Posts Tagged ‘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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Run Out Sale: All Remaining Eyetride Shirt Stock On Sale NOW


23 Nov

Most of you probably have no clue as to who or what an ‘Eyetride’ is. For the uninitiated, Eyetride (pronounced eye-tried) was a clothing company created by Hosking Industries founder Ben Hosking and family member Jane Hosking in the early 2000s. The business designed and sold funny shirts back when that business model was still something relatively new. Fast forward to today and only several dozen shirts remain; the business since closed down due to other business interests.

So basically, we’ve got four boxes of shirts stacked in the garage and they need to go! All remaining stock is now on eBay for below cost. CLICK HERE to check out the designs and grab one for yourself today!

We’re talking $12 a shirt here. All printed on quality Gildan 100% cotton tees, with all prints boasting rubberised inks that offer greater stretch and longevity without cracking. See these designs and more HERE.

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Feature Car: Ross’ HQ Holden One Tonner


13 Nov

We photographed Ross’ tough, nitrous-injected HQ Holden one-tonner utility on the Northern Beaches of Sydney back in 2011. It’s powered by a Holden V8 with a big direct-port nitrous setup that you just know gives this ute a big kick in the pants. It’s full of all the tough gear;  right down to the utilitarian Kirkey race seat that must be hell to endure when cruising on the street.

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

Ross' HQ Holden One Tonner

Ross' HQ Holden One Tonner     Ross' HQ Holden One Tonner

Feature Car: Craig Lockhart’s 1964 EH Holden “Crewman”


09 Nov

Now for something a little different! Craig Lockhart owns what is probably the ONLY vehicle of its kind in the world in the form of this 1964 EH Holden ute. It boasts a stretched and massaged phantom body style, resembling the much more modern Crewman that Holden released with the advent of the VY model some years ago. You can read all about it and see some build shots in issue 50 of Brute Utes magazine, which is due to go on sale any day now.

It’s powered by a VT 304ci injected 5L V8 engine and features custom interior trim as well as immense detail no matter where you look; including under the car where everything has been painted and smoothed to a high sheen. Even the stainless exhaust system has been polished. Be sure to check it out when the magazine goes on sale.

As always, you’ll find our photos on Flickr complete with EXIF data and lighting information, however only the detail shots used any artificial lighting. The exterior shots were all shot using nothing but Mother Nature’s wonderful lighting from above. Sorry to all the strobist fans out there. CLICK HERE to view the entire gallery or on the thumbnails below:

Craig Lockhart's 1964 EH Holden

Craig Lockhart's 1964 EH Holden     Craig Lockhart's 1964 EH Holden

CD Review: Paradise Found – Foundations


06 Nov

Originally published at lifemusicmedia.com:

Paradise Found - FoundationsHailing from Newcastle, Paradise Found offer the listener a mix of hardcore-influenced vocals with down-tuned riffing that combines equal parts hardcore and circle pit-inducing breakdowns. According to the band’s bio, Paradise Found has been credited with having one of ‘the highest energy live shows in Newcastle to date’, which is a big call; however, as far as the local Newcastle scene goes in recent years, that could be a perfectly believable statement.

‘Foundations’ is the band’s new debut EP and it’s full to the brim with concise, infectious slabs of brutality that remain totally hummable thanks to their strong guitar melodies. From the opening strains of ‘Northern Lights’ to the closing gang vocal of ‘End of the Story’, this EP will have you either shouting the words or humming to the guitars – no question.

With plans for a full-length album in 2013, you can expect big things from this Newcastle quintet. Their unique mix of influences will no doubt continue to see plenty of bruised and bloodied bodies in mosh pits up and down the east coast in the coming years. Keep an eye out.

Feature Car: Col’s HR Holden Ute


02 Nov

We had the pleasure of shooting Col’s incredible HR Holden utility early in 2011. It hasn’t seen the light of day in print yet, but we wanted to show you just how nice this old ute is. You can regularly see Col and the HR on show at car shows all over the greater Sydney area, including All Holden Day each year.

Powered by a nicely dressed small-block Chevrolet V8, the ute features a sweet red leather trim, large diameter billet rims and die-straight bodywork. Just to make things even better, Col says he’s now turning this same level of attention to another old Holden. Can’t wait to see that!

As always, you’ll find our photos on Flickr complete with EXIF data and lighting information, however only the detail shots used any artificial lighting. The exterior shots were all shot using nothing but Mother Nature’s wonderful lighting from above in the early morning. Sorry to all the strobist fans out there.

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CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to view and download the wallpapers.

Col's HR Holden Ute

Col's HR Holden Ute     Col's HR Holden Ute

Live: Mnemic @ Whiplash Festival IV, Sandringham Hotel, Sydney – October 20, 2012


29 Oct

Lifemusicmedia.com recently published our photos and review from the Whiplash Festival IV, held at the Sandringham Hotel in Sydney on October 20, 2012. We now bring you the images and words here for your viewing and reading pleasure. Headlined by Denmark’s Mnemic, it was largely an excellent showcase of Australian metal. Read the unedited review below and CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails for the full image gallery:

Mnemic @ Sandringham Hotel, Octob 20, 2012     Mnemic @ Sandringham Hotel, Octob 20, 2012

Mnemic @ Sandringham Hotel, Octob 20, 2012     Mnemic @ Sandringham Hotel, Octob 20, 2012

So let’s set the scene of the Sydney leg of the Whiplash Festival: It’s been a 35-degree day of hot winds and sweaty butt cracks, but there’s been nowhere quite as hot as the insides of the iconic Sandringham Hotel in Newtown. Sadly, the heat is not all related to the scorching Aussie metal found within. This old venue is a steaming hot, sweaty, stinking series of boxes with stages and you feel the oppression from the moment you walk through the front doors. If the venue has air-con, you wouldn’t know it.

The building is a scene of barely controlled chaos with music equipment stacked into almost every corner with no sign of security for any of it, besides the two security guards at the doors of the venue. As a result, we were unsurprised to hear that one band’s cymbals had gone walk-about before their set.

Don’t get this reviewer wrong. A pretty picture it isn’t, but there is the overwhelming positive aspect to the Whiplash Festival that remains: it’s an incredible showcase of Australian metal with bands traveling from every corner of this country to perform. That’s something that can’t be undervalued.
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