Archive for July, 2012

Feature Car: Don Mills’ 1965 HD Holden Premier


26 Jul

Issue 7 of Holden Muscle (aka Xtreme Holdens) is due out on sale soon and includes our feature story and photo shoot on Don Mills’ awesome home-built 1965 HD Holden Premier. Some of you may remember our feature on Don’s yellow HR panel van (CHECK IT HERE). He’s a tireless self-starter with decade’s of DIY-ing under his belt and just about every aspect of this HD has been completed at home in his two-car garage (as pictured).

As always, we’ve included some FREE desktop wallpaper images of the car in 1680-resolution for you to download and enjoy. Shutter bugs can also find our lighting info and EXIF data over on our Flickr page, too. CLICK HERE to grab the wallpapers and check out our setups.

Don Mills' 1965 HD Holden Premier

Don Mills' 1965 HD Holden Premier     Don Mills' 1965 HD Holden Premier

Images Gallery: 160 Images from MotorEx 2012, Sydney


23 Jul

MotorEx 2012 went off in a big way over the weekend at Sydney’s Olympic Park in Homebush, NSW. Hundreds of top quality Australian show cars and street cars filled every available hall in the massive dome and the overall quality of all cars on show was impressive. Known as Australia’s premier indoor car show, Hosking Industries was there to capture the event and we’re pleased to bring you 160 images from the show in 1280-resolion which would can use as desktop wallpapers.

We’ll be bringing you a full report on the show in upcoming issues of Xtreme Holdens, Wild Aussie Choppers, Heavy Duty Hot Rods and Custom Utes magazines, so stay tuned for those! For now, enjoy the images.

CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to jump to the full web gallery.

MotorEx 2012     MotorEx 2012

MotorEx 2012     MotorEx 2012

Feature Bike: William Cauchi’s 127ci DNA Softail


18 Jul

Issue 16 of Wild Aussie Choppers (aka World’s Hottest Choppers) is on sale at your local newsagency now and features our photo shoot and feature story on William Cauchi’s excellent 127ci custom DNA Softail chopper. Powered by an Ultima stroker twin, the bike features a healthy smattering of custom bits as well as some select factory Harley pieces that help it honestly wear its number plates.

We shot the bike in William’s place of business, Hunter Kitchen King in Rutherford, NSW with Will riding the bike in the rain to get to our shoot. Good to see a custom chopper ridden in all conditions, no? As always, we’ve brought you six FREE desktop wallpaper images in 1680-resolution. CLICK HERE to check them out on our Flickr page. Strobist fans will also find our lighting information there, as well as the EXIF data.

William Cauchi's 127ci DNA Softail

William Cauchi's 127ci DNA Softail     William Cauchi's 127ci DNA Softail

Feature Cars: Al & Kerry Scott’s 1938/1950 Chevrolets


12 Jul

Not content to own one beautiful street rod, Al & Kerry Scott have at least two gorgeous pre-1950 Chevrolet rods parked on their premises, both lovingly built by Al himself, with another couple on the boil. Pictured here are Al’s two completed machines: a WRX blue 1938 model and a Hothouse green 1950 coupe, both powered by small-blocks. You can read all about both in the extensive feature story in issue 16 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods, which goes on sale this month.

Featuring nice details like shaved handles, slammed suspension (the ’50 uses bags) and neat interiors, they’re a classy pair that prove you don’t need a blue oval on your rod to be cool. As always, we’ve got a selection of FREE desktop wallpaper images for your enjoyment and photographers can check out the details of our lighting setups on our Flickr page, as well as EXIF data. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to jump.

Buy a print of these cars: CLICK HERE

Al & Kerry Scott's 1938 & 1950 Chevrolets

Al & Kerry Scott's 1938 & 1950 Chevrolets     Al & Kerry Scott's 1938 & 1950 Chevrolets

Feature Car: Darren Hawkins’ 1JZ LH Holden Torana


04 Jul

Along with Willem Fercher’s crazy LS7-powered LJ Torana FEATURED HERE, issue 46 of Xtreme Holdens also features our photo shoot and story on Darren Hawkins’ 1JZ-powered LH Holden Torana, pictured here.

Bought from the original owner in pretty much the condition you see here, Darren threw the Toyota inline six into the engine bay after a rebuild and it now makes 619rwhp on 25psi and E85 fuel. Looking sweet on its FR17 Simmons wheels, be sure to check out the full story in issue 46 of Xtreme Holdens when it goes on sale this month.

As always, we’ve got some FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to download and shutterbugs can check out our lighting information and EXIF data, too. Just CLICK HERE to visit our Flickr page and enjoy all the goodness!

Buy a print of this Torana: CLICK HERE

Darren Hawkins' LH Holden Torana

Darren Hawkins' LH Holden Torana     Darren Hawkins' LH Holden Torana

Feature Car: Willem Fercher’s LJ Holden Torana


02 Jul

Issue 46 of Xtreme Holdens is due on sale any day now and boasts our photo shoot and feature story on Willem Fercher‘s insane LJ Holden Torana inside and on the cover. Powered by an LS7 and featuring a tonne of flawless fabrication work, this machine is just as at home on the quarter mile as it is on the twisty stuff.

Willem’s LJ is a genuine 9sec street car, with a best ET of 9.96sec @ 133mph recorded so far. Making 447rwkW, this LJ is perhaps one of the most impressive Toranas we’ve ever seen. it’s certainly the best we’ve ever had the pleasure to photograph and we urge you to check out the extensive 9-page feature spread on the car in Xtreme Holdens when it goes on sale this month.

As always, we’ve got six FREE desktop wallpaper images of the car for you over on our Flickr page. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to view and download those. Photography fans will find our lighting information and EXIF data there, too.

Buy a print of this Torana: CLICK HERE

Willem Fercher's LJ Holden Torana

Willem Fercher's LJ Holden Torana     Willem Fercher's LJ Holden Torana