Tag: muscle car

Cover Car: Tim's 1000hp Ford Falcon

1000hp Blown and Injected Cover Star

I got to end the year with a bang, shooting my second front cover in a row for Street Machine magazine. Not yet seen by the public at the time, the car was unveiled at Summernats this month.

Stay tuned for some more images from the shoot soon. 

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Front Cover: Street Machine 2023 Yearbook

Rob's 615ci Monster LX Torana Hatch

I got a nice Xmas surprise in the mail yesterday! The new issue of Street Machine goes on sale today and features my shoot on Rob’s ballistic Sonny’s-powered Torana hatch on the cover!
 
Grab your copy today and check it out. 
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New Products - Automotive Graphic Illustrations

Over 30 New Products for Xmas

We’ve got you covered for automotive-themed gifts this xmas. With over 30 new designs to choose from (and more coming), across more than 60 different products, the biggest problem will be deciding what to choose!

We’ve got the new ‘Wheel’ seriesthat features large-format prints of iconic and modern wheels. And the newest line boasts illustration-style designs of iconic Australian cars and American muscle, too.

CLICK HERE to check out the store and browse through our huge range of more than 700 designs and images. You’ll find a variety of print options, lots of clothing items, mugs, phone covers, aprons for the BBQ, jigaws and so much more.

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Feature Car: Adam Francica's Ford Fairmont

451ci 825hp Street Weapon

This isn’t the first time Adam Francica’s gorgeous blue Ford Fairmont has been in front of the cameras for Street Machine magazine. It first appeared back in 2007 when Adam was still a teenager.

Plenty has changed since then, with the car undergoing an almost complete rebuild. It now boasts an 825hp naturally-aspirated 451ci Clevor setup and beautiful attention to detail.

I photographed the car in Adam’s then-brand-new shed before any tooling or cabinets had been installed – a rare thing!

The November issue of Street Machine is currently still on sale. Go grab a copy now and read the whole story. 

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Cover Car: Tim Laidler's HSV SV88

14/71-Blown 540ci HSV SV88

Tim Laidler’s insane HSV SV88 mixes rare HSV genes with stupendous mechanical prowess to forge something truly nutty.

It boasts the same slightly-odd two-tone metallic blue paint as the original, as well as a modified OEM-style trim… but the similarities end there. Gone is the Holden V8, replaced by a monster 540ci big-block, crowned by a mechanical injected 14/71-blown setup that Tim says he can remove to use the car on the street.

The mag is still on sale now, so go grab a copy today and read all about the build! 

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Feature Car: Steven Thrift's EH Holden

350ci EFI Small-Block EH Streeter

The NSW Central Coast has always been a hot spot for custom cars and Steven Thrift’s EH Holden sedan is a fine example of the quality street cars that lurk in garages all over the coast.

Wearing a super dark Cherry Black paint scheme, coupled with a black interior and largely blacked-out engine bay, the car is almost sinister. Add to that an injected 350ci small-block that is expected to run 10s and it’s a formidable street car, to be sure.

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

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Feature Car: Rocky Sarkis' LH Torana

388ci Dart Turbocharged LS Torana

It can be very hard to stand out from the crowd when it comes to building a Torana. Generally, it’s all been done before. And while it sits there on a set of Simmons FRs in a suit of dark metallic red, you’d think the exterior combo would make Rocky Sarkis’ LH blend into the mass as well, but the execution is perhaps what sets it apart.

The stance, for a start, it not messing about. It sits perfectly. The diameter and offset of those 20x10s. The subdued – kinds of mature looking – dark red and lack of flares… it all combines to make this Torana seem head and shoulders above so many others.

Open the bonnet and you’re faced with a 388ci Dart-based LS force fed by a big BW S480 turbo. The combo hasn’t been fully pushed yet (Rocky has only recently welcomed his first child), but it’s fair to say the combo will be good for some serious numbers.

With it’s simple satin balck aesthetic, it’s again, seemingly more mature and refined. The same thing happens inside, where a brownish-tan leather and suede interior, complete with a few billet additions makes for a serious, adult cabin. It’s almost like some foreign exotic housed within a humble 70s Aissue shell.

The shoot appeared in the July 2023 issue of Street Machine.

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Feature Car: Ossie Fish's Ford Falcon

Miami V8-powered 1969 Ford Falcon

Miami V8 engine conversions into older models is still a pretty rare thing here in Australia. Not sure if it’s the initial cost, but with a Harrop blower mounted on top, the Miami in Ossie Fish’s XW makes a lazy 670hp on PULP.

Kyle’s Conversions did the conversion on the car, which is backed by a Tremec TR6060 manual and a 9in.

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

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Feature Car: Serdar Karabulut's XY Falcon

430ci Small-Block, 855hp XY Falcon

It’s no secret that I’m not shooting as much as I used to, these days. A sad reality of the declining car magazine business model. So it’s always great when my assignments include pristine, fresh builds like Serdar’s Ford XY Falcon.

Powered by a 430ci small-block boasting 855hp at the treads and looking like this, the sedan was a pleasure to shoot. Die-smooth paint and panel, glorious custom billet tunnel ram intake and detail everywhere… sure, it’s still externally looking like a GT clone like most old Falcons, but it has enough personality to keep it interesting.

The shoot was featured in the April issue of Street Machine. 

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Feature Car: Caroline Hayes' Holden Torana

8sec Nitrous 415ci LH Torana

There was a fair amount of hype surrounding the unveiling of Carolyn Hayes’ LH Torana, known as 275NOS. Street Machine had covered the build of the car both in print and video, and with Carolyn’s partner Mark being an icon of the scene himself, great things was expected.

As you can see from the images, it’s fair to say that Carolyn and Mark knocked the build out of the park, both in terms of fit and finish, but also attitude and attention to detail. No matter how close I got with my camera, the car was flawless and buried so deep in the weeds (in it’s show format) that the turning circle had about a 50m radius.

Carolyn was itching to get the magazine feature done and dusted so she could set the ride height a little taller and get the car ready for racing.

The shoot appeared in the March 2023 issue of Street Machine. 

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