jamie Small’s effortlessly cool Keswick Green Quey. Built around the timeless Center Line rolling stock, the ute boogies to LS1 power for super-reliable cruising.

Events, you say? First up is big coverage of Mopar Sunday in Brisbane, which included Carnage king Scotty Taylor cruising his dad’s ute 3600 kays from Melbourne and back. It was an epic show, with heaps of racing action on offer.

The cars only get quicker in our yarn on the recent Kenda 660 event at Sydney Dragway. Wheelstands and PBs came thick and fast at the radial meet, alongside some seriously competitive racing.

Earlier this year we got word that Stephen Day’s iconic HK Monaro had resurfaced, ready for a full resurrection. This month’s Time Machine sees Craig Parker catch up with current owner Chris Boddy, who plans to retain the soul of the original car with a few modern upgrades.

Getting started in the automotive DIY world can be a bloody daunting experience, especially with the vast range of tools and gadgets available today. To make things a bit easier on the beginner’s brain (and wallet), tech guru Iain Kelly brings you a handy guide on everything you need to start wrenching on your project.

Sure, it may not be at the bleeding edge of performance, but the church of the Holden six remains strong. This 4/71-blown 202 is a great little performer thanks to the team at HSD Cylinder Heads, assisted by some 21st-century EFI goodies.

And all that’s just the tip of the iceberg for the October issue of Street Machine. There’s also a gorgeous blown LC coupe built to fight the turbo brigade, a Drag Challenge survivor Corolla, Readers’ Rockets gems, and all the goss on the Aussie street machining and drag racing scenes. So pick up a copy today!