WE are all set up at Meguiar’s MotorEx in Sydney, ready for a massive weekend. The covers come off the unveil cars tomorrow at 11.00am and there are some real crackers amongst them, including the REFINED FC Holden out of Down Town Kustoms. The headline feature of this years show is that custom king George Barris is attending as the guest of honour, still going strong at age 89! The show is larger than ever before, with a new SEMA-style hall for traders, Top Fuel start ups, dyno action and plenty more. The gates open at 10.00am, but for now enjoy our sneak preview.
The star of the Street Machine stand is this famous V8 FJ Holden ute. A show-stopper in the 1980s, the car has been in hibernation for decades and is amazingly well-preserved, from the Frank Lee Murals, to the Jag rear end and the acres of chrome.
Benny Gatt’s famous Lincoln Zephyr meets Andrew Mitchell’s LS-powered example, all the way from South Australia.
This killer XC coupe packs an 8/71-blown 351, backed by a T56 box and rides on a set of 22×13 and 20x8in rims.
Greg Hogan’s stunning Pro Touring Camaro, all the way from West Oz. It runs a 440ci LS motor and T56 driveline
The original Corvette Summer movie car has been in Australia since the 1980s. Originally imported by John Cain, it was converted to right-hand-drive and at one stage suffered a transport accident that saw it end up in a river. It was restored back to health by Paul Kelly and then taken to show car standards by Paul Bennett, but is now due for another birthday.
Brad Pizzi’s EH van is a killer owner-built car and runs a 308 with a trio of Demon 98 carbs on top
Zane Hau’s mighty Plymouth Satellite
Gary Zahra’s slammed Chevrolet C10
The Sacliotto EH Holden ute is a cracker