Archive for June, 2012

Feature Car: Ed Spiteri’s 1934 Ford Roadster


26 Jun

Issue 15 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods is on-sale now and contains our feature photo shoot on Ed Spiteri’s incredibly clean 1934 Ford roadster hot rod. Ed’s had this machine in his garage for almost 10 years and you’d be forgiven for thinking that something this clean is a fresh build, however the car – like everything in his expansive garage – is simply immaculate, regardless of age.

Powered by a blown 302ci Cleveland V8, the ’34 is no slouch. It also features an HR Holden front end and rear suspension setup, with a C10 gearbox and 9in diff’. Be sure to read the car’s full story in issue 15 of the magazine, at your newsagent now.

As always, we’ve got six FREE desktop wallpaper images of Ed’s ’34 available in 1680-resolution. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to view. You’ll also find lighting information and EXIF data if you’re a fellow shutterbug.

Ed Spiteri's 1934 Ford Roadster

Ed Spiteri's 1934 Ford Roadster     Ed Spiteri's 1934 Ford Roadster

Manic Monday: FREE High-Resolution Leaf Litter Textures


25 Jun

Well, it’s been a long time since we brought you any fresh high-resolution textures! For more than a year Hosking Industries released a series of six FREE texture images each and every Wednesday. OK, so this is Monday and we’re not planning to do it again next week – at this stage – but here’s a free set of textures anyway. It’s a collection of six FREE high-resolution texture images of two interesting leaf litter pieces we found in our garden recently. Shot with a Canon 7D and 24-70mm f2.8L, bouncing a 580EXII off a plain wall next to the object, they’re nice and sharp and well lit.

It’s been a long time since we uploaded any textures, so here’s the deal if you forget how we operate: they’re FREE for personal and commercial use – however, you may not resell, repackage or use these textures for any other non-artistic commercial gain. They’re just for you to get creative with, use in graphic design or whatever, personal and commercial… just not for resale.

CLICK HERE or on the thumbs below to download the high-res versions.

FREE High-Resolution Leaf Textures FREE High-Resolution Leaf Textures FREE High-Resolution Leaf Textures FREE High-Resolution Leaf Textures FREE High-Resolution Leaf Textures FREE High-Resolution Leaf Textures

Check out our other 71 high-resolution texture sets: CLICK HERE!

Feature Car: Steve Trappell’s HG and HT Holden Monaros


21 Jun

It isn’t every day you get the chance to shoot the cover of a national magazine and we’re very happy to show you a handful of images from our recent photo shoot on Steve Trappell’s beautiful 1970 HG and 1969 HT GTS Monaros. We shot them together in Steve’s hometown of Newcastle, NSW and they appear on the cover of the July 2012 issue of Australian Classic Car magazine.

Steve had only recently completed an extensive and perfect restoration on the brown HT GTS when we photographed it, while the silver HG Monaro is still awaiting its turn under the knife and wears its share of patina from years of love and use. Thanks to the horrid damp conditions over the preceding summer, it took us a good couple of months to actually get these two in front of the lens.

While conditions weren’t ideal, we reckon the shots came out pretty nicely. In addition to the full colour versions you see pictured here, we also supplied the magazine with some washed-out, faded and rather vintage-looking options which they ended up using; including for the cover itself and the centre poster. As always, we’ve got a selection of desktop wallpaper sized images for you to view and download on our Flickr page and strobist fans can read our lighting information there, too. CLICK HERE to check them out or click on the thumbnails below.

Buy a print of these Monaros: CLICK HERE

Steve Trappell's HG and HT Holden Monaros

Steve Trappell's HG and HT Holden Monaros     Steve Trappell's HG and HT Holden Monaros

Feature Car: Frank Kolarik’s 1969 Mustang GT Convertible


18 Jun

The July issue of Modified Mustangs & Fords in the USA recently went on sale, featuring our story and photo shoot on Frank Kolarik’s immaculate 1969 Ford Mustang GT convertible. originally built in Detroit, Frank bought the car late 2010, complete with a lifetime’s worth of trophies and memorabilia from the original owner who no longer wanted any remnant of it left behind.

Flawless from top to bottom, including the highly detailed candy red and metallic white undercarriage, the car has been featured in an American magazine. Kinda funny, in a way. It’s powered by a mild 351ci Windsor and you can read all about it in the July issue, or on the magazine’s website (usually a month or two after the current issue has finished its on-sale period HERE).

For now, enjoy four FREE desktop wallpaper images of Frank’s Mustang. Strobist fans will find lighting info and EXIF data on our Flickr page, too. Just CLICK HERE for the wallpapers and info or on the thumbnails below.

