SMOOTH OPERATOR – 1976 HJ GTS

For building supervisor, Patrick Rando, cars were a way of life from a very early age. Growing up in a family of rev heads and having three older brothers, the pressure to build killer cars was full on. “We all started riding motorbikes, building bush bombs and then eventually moving onto modified cars as we […]

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THE CUSTODIAN – 1933 Ford Coupe

Paul Graffin has nicknamed his Schwartz Black ’33 Ford Coupe the ‘Custodian’ He believes that he is just looking after it until the next owner is ready for it. The ’33 has belonged to several people since it was first crafted by legendary hot rod builder, Dick Bushell way back in 1969. That initial build […]

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A TOUCH OF CLASS – 1956 Volkswagen

Reuben Bourke knows more than a thing about style and looking good – and so he should – he is an accomplished architectural associate, and well, he digs VWs, so that rates pretty high in my books too! For a laid back dude, he has a lot of energy and passion for his chosen persuasion […]

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CHANGE OF HEART – HQ Holden

Tyson Mowarin, the Creative director at Weerianna Street Media in the north west of WA, has always been a car guy and that stemmed right back from his childhood. “I first got into cars when I was very young because my Dad and Uncles all had nice cars. They had Monaros; Toranas, Valiants, a bit […]

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THE LONG RUN – Nissan R32 GT-R

CHAPTER ONE – LOWKEY ATTITUDE Humility in the modified car scene is seldom seen these days but Western Australian resident, David Maier, has his ego kept in check two ways – a group of great mates who all own savage cars of their own and quite simply, he is a down-to-earth bloke. Like most Aussies, […]

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PRIME TIME – 2012 Camaro

Over that last few years, I can safely say that I have seen it all and heard it all before at car shows. Nothing surprises me, and I love to watch people’s reactions to the new cars. At the WA Hot Rod & Street Machine Spectacular a few years ago, Brandon Mitchell debuted his insane […]

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TRUE BLUE – R.I.P Todd McKay

I’ve had a day to sit back and reflect on all of this and to be honest, it doesn’t feel any better.  The plan was to photograph Todd Mckay and his car, alongside all of his mates, one more time. Sadly, we missed it, and I am gutted. Each time we came up with a […]

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NO RULES – XA Falcon Coupe

They say that good things come to those who wait. Well, Brad Fletcher had to wait a while to get his coupe, but it really wasn’t that good to start with: “It took me longer to find the car than it did to build it, XA coupes are just hard to come by. Every year […]

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A STRENGTH WITHIN – 1972 Chevy Nova

Denise McKenna is a strong and courageous woman, but if you asked her, the strongest and bravest person she knew was her husband, Peter. The two met in 2007 and were then married in 2010. Sadly, a year later, Peter was diagnosed with Mesothelioma – a rare, aggressive form of cancer that primarily develops in […]

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CHAOS THEORY – LX SS Torana

It’s amazing how one simple action can spawn a series of events that can almost spiral out of control. For Shane Smart, he never thought that a casual visit to S&E Automotives would result in a 3-year build on his LX SS Torana and turn it into the Motorvation Top Ten winner it is today. […]

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