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Feature Car: Jovan Batar’s 1984 XE Ford Falcon


11 Feb

There’s now doubting that 1980s Ford Falcons are booming in popularity right now. I must have photographed four or five in the last couple of years that have all been stand-out quality and Jovan Batar’s 1984 XE Ford Falcon is no exception.
Boasting a 369ci Dart-based stroker, flawless Galaxy Grey metallic paint and a period-looking interior treatment, it’s all top notch stuff for Jovan Batar’s Ford Falcon. But it’s the attention to detail that really makes it shine.
The crazy thing is, that Jovan wasn’t even intending to build the Falcon to anywhere near the level that he has, because he’s already building an elite-level 1965 XP Falcon coupe!
The car was featured in the January issue of Street Machine.

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Jovan Batar's 1984 XE Ford Falcon
Jovan Batar's 1984 XE Ford Falcon
Jovan Batar's 1984 XE Ford Falcon

Feature Car: Paul Knowles’ Holden VK Commodore


19 Dec

I photographed Paul Knowles’ Holden VK Commodore years ago for Street Commodores when it was blue-over-silver and powered by a hot Holden V8. Several years later and the car has been fully rebuilt thanks to a horror smash.

Now resplendent in full white paint with contrasting black Simmons FR rims, the car looks totally on-trend. The old cream interior has been replaced with an all-black leather and suede affair to match the Simmons and the Warspeed 403ci L98-based stroker. Where most opt for a blower or turbos these days, Paul Knowles’ Holden VK Commodore is all motor, but looks the business with that tunnel ram poking through the bonnet, topped by a pair of 750cfm Holley carbs.

Out back, a braced, sheet-metal 9in houses 35-spline axles and 4.11:1 gears which should cope with any punishment Paul dishes out onto those poor FR20s and Pirelli P-Zero tyres. The car was featured in the November 2019 issue of Street Machine.

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Paul Knowles' Holden VK Commodore
Paul Knowles' Holden VK Commodore
Paul Knowles' Holden VK Commodore

Feature Car: Stephen Barrie’s Holden LX Torana


05 Feb

I recently photographed Stephen Barrie’s incredibly smooth LX Holden Torana hatch for the January issue of Street Machine. It was the second time I’ve been lucky enough to get this car in front of my lens. Every time I see it, the mirror-finish black paint (the car was a rare factory black option to start with), it just blows my mind.

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Stephen Barrie's Holden LX Torana

Stephen Barrie's Holden LX Torana

Stephen Barrie's Holden LX Torana

Feature Car: Steve Santos’ XY Ford Falcon ‘BOSSXY’


02 Feb

I was asked to shoot Steve Santos’ awesome, modern take on the classic XY Ford Falcon for Street Machine magazine and it appeared in the January 2017 issue, which was on sale last month. The car boasts plenty of retrotech features, with the most obvious being the supercharged, quad-cam, injected Boss engine from the late model Falcons. Then there is, of course, those monstrous 22in Simmons FR rims!

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Steve Santos' XY Ford Falcon

Steve Santos' XY Ford Falcon

Steve Santos' XY Ford Falcon

Feature Car: Tristan Wright’s XD Ford Falcon


21 Dec

It isn’t often that you see nicely modified XD and XE Ford Falcons. They seems to be the forgotten children in the Ford family, which is a shame when you consider how tough the boxy shape looks with the right stance. Tristan Wright’s XD was photographed for the October issue of Street Machine and boasts a 434ci Dart-based stroker and a ton of class.

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Tristan Wright's XD Ford Falcon

Tristan Wright's XD Ford Falcon

Tristan Wright's XD Ford Falcon

Feature Car: Aaron Fitzpatrick’s Datsun 1600 (Shoot 2)


01 Nov

Not only did I get lucky enough to photograph Aaron Fitzpatrick’s Datsun 1600 once, but I was asked to shoot it twice for two different magazines on the same trip down to Canberra earlier this year! I’ve already posted some images from my photo shoot for Street Machine magazine HERE. Now you can see some of the images from my shoot for Perth’s Forged magazine. It’s been on sale for a while now, but you can still find it on newsstands nationwide.

This beast runs a dry-sumped, 800hp FJ20 combo, with tubs and a cage – it’s a full-house race version of his Summernats-winning 1600, with a personality all its own.

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Aaron Fitzpatrick's Datsun 1600

Aaron Fitzpatrick's Datsun 1600     Aaron Fitzpatrick's Datsun 1600

Feature Car: Paul Knowles’ Holden VK Commodore


29 Sep

I shot Paul Knowles’ gorgeous deep-dish VK Commodore down in Canberra back in 2016 for Street Commodores and it appeared in issue 266, which was on sale a couple of months ago. It’s a classic combo, with a stroker Holden V8, Simmons wheels and colour-over-silver Calais-style paintwork. You can’t go wrong with that!

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Paul Knowles' Holden VK Commodore

Paul Knowles' Holden VK Commodore     Paul Knowles' Holden VK Commodore

Feature Car: Aaron Fitzpatrick’s Datsun 510


27 Aug

My photo shoot on Aaron Fitzpatrick’s insane 800hp FJ20-powered Datsun 510 was featured in the last issue of Street Machine magazine which was on sale last month. What a machine!

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Aaron Fitzpatrick's Datsun 510

Aaron Fitzpatrick's Datsun 510     Aaron Fitzpatrick's Datsun 510

Feature Car: Adam and Kylie Perry’s ‘Tailspin’ Phantom Holden


13 Feb

I was lucky enough to land the gig of shooting one of the country’s most unique and well executed custom cars in recent times for Street Machine magazine. The feature spread came out in their last issue. Based on a 1990s concept sketch, the car is a 1960s FB Holden, effectively turned arse about, converted to a coupe and boasting an R33 Skyline roof. I think the photos speak for themselves. it’s an incredible car.

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Adam and Kylie Perry's Holden Phantom 'Tailspin'

Adam and Kylie Perry's Holden Phantom 'Tailspin'     Adam and Kylie Perry's Holden Phantom 'Tailspin'

Cover Car: Dimitri’s 800rwhp Holden VL Calais


10 Jan

I made a number of trips down to the nation’s capital in 2016 and on one of those trips I was lucky enough to get Dimetri’s turbocharged LS-powered VL Calais in front of my lens. The car graces the front cover of this month’s issue of Street Commodores and should blow a few minds. Making some 800rwhp, the car goes just as good as it looks and he’s not afraid to let loose in it.

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Dimetri's 800rwhp Holden VL Calais

Dimetri's 800rwhp Holden VL Calais     Dimetri's 800rwhp Holden VL Calais

Street Commodore - Issue 260