On Wolfgang Backer’s fridge once rested a single photo cut from a magazine – it was a black XY Falcon, the type of car that dreams were made of. At the time, just sitting metres away in his garage, was an XY Fairmont that was more of a nightmare than a dream: “The funny thing […]

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YOUNG GUN – Reece Lougher

When you’ve been going to car shows for as long as you can remember and your dad is a top class fabricator and welder, it’s no surprise that you end up having a pretty cool ride for your first car. Reece Lougher hasn’t even got his licence yet, but with help from his dad Gareth […]

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FULL CIRCLE – Porsche 911

The story behind this incredible 1978 Porsche 911 is steeped in negativity but ends with two blokes being reunited with a Viper Green Porsche and brought together with a dream build. Initially; Brendan Anesbury, one of the names behind Perth’s Porsche specialist workshop, Ktec Autohaus, built this green machine in the early 2000s for himself. […]

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ROCK AROUND THE BLOCK – 1932 Ford 5-Window

It is almost unbelievable to think that the movie classic, American Graffiti, debuted at cinemas around the globe 45 years ago. It doesn’t seem right somehow. The year was 1973 and a local Perth bloke, Neville Riseley, was one of the lucky people heading to the premiere at the iconic Perth cinema, the   Piccadilly. It […]

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MAKING MOVES – 2001 Nissan S15

Drifting isn’t a hobby or a past time for Brendon Greaves, it is a lifestyle. Whether it is hitting the corner with an insane angle or pulling a motor out at 3am in the morning, it is all about drifting. He lives and breathes the sport. If you have been following my blog recently, you […]

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I AM NOW AN OFFICIAL SPEEDHUNTER!

So, I woke up this morning to an email from the editor of the Speedhunters website, Paddy McGrath, alerting me to the fact that I am now one of the chosen few across the globe – I am now an official Speedhunter. After submitting three pieces of work in the ‘I am the Speedhunter’ category, […]

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POWER MOVE – VH Commodore

It’s hard to believe, but most of the first-generation Commodores are over 30 years old. Like Monaros and Toranas before them, good ones are getting hard to find, but as Dan Malone’s positively evil-looking METHFIEND VH proves, they make a great foundation for a head-kicking Pro Street build. When Perth-based Dan bought the car it […]

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YOU WOULDN’T READ ABOUT IT – Mustang GT500

Have you heard the saying ‘art imitates life’ well for entrepreneur Malcolm Pages, it was a matter of life imitating art this time around. After buying an unfinished, movie numbered, Mustang GT500 based on the Gone in 60 Seconds film, he encountered what can only be described as drama with a capital D. The story […]

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