Posts Tagged ‘News’

Grand Champion: The Chop Shop FB Wins at Summernats

06 Jan

The Chop Shop FB Holden

A huge congratulations to the guys at The Chop Shop in Gosford, NSW for taking out top honours at this year’s Summernats with the incredible FB Holden they helped build for owner Henry Parry. Being crowned Grand Champion at Summernats is a massive deal and requires high point scoring in multiple disciplines over the week-long event, including the driving events – proving this is no mere show car.

You can see more of the FB by CLICKING HERE or on the image above.

Opinion Piece: Good Times Ahead (Street Commodores Editorial Column)

02 Sep

This is the 14th in a regular series of editorial pieces we’ll be posting here on the blog, originally written by Hosking Industries’ Ben Hosking for Street Commodores magazine and other magazines he’s completed opinion pieces for. This column appeared in issue 180 of Street Commodores:

Good Times Ahead (Written December 8, 2010)

I’ve been out and about of late and I’m hearing nothing but good things.

I’ve talked a bit about my foray into feature car photography recently. The process has taken me out of the office a lot more than I’ve been used to in recent years. I’ve been able to travel all over Sydney and the Hunter region to attend car shows as well as shoot subsequent feature shoots. I also got to spend a few days travelling north to the Central Coast and Newcastle to shoot a few cars recently and throughout, a similar theme seemed to keep popping into conversation.

Surprisingly and happily, the word from both car owners and business owners seems to be that things are on the up and up. Everyone will remember the contraction we saw in most areas of the scene during the GFC in 2008. While some lucky businesses were able to report that they were suffering no ill effects of the crisis, many more were. If the businesses were doing it tough, it makes sense that the people who normally paid them the money for their parts or services – you and I – were doing it hard, too.

Design: New Hosking Industries Business Cards

08 Aug

Not news exactly, but we thought we’d share our new business card designs with you. Since we haven’t updated the design in almost two years, it seemed high time to give things a freshen up. We’ve got two different designs this time: one that’s motoring specific and another that’s more general in focus.

Contact Hosking Industries today for an obligation-free quote on your next design project. Nothing is too big, or too small!

Hosking Industries Graphic Design

Hosking Industries Graphic Design

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Opinion Piece: No Regrets, Ever (Street Commodores Editorial Columns)

17 Jun

This is the fourth in a regular series of editorial pieces we’ll be posting here on the blog, originally written by Hosking Industries’ Ben Hosking for Street Commodores magazine and other magazines he’s completed opinion pieces for. This column appeared in issue 170 of Street Commodores:

No Regrets, Ever. (Written 16.03.2010)

Life’s a journey that doesn’t end until you die. So don’t waste time regretting the past.

When you’re young, it’s easy to get caught up stressing about the myriad mistakes that you make along the way to becoming an adult. You waste time worrying about stupid things like wearing the right clothes or having the right hair and generally fitting in to the right crowd. It’s all wasted energy that you could be expending on your journey forward.

There are a number of choice quotes that I could insert here, but my favourites are ‘you don’t stop learning until you stop breathing’, ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’ and ‘regret nothing’.

Just let those three sink in for a little bit…


Model Shoot: Jessica Pridham for The Chop Shop

21 May

The guys at The Chop Shop in Gosford on NSW’s Central Coast called on us to shoot some promotional images for their 2013 MotorEx campaign. You may recall we photographed their promo stuff for the 2012 event (SEE IT HERE). Naturally, we jumped at the chance to work with the Chop Shop guys again, if for no other reason than to see all their awesome automotive projects up close.

Melbourne’s Jessica Pridham flew up for the shoot this time around. It was also great to try some different lighting options and setups using the same location. Interested photographers can read about our lighting setups and EXIF data on the images at our Flickr page. Everyone can enjoy wallpaper-sized versions there, too. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to download ’em.

