Posts Tagged ‘vp’

Cover Car: Tim Saliba’s Holden VP Commodore

31 Jul

After years of correspondence with Tim and some unfortunate setbacks that were none of his fault, I was finally able to get Tim’s VP Senator replica into a magazine! I must have started talking to Tim about it over seven years ago while still working with Street Commodores full time. Let’s just say it was worth the wait, as the photos should confirm. It’s a beat of a car, dripping with detail and Holden V8 goodness.


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Tim Saliba's Holden VP Commodore

Tim Saliba's Holden VP Commodore     Tim Saliba's Holden VP Commodore

Opinion Piece: Car Shopping (Street Commodores Editorial Column)

24 Nov

This is the 20th 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 187 of Street Commodores:

Car Shopping (Written June 1, 2011)

With Project RAT304 gone, the journey to find a new daily began in earnest.

No one could claim that I tried very hard to sell the nasty old VH wagon, known lovingly as the ‘Rat. Besides a mention on the Street Commodores forum ‘for sale’ section and a couple of for sale signs in the back windows, the only other promotion my desire to sell got was mentioning it to people in passing.

When I left the warm safety and regular paycheck of SC HQ last January I had to make a choice between Project XXX and the wagon. It was just going to be impossible to afford both projects and naturally, the VP won the argument hands down. This relegated the wagon to daily driver duties – a task it performed admirably for a few years.