Frank Kolarik's 1969 Mustang GT Convertible

Frank Kolarik's 1969 Mustang GT Convertible     Frank Kolarik's 1969 Mustang GT Convertible

Live Gallery: Sick of It All + Agnostic Front + Toe to Toe @ Manning Bar – 05.05.2012


13 Jun

Issue 10 of Australian Hysteria magazine is on-sale now, featuring our live photos from the recent Sick of It All show at the Manning Bar at Sydney University on May 5, 2012. Supports included Australia’s punk veterans Toe to Toe and New York’s Agnostic Front.

The last time Hosking Industries had seen Agnostic Front was when Ben worked at the long-defunct Music Factory in Newcastle, NSW Australia back in the mid-late 1990s. The rehearsal studio boasted a cool live venue downstairs called The Pitt (that was the spelling) that played host to hardcore and punk bands from all over the world. Agnostic Front played two shows that day, with an all-ages in the morning for the kids and an over-18s later that night. Ben was charged with making sure the band were comfortable during their stay.

All three bands put on excellent performances this time around at the Manning Bar, although Agnostic Front singer Roger Miret was feeling the rage for other reasons: a series of technical issues causing plenty of angst and no doubt creating some tension back stage after their set.

Despite the humourous and numerous comical excursions and larger-than-life persona of Agnostic axe-slinger ‘Stigma’, Sick of It All were still the highlight of the night with brothers Lou and Pete Koller putting on live wire performances. In fact, it’s always surprising Pete doesn’t collapse with cardiac arrest, considering the non-stop performance he puts on. Anyway, enjoy our gallery of 30 pics from the show! CLICK HERE to view them on our Flickr page.

Sick of It All @ Manning Bar, Sydney     Sick of It All @ Manning Bar, Sydney

Sick of It All @ Manning Bar, Sydney     Sick of It All @ Manning Bar, Sydney

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Feature Car: David McGinniss’ 1969 Mercury Cyclone


12 Jun

Out now in issue 96 of Street Fords magazine is our photo shoot and feature story on David McGinniss’ 1969 Mercury Cyclone. Powered by a 428ci Cobra Jet big-block and raced on numerous occasions in events like Targa Tasmania, Dennis’ Barlot red monster is an immaculate time capsule of a land barge.

The Cyclone Cobra Jet was advertised in 1969 as boasting 335hp, making it a formidable vehicle to pull up alongside at the lights, or the start line. Originally a homologation model for the late ’60s NASCAR series, it’s a rare beast; especially on this side of the world. Be sure to read all about it in issue 96 of Street Fords magazine – on sale now.

As always, we’ve got six FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to view and download and strobist/photography fans can view lighting information and EXIF data by CLICKING HERE or on the thumbnails below, too.

David McGinniss' 1969 Mercury Cyclone

David McGinniss' 1969 Mercury Cyclone     David McGinniss' 1969 Mercury Cyclone

Feature Car: Don Mills’ 1967 Holden HR Panel Van


04 Jun

Issue 45 of Custom Utes magazine is due out on the stands shortly and feature our photo shoot and story on Don Mills and his sweet 1967 Holden HR panel van, HRROOT. The yellow van has been entirely home built in Don’s two-car garage, including the paint and panel, engine work, machining… you name it. Be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine so you can read the entire story.

The van is powered by a 308ci Holden V8 from an HX Kingswood and is backed up by a narrowed Borg Warner diff’, with a T5 5-speed in between. The cabin is cool, too, with plenty of custom touches like that wicked tubular centre console and all that billet machining completed by Don.

As always, we’ve got a selection of images from the shoot for you to download FREE as desktop wallpapers and lighting and EXIF info is available on our Flickr page for any shooters out there interested. CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to check them out.

Don Mills' 1967 Holden HR Panel Van

Don Mills' 1967 Holden HR Panel Van     Don Mills' 1967 Holden HR Panel Van

Feature Car: Steven Cooke’s ‘Headhunter’ Kustom Ford Victoria


01 Jun

We just got our sweaty hands on copies of issue 15 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods magazine which goes on sale soon. Hosking Industries has two photo shoots inside this issue, including the one on this, Steven Cooke’s awesomely ratty 1954 Ford Victoria kustom.

Steve’s sled boasts a huge array of body mods and runs a 302ci Ford V8, riding on airbags for that snake-belly low stance. It’s plenty rough around the edges, but that’s how Steve likes it; making for trouble-free, worry-free cruising. He’s always got a nicer ’60s kustom in the garage if he’s wanting to worry about dents and scratches. Be sure to pick up a copy of issue 15 when it goes on sale.

As always, we’ve got a few FREE desktop wallpaper images of the car on our Flickr page for you to download. You’ll find EXIF data and lighting info on each image’s caption, too. CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to jump.

Buy a print of this Mercury: CLICK HERE

Steven Cooke's 'Headhunter' Kustom Ford Victoria

Steven Cooke's 'Headhunter' Kustom Ford Victoria     Steven Cooke's 'Headhunter' Kustom Ford Victoria