VOODOO BLUE – Dodge Hot Rod

Inspiration. Everyone that builds a modified car has found it somewhere, whether it was in the pages of a magazine or from older siblings or mates that had hot cars, at some point there an ignition source, a spark that sets you on a path to build your version of the dream machine. Alan Smart […]

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A CHANGE OF HEART – HX Holden Ute

The reaction to Chris Dicker’s HZ ute could best be described as polarising. With the bonnet shut, most people would just see a pretty tidy Sandman ute, then they’d probably figure out that the Sandman stripes seem to morph into an XW GT stripe at the front of the car. With the bonnet up, the […]

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HIDDEN TALENTS – 1982 XD Falcon

Jonathan Calautti is a very humble dude indeed. Pay him a compliment about his car, and he is not too sure on how to take it or how to respond. He was shocked when I asked to photograph his ’82 XD Fairmont Ghia a few years ago I had seen the car a few times […]

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ON THE PROWL – 1968 Mercury Cougar

The Cougar is a unique beast that the Ford Motor company started pumping out in the late sixties from their Mercury division. The first gen models worse the basic foundations of the classic Mustang platform. The car wore new sheet metal and was a little larger than the ‘Stang. A full-width divided grille with hidden […]

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TEQUILA SUNRISE – Datsun 1200

Justin Klashorst would be the first to admit that his immaculate Datsun 1200 ute hasn’t seen enough action over the last few years – nowhere near enough and it is a real shame because the car is quality from top to bottom and deserves to be in the spotlight some more. He has owned the […]

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CANDY CRUSH – 1957 Chevrolet

You would be hard pressed to find somebody who would say no to owning a candy coloured ’57 Chevy. Keith Dickson knew he was onto a winner as soon as he saw the eBay listing. “It was one of those situations where I was kind of looking for a car but kind of not. Then […]

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SUPERSONIC – Ford Lightning

From day one, Jason Lippi liked to do things a little differently with cars. He could have simply bought an Aussie built Ford and made life easy for himself, but he wanted something a little more unique, something that made the challenge of going fast a little harder too. Enter his first Ford Lightning that […]

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FLIGHT PLAN – XB Falcon Coupe

Kate de Boer can thank her parents’ good taste in Aussie classics for her obsession with old-school cars, in particular, the XB Ford Falcon Coupe. “It’s definitely a family thing! My parents are both into classic cars, and my four siblings have been the same since day dot too. My first car was an EK sedan that […]

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STYLE AND SUBSTANCE – 1960 FB Holden

A few years ago I decided that I wanted to search out some of the cool cars that I remembered from the past here in Perth, and find out where they were now. Did they still exist? Were they in good nick and did the original owner still have them? So many great vehicles have […]

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FAMOUS LAST WORDS – XK Falcon Ute

Sometimes things in life are easier said than done, we all know that. For 60-year-old John Hutchings, he was adamant that he wasn’t going to build another seriously modified car again. How did that go for him? Well, not very good if this tough XK is anything to go by. “For over 30 years I […]

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