Posts Tagged ‘custom utes’

Sneak Peek: Nathan Booth’s HR Holden Ute

09 Nov

Here’s a sneak peek at our photo shoot on Nathan Booth’s HR Holden Ute, shot for Xtreme Holdens and Custom Utes magazines. It’s powered by an RB25DET Nissan inline six.


Nathan Booth's HR Holden ute

Feature Car: Don Mills’ 1967 Holden HR Panel Van

04 Jun

Issue 45 of Custom Utes magazine is due out on the stands shortly and feature our photo shoot and story on Don Mills and his sweet 1967 Holden HR panel van, HRROOT. The yellow van has been entirely home built in Don’s two-car garage, including the paint and panel, engine work, machining… you name it. Be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine so you can read the entire story.

The van is powered by a 308ci Holden V8 from an HX Kingswood and is backed up by a narrowed Borg Warner diff’, with a T5 5-speed in between. The cabin is cool, too, with plenty of custom touches like that wicked tubular centre console and all that billet machining completed by Don.

As always, we’ve got a selection of images from the shoot for you to download FREE as desktop wallpapers and lighting and EXIF info is available on our Flickr page for any shooters out there interested. CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to check them out.

Don Mills' 1967 Holden HR Panel Van

Don Mills' 1967 Holden HR Panel Van     Don Mills' 1967 Holden HR Panel Van

Feature Car: Mick Molloy’s Holden HQ Tonner

24 May

Hey! We just realised we hit the 300 post mark with our last feature car update! Hooray for us.

Anyway, Custom Utes issue 45 is due to hit the stands soon and contains a tonne of Hosking Industries feature car photography, feature stories and coverage of the 2011 Taren Point Rat Day. One of the feature cars inside is Mick Molloy’s sweet 1973 Holden HQ ‘tonner’, pictured here.

Powered by a hard-revving 327ci small-block Chev’ V8, the bright orange ute has been a collaborative effort between Mick and some of his employees, with the end goal to drag race the Holden and destroy tyres at the annual Summernats festival in Canberra. You can read all about the caged machine in issue 45 of Custom Utes, on sale soon.

While this was an outdoor shoot in full sun-to-light cloud, we still made use of our Canon Speedlite flashes and strobist fans will find lighting information on our Flickr page, as well as the usual EXIF data. CLICK HERE to view and download six FREE desktop wallpaper images!

Mick Molloy's 1973 Holden HQ Tonner

Mick Molloy's 1973 Holden HQ Tonner     Mick Molloy's 1973 Holden HQ Tonner

Feature Car: Ditch Jones’ HR Holden Utility

12 Oct

The publication of our photo shoot and feature story on Ditch Jones’ incredible Holden HR utility marks our first front cover, which makes us a little happy in the pants to be brutally honest. This selection of six images from the full shoot is just a sample of what you can expect to see in issue 42 of Custom Utes magazine, on sale right now!

Included in the set is a driving shot, the first ever published of this Summernats Top 10 show car. For some odd reason the magazine didn’t run any of the driving shots we supplied despite the story talking about it. Oh well, can’t win ’em all. Ditch’s HR has spent the last 12 months in the ‘shop having numerous modifications undertaken to the suspension and driveline that now allow the HR to be used for light cruising and you can read all about Ditch’s 20-year history with the car in the magazine.

Be sure to grab yourself FREE desktop wallpaper versions of the images by CLICKING HERE or clicking on the thumbnails below.

Ditch Jones' HR Holden Ute

Ditch Jones' HR Holden Ute     Ditch Jones' HR Holden Ute

Feature Car: Janine Attard’s XR8 Falcon Ute ‘GIRLY8’

16 Jun

A selection of images from a shoot we did on Janine Attard’s Ford XR8 Falcon ute known as GIRLY8. Her supercharged ute features a host of neat custom touches including colour-matched engine components and interior parts, a unicorn theme on the seats and the hard tray cover as well as a cool stereo install in the tray.

The photo spread, as well as words written by Hosking Industries is featured in the upcoming Custom Utes magazine in Australia. Be sure to check it out.

Check specific images for strobist information and download FREE 1280res desktop wallpapers of the images by CLICKING HERE or the thumbnails below:

Janine Attard's GIRLY8 Falcon

Janine Attard's GIRLY8 Falcon Janine Attard's GIRLY8 Falcon

Want your car or bike in a magazine?

05 Dec

Have you ever wondered how people get their cars and bikes into magazines? Ever thought your car or bike would be good enough to have a whole feature devoted to it, but didn’t know who to talk to?

With a decade’s experience in the industry and direct links to almost all of the performance car and bike magazine titles in the country, we’re in a great position to help your dream become a reality. Hosking Industries currently provides editorial and photographic content to a long list of premier automotive magazine titles, including:

Street Commodores
Street Machine
Street Fords
Xtreme Holdens
Xtreme Fords
Custom Utes
Aussie Brutes
Extreme Performance
Custom Aussie Choppers
High-Performance Hotrods
Fast Fours
High-Performance Imports
Ute Action
Chrysler Ac tion
+ many more!

If you think your car or bike is worthy of a magazine feature, get in contact with us today with some general specifications on your modified car or bike, along with some clear photographs. We’ll take a look and can help make your dream a reality!

No matter what make or model you own, we’re connected to a magazine that regularly features the type of car you have. So don’t waste any more time and contact us today.

Wicked Weekend Freebies: High-res metal textures

13 Mar

OK, so I’ve got a spare 10 minutes on this dreary Saturday afternoon. So, I thought I’d hit you with another 5 totally free high-resolution textures.

This time there’s a theme and that theme is ‘metal’. All five images were snapped at the 124th Castle Hill Show in NSW, Australia. I was there covering a ute show today for Custom Utes magazine and thought I’d kill two birds with one stone.

As usual, the textures are free to be used for personal or commercial use. Just send us a link back if you use any, so we can see what you used them for!

Click on the thumbs for high-res versions: