Posts Tagged ‘heavy duty hot rods’

Feature Car: Leon Julien’s 1959 FC Holden Wagon


24 Jan

Issue 20 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods (aka Genuine Hot Rods) is due to hit the stands real soon and contains four Hosking Industries photo shoots and feature stories. One of those was Scott Briggs‘ immaculate 1932 Ford coupe we brought you last week and another is Leon Julien’s awesome retro FC Holden wagon pictured here.

This mild kustom 1959 wagon was built at home under a 6x3m marquee in the front yard and is powered by a supercharged 208ci Holden six-cylinder stroker motor. Leon is responsible for just about everything and he and his family drive the car to shows up and down the East Coast of NSW, Australia. Be sure to read all about the car and how it came together in issue 20 of the magazine.

As always, we’ve got a series of FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to enjoy and strobist fans will find our lighting information and EXIF data on each image’s caption, too. Simply CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to visit our Flickr page where all the goodies lay in wait for your visit.

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Leon Julien's 1959 FC Holden Wagon

 

Leon Julien's 1959 FC Holden Wagon     Leon Julien's 1959 FC Holden Wagon

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: Dave Hart’s 1953 Chevrolet Lead Sled Sedan


15 Oct

Along with Dave Hart’s awesome 1933 Ford tourer that we showed you last week, we also shot his 1953 Chev’ lead sled for the same issue of Heavy Duty Hot Rods magazine (aka Modified Street Hot Rods), which goes on sale any day now. Dave also built this machine himself in the shed at home, including the weekend roof chop and long, lapping flame job.

The Chevrolet is used as Dave’s wife’s daily, proving once and for all that car like this shouldn’t be kept in the shed. Backing it up is a 2009 350ci small-block and T350 and as you can see from the pics, this beast is visually loud. Clearly it’s the way Dave likes things to be.

As always, we’ve got a selection of desktop wallpaper-sized images for you to view and download for your own computer. For the photogs, you’ll find our EXIF data on each image as well. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to jump.

Dave Hart's 1953 Chevrolet Lead Sled Sedan

Dave Hart's 1953 Chevrolet Lead Sled Sedan     Dave Hart's 1953 Chevrolet Lead Sled Sedan

Feature Car: Dave Hart’s 1933 Ford Tourer


09 Oct

Issue 18 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods (aka Modified Street Hot Rods) magazine is due on stands any day now and includes our feature story and photo shoot on two of Dave Hart’s awesome home-built hot rods, one of which is pictured below: his flamed 1933 Ford Tourer. Dave has been building custom rods and bikes since he was young and his skills with all facets of car building are prevalent in this roofless wonder.

Powered by a 462ci big-block Chevrolet V8, every element of this car has been painted, polished or chromed; including the undercarriage. Currently for sale, you can read all about the car in issue 18 of the magazine. Be sure to check it out. For now, enjoy six FREE desktop wallpaper images of the car by CLICKING HERE or on the thumbnails below. You’ll also find our lighting information and EXIF data on our Flickr page.

Dave Hart's 1933 Ford Tourer

Dave Hart's 1933 Ford Tourer     Dave Hart's 1933 Ford Tourer

Feature Car: Andrew McClelland’s 1928 Ford Tourer


05 Oct

Issue 18 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods (aka Modified Street Hot Rods) is about to hit the stands and includes three photo shoots by Hosking Industries, including the one we did on Andrew McClelland’s awesome retro 1928 Ford Tourer, shown here. Resplendent in its undercoat grey paint and boasting plenty of understated pin striping, the flathead-powered open-cab rod gets plenty of attention.

Andrew and his Drag-Ens club mates built the rod in a short time frame for their annual Valla Rod Run, that the club puts together on the NSW north coast. Here, Andrew’s daughter scored the job of cruising the funky flattie along the cruise route all weekend, grabbing a trophy for her efforts.

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As always, we’ve got a selection of desktop wallpaper-sized images for you to view and download for your own computer. For the photogs, you’ll find our EXIF data on each image as well (no real strobist stuff this time around, except the engine shot). Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to jump.

Andrew McClelland's 1928 Ford Tourer

Andrew McClelland's 1928 Ford Tourer     Andrew McClelland's 1928 Ford Tourer

Feature Cars: Al & Kerry Scott’s 1938/1950 Chevrolets


12 Jul

Not content to own one beautiful street rod, Al & Kerry Scott have at least two gorgeous pre-1950 Chevrolet rods parked on their premises, both lovingly built by Al himself, with another couple on the boil. Pictured here are Al’s two completed machines: a WRX blue 1938 model and a Hothouse green 1950 coupe, both powered by small-blocks. You can read all about both in the extensive feature story in issue 16 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods, which goes on sale this month.

