Street Machine team side hustles and day gigs

We take a look at what some of the Street Machine team get up to when they're not creating amazing content for us


It takes a small army to create the crazy mix of content we publish across Street Machine‘s various platforms. Aside from a handful of full-time staff, most of team are part-timers who have day jobs and other lives that aren’t necessarily devoted to all things fast and furious.

The crew is spread across Australia, with a few stationed overseas as well. They’re a creative bunch and we couldn’t do without ’em! So to pay tribute, let’s check out some of their cool side-hustles, special projects and day jobs.

Simon Davidson

When he’s not shooting for Street Machine, Davo works in the worlds of high-end advertising and fine art. The results of his long-standing mission to document the cultures of both the burnout and land speed racing scenes have been exhibited and celebrated widely – including on illuminated billboards around downtown Los Angeles. Check out just some of his portfolio here.

Ben Hosking

Ben started his career as a feature writer for Street Commodores at Express Publications in 2003 and rose through the ranks to become publisher. Ben kicked a stack of goals during that time, but his work founding and developing the Cruise for Charity would be hard to top as a highlight.

Ben went freelance in 2010 and has been an essential part of the Street Machine photographic team ever since.

Besides cars, publishing and being a new dad, Ben’s other passion is music – of the very heavy kind. And his main outlet is as guitar player for Newcastle metal band Where the Devil. The crew have just released a new single and flim clip, Decending Death. It’s a little bit Slayer, a little bit Hatebreed and more than a little punk. Crank it!

Povi Pullinen

Former Street Machine art director Povi now resides in LA and is devoting his time to a multitude of projects. His photography clients include Top Gear America and various Motor Trend titles, while his video credits include directing the Lowrider Magazine Roll Models series. Povi’s abstract paintings – some of them inspired by automotive themes – are freaking awesome!

Iain Kelly

Marv kicked off his career as a Street Machine work experience dude, worked on Speed mag and served as editor of Motor. He’s been freelance since 2014, dividing his time between SM and Mighty Car Mods. Marv’s work for MCM includes editing two books, logistics and time on the tools. Check him out in action on the MCM versus Roadkill Subraute project. Marv also tells some cracking yarns under the ‘Marv’s Garage’ banner on his his Instagram page, check ’em out!

Paul Cronin

Our social media ninja’s main gig is raising three rowdy little girls, but in his spare time he also works on the Low Standards YouTube channel for Adelaide mad man, Jay Duca. They have a crazy new project in the works, so keep an ear out! Paul is also driving Street Machine‘s foray into TikTok.

Matt Reekie

Like a lot of the folks on this list, Matt has talents that span a variety of disciplines. In his time working with SM, we’ve been lucky enough to have Matt edit our Summernats mag, produce a stack of killer videos, make us journos look good and much more.

These days, Matt lives in New York City, where one of his side projects is working with his mates Stefan Harshman and Stuart Gray on the Death of Art YouTube series.

Matt also recently produced an amazing documentary series called New York Hustle with his wife, Angelica Von Helle.

And that’s just the tip of the proverbial! We’ll add more in coming weeks.