Archive for December, 2012

Feature Car: Stuart Dunbar’s 1929 Model-A Ford


13 Dec

Issue 19 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods (aka Rat Rods & Hot Rods) features our photo shoot and feature story on Stuart Dunbar’s incredible and unique 1929 Model-A Ford Tourer. Powered by a 1949 250ci Buick straight-8 engine, it’s not your usual Model-A and the deeper you dig, the more bespoke it becomes. The best bit is that Stuart, with the help of great car guys like Dave Hart, built it almost entirely at home.

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As always, we’ve got six FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to download and as usual, you’ll find our photos on Flickr complete with EXIF data and lighting information for the strobist fans. CLICK HERE to view the entire gallery or on the thumbnails below:

Stuart Dunbar's 1929 Model-A Ford

Stuart Dunbar's 1929 Model-A Ford     Stuart Dunbar's 1929 Model-A Ford

Feature Car: Jason Davidson’s 1935 Ford Pickup


07 Dec

Jason Davidson's 1935 Ford Pickup

We scored the cover spot on issue 19 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods (aka Rat Rods &  Hot Rods)! It goes on sale any day now and boasts Jason Davidson’s incredible 1935 Ford rat rod pickup, pictured here.

Powered by a high-revving, 6/71-blown 327ci small-block, Jason takes this machine to car shows up and down the east coast of Australia, including the annual Summernats, where he enters it in the world-renowned burnout competition. He says the engine was originally in his Chevrolet Impala in which he also pulled some huge skids. Amazingly, the engine has never been torn down for a freshen up, despite all the punishment. Read all about it in issue 19 of the magazine.

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As always, we’ve got six FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to download and as usual, you’ll find our photos on Flickr complete with EXIF data and lighting information for the strobist fans. CLICK HERE to view the entire gallery or on the thumbnails below:

Jason Davidson's 1935 Ford Pickup

Jason Davidson's 1935 Ford Pickup     Jason Davidson's 1935 Ford Pickup

Feature Bike: Mark’s Custom 127ci Kraftech Chopper


05 Dec

Issue 19 of Wild Aussie Choppers (aka Crazy Choppers) is on sale NOW and features our photo shoot and feature story on Mark’s awesome 127ci rigid-frame Kraftech chopper, pictured here. Built in his workshop at home, this is his first bike build and from the discussions we had with him, it won’t be his last. That’s a good thing when you take the time to drool over the liquid black paint and gleaming chrome on this big-cube beast.

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As always, we’ve got six FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to download and as usual, you’ll find our photos on Flickr complete with EXIF data and lighting information for the strobist fans. CLICK HERE to view the entire gallery or on the thumbnails below:

Mark's 127ci Kraftech Chopper

Mark's 127ci Kraftech Chopper     Mark's 127ci Kraftech Chopper

Live Review: Nickelback @ Allphones Arena, Sydney (24.11.12)


04 Dec

Our review of Nickelback‘s Sydney concert was originally published at theaureview.com.au.

Nickelback Sydney 2012

Despite the constant barrage of name-calling and derision that this Canadian monster rock band seems to receive from all corners of the globe, this reviewer has always felt that Chad Kroeger and co’s ability to write larger-than-life, catchy hooks can simply not be denied. Additionally, for all the slings and arrows fired in their direction accusing them of being sell-outs, plastic, fake and everything else, you surely have to admit that their catalogue contains some truly fist-pumping moments.

Apparently some 20,000 people agreed with us on November 24 when Nickelback filled the Allphones Arena for the first of two nights. The band’s broad appeal was certainly obvious when you looked at the seemingly disparate throng making their way into the over-sized shed at Sydney’s Olympic Park through several layers of security, bag checks and ushers.
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