Tag: 2023

Feature Car: Mick Matthews' Ford XF Falcon

393ci Clevo, Dumped in the Weeds

Built as a tribute to his granddad, Mick Matthews’ Ford XF Falcon is now one of the finest XF Falcons you’ll see in Australia.

From the clinically-clean engine bay with its 393ci Clevo-based power plant to the in-the-weeds stance that’s been achieved through coil-overs and some judicious fab’ work – this is one super clean and inspiring build. …then you step inside.

Stitched Up Custom Trim handled the incredible redesign of the interior, retaining the original vibe of the late-’80s cabin while bringing it thoroughly into the 21st century.

The shoot was featured in the March 2023 issue of Street Machine. 

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2023 Automotive Calendars

2023 Paperpocket.com.au Calendars

No matter what your taste, paperpocket.com.au have something to suit. 2023 features their biggest range of automotive calendars yet, with over 100 Hosking Industries photographs on offer across 11 different titles! 

Head to their website or visit your local newsagent now to grab yours! VISIT SITE

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Feature Car: Ian Wood's Holden EH Van

Gen IV-Powered EH Panel Van

Street Machines are often an extension of an owner’s personality and they come in all shapes, sizes and colours (well, maybe except the trendy builds like VK Blue Meanies and the seemingly ageless Falcon GT clones). 

Ian Wood’s 1964 EH van is a great example of a personality shining brightly. Sure, it’s got a modern powertrain… but look at the aesthetic treatment. Gorgeous HOK Emperor orange metallic paint mixed with a cream leather trim may not seem so out of the ordinary. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find the Mexican-style airbrushing, sugar skull buttoned seats and western-style embossing/carving in the leather.

Either way, the shoot was pretty extensive, given the addition of the chandeliers (installed just for the shoot on aluminium trussing from Ian’s company) and orange lighting out back. But I think you’ll agree that the finished images were worth the effort.

This shoot appeared in the December 2022 issue of Street Machine.

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