Posts Tagged ‘may 2012’

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 Bike: Evolution’s 1940 WL Harley Davidson


11 May

We’re proud to bring you a selection of six images from one of our favourite photo shoots of 2012 so far: Evolution‘s 1940 WL Harley Davidson, as featured in the upcoming issue 15 of Australia’s Best Choppers (formerly Wild Aussie Choppers). It was actually our first shoot of 2012 and despite feeling we may have been a little rusty after more than a month on hiatus, we were pleased with the results and glad of proprietor Paul McKinnon’s patience in letting us experiment a little.

Paul’s 1940 WL Harley Davidson-powered retro bobber has been receiving a lot of media attention since he finished it last year, thanks surely to some of the custom touches lavished on it, like the Evolution-designed billet front end and Subaru supercharger that’s pumping about 6psi into the old Vtwin. You’ll be able to rear all about the bike in issue 15, in sale soon.

The entire shoot was completed using our regular arsenal of Speedlite flashes and strobist fans can find all the lighting info on our Flickr page, as well as EXIF data. Plus, as always, we’ve uploaded each of the six images as FREE desktop wallpaper images, ready to fill your 1680-resolution monitors. Enjoy! Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below.

Buy a print of this bike: CLICK HERE

Evolution's 1940 WL Harley Davidson

Evolution's 1940 WL Harley Davidson     Evolution's 1940 WL Harley Davidson

Road Trip! We’re Heading North and You’re Invited


03 May

Hosking Industries is heading north in a couple of weeks to shoot cars and bikes for a number of national publications and that means we’re on the hunt for some of Australia’s best modified rods and choppers. We’ll be visiting NSW’s Central Coast, Newcastle and Taree. So if you think your machine has what it takes, drop us a line and let us see what you’ve got! CLICK HERE to contact us!

We have six shoots to book so far, but we can always fit more in. With over 20 different national and international magazines to supply, we’re looking for almost anything with wheels and yours could be immortalised in print. Just check out a few of the gorgeous machines we’ve been able to put into magazines previously…

Steven Page's Turbo Mitsubishi Mirage

Tony and Joseph Scro's 1928 Model-A Ford

Alf's Custom Harley Davidson Chopper

Danny's Custom Harley Trike