Archive for December, 2011

100,000 Visits & A Very Merry Xmas from Hosking Industries!


20 Dec

HoskingIndustries.com.au reached a milestone this morning, with 100,000 unique visits, right before what is sure to be a very Merry Xmas! 2011 has been a phenomenal year for us; connecting with a number of new magazine titles such as Modified Mustangs & Fords in the USA and Australian Classic Car. We photographed 70 custom cars and motorcycles, shot a number of great international gigs for web and print and self-published our first (albeit for our own enjoyment) photo book.

We’re very much looking forward to what the new year will bring and hope 2012 brings you all good luck and prosperity as well. A huge thanks to everyone that’s taken the time to seek us out on-line, or who has found us through a search engine and enjoyed their stay. See you in 2012.

Feature Car: George Schembri’s 1959 FC Holden


15 Dec

We’re pleased to bring you six images of George Schembri’s remarkably restored 1959 Holden FC sedan, as featured in the 2011 Yearbook issue of Australian Classic Car magazine, on-sale NOW. This marks our first photo shoot and feature story for the magazine. Hopefully we’ll be able to bring you many more over the coming years.

George spent 12 months restoring the FC together with his son and a select group of workshops, largely using NOS parts and you can read all about their story in the magazine, including the kinds of prices you can expect when searching for NOS parts in the current scene. Don’t forget, as always, we offer all these images in desktop wallpaper sizing for your PC or Mac, totally FREE for personal use!

If you’re into the strobist thing, CLICK HERE to view the lighting and image information on each caption on our Flickr page. This link will also take you to the wallpapers, or you can click the thumbs below, too. Enjoy!

George Schembri's 1959 FC Holden

George Schembri's 1959 FC Holden     George Schembri's 1959 FC Holden

Feature Car: Laurie Attard’s Ford Mustang Coupe


08 Dec

Our first photo shoot for America’s Modified Mustangs & Fords magazine has just been published, also featuring our feature story. The subject is Laurie Attard’s awesome DIY Ford Mustang coupe, built almost entirely in his home shed in western Sydney. You can read all about their story in the January 2012 issue, on-sale in the USA now or available online.

Powered by a 347ci Windsor, backed up by a Top Loader and making 415fwhp, this red beastie is all class and owner Laurie can lay claim to completing just about everything himself, including the paint, engine build, fabrication and suspension. We’re stoked we’ve been able to put Laurie and his Mustang on the world’s stage.

If you’re interested, we’ve put the strobist information in each image’s cap ations on our Flickr page, however most of the exterior shots were taken with natural light in this case. Be sure to download the six FREE desktop wallpaper versions of the images. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below.

Laurie Attard's Ford Mustang Coupe

Laurie Attard's Ford Mustang Coupe     Laurie Attard's Ford Mustang Coupe

Feature Car: Brian Apap’s ‘MRSLR’ Holden Torana


06 Dec

Issue 41 of Xtreme Holdens magazine is on-sale right now and includes our photo shoot and story on Brian Apap’s gorgeous 1974 Holden LX Torana, known in the scene as ‘MRSLR’. Powered by a tough 355ci Holden stroker V8 and boasting no end of insane detail inside and out, the car always cops plenty of attention when Brian shows it. He also does weddings, if you’re interested.

Read all about Brian and his Torana in issue 41 of Xtreme Holdens and feel free to help yourself to FREE desktop wallpaper versions of the six images we’ve posted to our Flickr page! If you’re into the strobist thing, you’ll also find lighting and shoot information in the image captions. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below.

Brian Apap's MRSLR LX Holden Torana

Brian Apap's MRSLR LX Holden Torana     Brian Apap's MRSLR LX Holden Torana

Feature Bike: Jereme’s 96ci Harley Davidson Fat Boy


02 Dec

Here’s a gallery of five images from our shoot on another of Bub’s Customs’ Harley Davidson choppers. This motorcycle belongs to another of their talented employees, Jereme Dafter and you can read all about how the 96ci Fat Boy was created in issue 11 of Wild Aussie Choppers magazine – on-sale now.

We shot the bike at a secret location near their base on the NSW Central Coast and if you’re a strobist fan, we’ve included lighting and camera info on each image’s caption on our Flick page. Just click HERE or on the thumbnails below to view the shots and download FREE desktop wallpaper versions of each shot.

Jereme's 96ci Harley Davidson Fat Boy

Jereme's 96ci Harley Davidson Fat Boy     Jereme's 96ci Harley Davidson Fat Boy

Feature Bike: Danny’s Custom Harley Trike


01 Dec

Today we’ve got a selection of six images from a shoot that was recently published in Wild Aussie Choppers magazine in Australia. This stunning blue Harley-powered trike belongs to Danny from Bub’s Customs on the Central Coast of NSW and we reckon you’ll agree that it’s a work of rolling art.

It’s powered by a 80ci Harley engine with polished heads, forged pistons and Vance and Hines pipes. You can read all about the story of Danny and the trike in issue 11 of the magazine – on-sale now.

For strobist fans, there’s image data and lighting info on each caption on our Flickr page. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to read it and download FREE desktop wallpapers!

Danny's Custom Harley Trike

Danny's Custom Harley Trike     Danny's Custom Harley Trike