A RARE BIRD – 1977 Ford XC Falcon

Truth be told, Jim Scott didn’t know anything about the ‘October Car’ and neither did anyone else really; it was all hush, hush about the build back at Ford headquarters. He just happened to be the lucky son-of-a-gun who got offered the deal of a lifetime, proving once again, you have to be in the […]

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ORIGINAL SIN – VP Commodore SS

You might recognise the face and the name – David Rodman. He was the street-machiner who landed a spot on the hugely-popular Lego Masters TV show. Before that notoriety, David was best known for the tough VP Commodore SS he had crafted. Here is the story on that car. A certain sense of satisfaction must […]

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EARLY FORD STORE – SAN DIMAS, CALIFORNIA

Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K in San Dimas, California… After visiting the Donut Derelicts meet at Huntington Beach, the AC Promotions guys decided to take the tour group out to the historic town of San Dimas to visit the Early Ford Store. Prior to my time in San Dimas, all I really knew […]

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BOB’S BIG BOY BURGERS IN BURBANK

One of the first cruise meets I got to attend whilst on tour with the AC Promotions gang was the famous Friday night session at Bob’s Big Boy Burgers in Burbank, California. Every Friday afternoon, a heap of car enthusiasts cruise into the rear car park looking for prime spots at Bob’s. When we arrived, […]

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A WAY OF LIFE – 1934 Ford Five-Window Coupe

Most of my hot rod articles start the same; they usually make mention of the owner starting with street machines when he was younger, selling that car, moving on with his life and then having an epiphany somewhere in his middle age and deciding to build a hot rod. Phil Pavicich’s story is remarkably different. […]

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WORLDS COLLIDE – 1967 SS Camaro

It took Jonny Wadsworth a few years to build this killer ’67 SS Camaro, but we reckon it was worth the wait. Packing a stroked LS3, generous suspension upgrades, a six-speed stick-shift, big brakes, and smooth Trans-Am circuit styling pointers, this is one absolutely killer street car that can do it all and look damn […]

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GROUP THERAPY – 1983 Holden VH SS Commodore

Stuffing a turbo LS into a first-generation Commodore is a bloody good way to build a seven-second street car, as we’ve seen lately with cars like Adam Rogash’s VK, ALLSHOW. Darren Clinton’s immaculate VH SS looks to subscribe to this newsletter by combining a killer stance on fat rubber, with that immaculate HDT-inspired bodywork, and […]

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BRONZE AUSSIE – HZ Holden Premier

Aiden Stampalia’s HZ Premier has had more makeovers than Kim Kardashian, but this latest one has been built to stand the test of time. “When I first got it, it looked like a car from the first Mad Max movie. To put it simply, it had more hits than Elvis Presley and was the laughing […]

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WIN THIS 1959 CORVETTE!

Sure, you can admire the external beauty of Scott Bartle’s gorgeous looking 1959 Corvette and be impressed, but this build is far from just a neat restoration, it is more like a re-engineering job. You need to delve a lot deeper into the build to discover what sets this car apart from the rest. The […]

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CHANGE OF HEART – 1973 XA Falcon

Duncan Macfarlane’s ’73 XA Falcon is one of those simple cars that you can’t help but like. The neat four-door wears a few battle scars, some mild patina and a tough stance thanks to some big rubber on satin-finished Centerlines – the car looks super cool, but the real story is tucked away under the […]

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