Archive for June, 2013

Feature Story: Peter Kotsopoulos’ Holden HQ Monaro


28 Jun

Be sure to pick up a copy of the latest issue of Gasoline magazine to see our photo shoot and read our feature story on Peter Katsopoulos’s incredible HQ Monaro. It’s on sale now!

As you could expect, we’ll be bringing you some free wallpapers shortly.

Peter Katsopoulos' Holden HQ Monaro

Opinion Piece: Getting in the front Door (Street Commodores Magazine Editorials)


27 Jun

This is the fifth in a regular series of editorial pieces we’ll be posting here on the blog, originally written by Hosking Industries’ Ben Hosking for Street Commodores magazine and other magazines he’s completed opinion pieces for. This column appeared in issue 171 of Street Commodores:

Getting in the Front Door (April 14, 2010)

One of the most common questions I get asked is about how I came to work in this line of business.

On this, the 100th issue of Street Commodores to include my name in some way, I thought I’d touch upon a subject that has often popped up in conversation during my time with the magazine: getting into automotive journalism.

It doesn’t seem to matter how many industry colleagues I talk to. I get a different answer each and every time I pose the question myself. I don’t think I’ve met someone working on performance magazines that have found themselves in the business via the same journey.

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Feature Car: Luke Eberhart’s Mazda RX3 Coupe


26 Jun

Issue 236 of Hot4s magazine is now on sale and features our photo shoot on Luke Eberhart’s Mazda RX3 Coupe, pictured here. A motor trimmer by trade, Luke built the car himself and it features a turbocharged 12A rotary engine that Luke expects will propel him into the 10-second zone on a set of semi-slicks.

CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to view and download seven FREE desktop wallpaper images of Luke Eberhart’s Mazda RX3 Coupe! Photo fans will find our EXIF data on each image as well as our lighting information on the detail shots (sorry strobist fans, the exteriors were shot with natural light this time).

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Luke's Mazda RX3 Coupe

Luke's Mazda RX3 Coupe     Luke's Mazda RX3 Coupe

Cover Shot: We Shoot the Cover of Heavy Duty Magazine #129


25 Jun

We were pleased to see one of our images from our full photo shoot on George’s insane custom Harley Davidson chopper made it onto the cover of the latest Heavy Duty magazine. issue 129 is on sale now and includes our photo shoot and feature story on the blown and supremely detailed machine, as well as our coverage of the 2013 Bankstown Bike Show. Expect a few more pics of this bike to this the website later this week.

See more of issue 129 HERE.


heavyduty129

Testing, testing: Camera Rig Test on Holden VZ Calais


18 Jun

We thought we’d do one more test shoot with our new Rig Pro car camera rig before offering it for commercial and paid private shoots. Not much to say here, other than giving a happy shout out to car owner Lawrence for donating his time and his sweet LSX-powered VZ Calais for the afternoon. Cheers!

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VZ Calais Rig Shot

VZ Calais Rig Shot     VZ Calais Rig Shot

Opinion Piece: No Regrets, Ever (Street Commodores Editorial Columns)


17 Jun

This is the fourth in a regular series of editorial pieces we’ll be posting here on the blog, originally written by Hosking Industries’ Ben Hosking for Street Commodores magazine and other magazines he’s completed opinion pieces for. This column appeared in issue 170 of Street Commodores:

No Regrets, Ever. (Written 16.03.2010)

Life’s a journey that doesn’t end until you die. So don’t waste time regretting the past.

When you’re young, it’s easy to get caught up stressing about the myriad mistakes that you make along the way to becoming an adult. You waste time worrying about stupid things like wearing the right clothes or having the right hair and generally fitting in to the right crowd. It’s all wasted energy that you could be expending on your journey forward.

There are a number of choice quotes that I could insert here, but my favourites are ‘you don’t stop learning until you stop breathing’, ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’ and ‘regret nothing’.

Just let those three sink in for a little bit…

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Feature Car: John Trunzo’s FJ Holden Coupe


14 Jun

We recently had the pleasure of photographing this iconic Australian kustom for Cruzin magazine. Rebuilt over four years by John Trunzo, the FJ Holden was originally built by Lance Simmers in the 1960 and won scores of trophies both in car shows and on the drag strip. Today, the car is far beyond what Simmers had done with the car, with flawless burnt orange candy paint covering top and bottom, however the essence of the original car remains.

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As always, we bring you six FREE desktop wallpaper version of the images over on our Flickr page. CLICK HERE or on the thumbs below to go get ’em! Lighting fans can also see our lighting information and EXIF data, although the main exterior shots were all natural light in this instance.

John Trunzo FJ Holden Coupe

John Trunzo FJ Holden Coupe     John Trunzo's FJ Holden Coupe

Opinion Piece: New Beginnings (Street Commodores Editorial Columns)


13 Jun

This is the first in a regular series of editorial pieces we’ll be posting here on the blog, originally written by Hosking Industries’ Ben Hosking for Street Commodores magazine and other magazines he’s completed opinion pieces for. This column appeared in issue 169 of Street Commodores:

New Beginnings

As Street Commodores enters a new era with a new Editor, I’m in the enviable position of watching it all unfold, up close and personal.

The internal machinations of a magazine are something that seems to remain a perennial mystery to most folks on the outside, no matter how much we’ve chosen to divulge over the years. Street Commodores has always been one of the most accessible in terms of how much contact the editorial staff have with its readers and fans. Yet still, there’s only so much you want to give away and plenty that no one would probably ever care to know. Certainly, knowing too much can work to ruin the fantasy or aura that can surround the things you love.

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Feature Car: John Trunzo’s FJ Holden Coupe


12 Jun

Our photo shoot and feature story on John Trunzo’s FJ coupe is in the latest issue of Cruzin magazine. On the shelves now, grab a copy and read all about this fascinating vehicle from the ’60s heyday of Australian rodding. We’ll bring you more images of the car here very soon!

John Trunzo's FJ Holden Coupe

Sneak Peek: Fane Harman’s Turbo V6 Nissan Convertible


12 Jun

Just a sneaky peek at a shoot we did recently for a local performance car magazine. The Nissan convertible belongs to northern beaches guy Fane Harman who runs a busy tow service called The Freestyler – hence the stickers down the side. He towed our very own Project XXX back from Victoria safely and for a great price. Stay tuned for more once it’s printed!

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Fane Harman's V6 Turbo Nissan