Jessica Pridham for The Chop Shop

Jessica Pridham for The Chop Shop           Jessica Pridham for The Chop Shop

Heavy Metal Prints: Buy Exclusive Live Music Prints via RedBubble!

16 May

Buy Live Music Prints

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Did you know that Hosking Industries offers many of its live music images for sale as framed prints, canvases, posters and more via the website Our ever-increasing number of live performance images can be ordered in numerous formats, from postcards to large canvases and Redbubble will safely ship your order right to your door!

There is already more than 70 exclusive images online waiting to be ordered and hung on your wall, with more uploaded regularly. Current artists include Megadeth, Slayer, Bullet for My Valentine, Exodus, Architects, Angels and Airwaves, Suicide Silence, Sick of it All, Lostprophets, Helmet, Soilwork and many more.

CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails to check out what’s currently available, and enjoy!

InFocus Australasia: Issue 2 Out Now!

14 May

InFocus Australasia Magazine

Issue 2 of Australia’s newest photography magazine – InFocus Australasia – has just hit Apple’s Newsstand. A native iPad publication, InFocus is totally FREE. GET IT HERE!

This month’s issue includes two new features, including a News and Events section and a Cover Story. This month’s cover story is all about the convergence of stills and video for the professional photographer.

Also inside issue 2 is an interview with the AIPP‘s CEO Peter Meyers and an interview with Nadine Saacks, who won the Album of the Year awards in 2012 with her wonderful series of images from a trip to Cuba. There’s also plenty to learn in issue 2 with tutorials on shooting with refraction, learning the basics of exposure and a continuation on our look at the anatomy of a DSLR camera from issue 1. We also take a long look at Canon’s new game-changing 1DC, as well as other digital cameras that can take 4K video footage.

*Ben Hosking is the editor of InFocus Australasia; a native iPad magazine about photography.

Logo Design: Flow Fittings Direct Logo by Hosking Industries

22 Apr

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Here are a few samples of the new logo we created for local automotive parts supply Flow Fittings Direct using Illustrator and Photoshop. Numerous versions were designed to suit multiple output situations, from highly detailed styles with added textures and rendering for use on the web or high-resolution printing, right down to simplified versions like the red logo above, which can be used for screen printing, vinyl-cut stickers etc.

Please contact us today for an obligation-free quote on your next design job.

Feature Story: Steve Nogas’ Camaro ‘KILLAB’ in CamaroNow USA

13 Apr

Visit CamaroNow Magazine

Hosking Industries‘ feature story on Steve Nogas’ late-model Camaro, ‘KILLAB‘, is in the latest issue of CamaroNow magazine in the USA. Be sure to pick yourself up a copy to check out the world’s craziest late-model Camaro.

Boasting a gargantuan 16/71 supercharged 632ci Merlin big-block Chev’ V8, this ex-rental V6 Camaro has been built to destroy tyres and does it with consummate ease. It’s currently doing the rounds on the Australian car show circuit and you can read all about it in CamaroNow. Photos by Newcastle’s Easton Chang.

Big News: Ben Hosking Editor of InFocus Magazine

05 Apr

InFocus Australasia Magazine

Long known for his work within the performance motoring and music press, including stints as editor of Street Commodores, Xtreme Holdens and Aussie Brutes magazines, Ben Hosking has taken on the role of editor of a new photography magazine called InFocus Australasia. Published by Custom Made Media as an iPad-only title, the magazine will come out monthly through the Apple Newsstand completely free of charge!


In his first editorial column for the magazine, Hosking says InFocus is a, “photography magazine experience like never before, with dynamic and interactive exclusive content you always wished had been possible with traditional printed magazines”. “Created and written by photographers, for photographers, InFocus brings you tonnes of tips and techniques to improve your knowledge and skills as well as interviews with the country’s top shooters, in-depth information on the latest products and technology, as well as regular reader competitions.”

Make sure you head over to the itunes store and subscribe, so you never miss an issue!