Featuring nice details like shaved handles, slammed suspension (the ’50 uses bags) and neat interiors, they’re a classy pair that prove you don’t need a blue oval on your rod to be cool. As always, we’ve got a selection of FREE desktop wallpaper images for your enjoyment and photographers can check out the details of our lighting setups on our Flickr page, as well as EXIF data. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to jump.

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Al & Kerry Scott's 1938 & 1950 Chevrolets

Al & Kerry Scott's 1938 & 1950 Chevrolets     Al & Kerry Scott's 1938 & 1950 Chevrolets

Feature Car: Ed Spiteri’s 1934 Ford Roadster


26 Jun

Issue 15 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods is on-sale now and contains our feature photo shoot on Ed Spiteri’s incredibly clean 1934 Ford roadster hot rod. Ed’s had this machine in his garage for almost 10 years and you’d be forgiven for thinking that something this clean is a fresh build, however the car – like everything in his expansive garage – is simply immaculate, regardless of age.

Powered by a blown 302ci Cleveland V8, the ’34 is no slouch. It also features an HR Holden front end and rear suspension setup, with a C10 gearbox and 9in diff’. Be sure to read the car’s full story in issue 15 of the magazine, at your newsagent now.

As always, we’ve got six FREE desktop wallpaper images of Ed’s ’34 available in 1680-resolution. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to view. You’ll also find lighting information and EXIF data if you’re a fellow shutterbug.

Ed Spiteri's 1934 Ford Roadster

Ed Spiteri's 1934 Ford Roadster     Ed Spiteri's 1934 Ford Roadster

Feature Car: Steven Cooke’s ‘Headhunter’ Kustom Ford Victoria


01 Jun

We just got our sweaty hands on copies of issue 15 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods magazine which goes on sale soon. Hosking Industries has two photo shoots inside this issue, including the one on this, Steven Cooke’s awesomely ratty 1954 Ford Victoria kustom.

Steve’s sled boasts a huge array of body mods and runs a 302ci Ford V8, riding on airbags for that snake-belly low stance. It’s plenty rough around the edges, but that’s how Steve likes it; making for trouble-free, worry-free cruising. He’s always got a nicer ’60s kustom in the garage if he’s wanting to worry about dents and scratches. Be sure to pick up a copy of issue 15 when it goes on sale.

As always, we’ve got a few FREE desktop wallpaper images of the car on our Flickr page for you to download. You’ll find EXIF data and lighting info on each image’s caption, too. CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to jump.

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Steven Cooke's 'Headhunter' Kustom Ford Victoria

Steven Cooke's 'Headhunter' Kustom Ford Victoria     Steven Cooke's 'Headhunter' Kustom Ford Victoria

Feature Car: Scott and Gary Bamford’s Ford Hot Rods


02 May

We’ve heard of father/son projects before and we’ve even seen some great ones, but this pair of Fords – namely a 1928 roadster and 1932 5-window coupe – take the cake. Owned by Scott and Gary Bamford, these sweet Fords are enough to make anyone salivate just a little. Father Gary started his black roadster way back in the 1980s, but Scott’s build was much shorter and you can read all about the story on these two in the latest issue (14) of Heavy Duty Hot Rods, on-sale now.

Gary’s roadster is powered by an N/A 302ci Windsor V8 and is a very classic affair. Scott’s ’32 coupe is powered by a stonking great blown small-block 327ci GMC small-block making an estimated 600hp; however that’s untested at this stage. Like his dad’s rod, the coupe is built around a totally classic formula and it works, as the pictures prove.

All the exterior shots were done with natural light only, however strobist fans will find lighting information for the detail shots and the portrait on our Flickr page, where you can also download FREE desktop wallpaper versions of the shots for your own enjoyment. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below.

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Scott and Gary Bamford's Ford Hot Rods

Scott and Gary Bamford's Ford Hot Rods     Scott and Gary Bamford's Ford Hot Rods

Feature Car: Scott Thomas’ 1932 Ford Tudor Hot Rod


26 Apr

Issue 14 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods is just about to hit the stands and contains two photos shoots from Hosking Industries, including this one on Scott Thomas’ wicked 1932 Ford Tudor, pictured below. Scott bought the car sight unseen from the USA a couple of years ago, but luckily for him, the car arrived as described!

The ’32 Ford is powered by a classic 350ci/T350 combo and is dripping with 1990’s stylistic appointments like the scalloped two-tone paint and grey tweed trim. Despite its age, it’s in immaculate condition and you can read all about Scott and the Tudor in issue 14 of the magazine, on sale soon.

For strobist fans, you’ll find all our lighting information on our Flickr page, as well as EXIF data. CLICK HERE to view and download six FREE desktop wallpaper images of the car or click on the thumbnails below.

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Scott Thomas' 1932 Ford Tudor

Scott Thomas' 1932 Ford Tudor     Scott Thomas' 1932 Ford Tudor