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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LEGACY – EH Holden In The Build

After a small hiatus from the modified car world, Bruno Gianoncelli is back and building turn-key cars for customers at his shop – Rod & Kustom Garage (RKG) in Malaga. I got to shoot the car at this stage last year, in 2018. Bruno is best known for his incredible creation Mercules – a radically […]

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THE POWER AND THE PASSION – Valiant Charger

Spare time. I remember those days. As a young bloke kicking around with cars, time and energy were in plentiful supply, and it was amazing what you and a bunch of mates could achieve when working on each other’s projects. Then life takes over and family, work and house commitments suck your time stores dry […]

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KEEPING UP WITH APPEARANCES -1974 HQ Holden

It has to be said that Ryan Shreeve has good taste in cars. He knows what he likes, and he knows what will work. He might even be smarter than all of us too because he buys cars that are already completed, gets a good deal and then puts his own spin on them – […]

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THE OLD WITH THE NEW – 1952 Harley Davidson

Cody Clements exhausted all types of sources to locate parts for his classic 1952 Harley Davidson Panhead chopper. It was a combination of traditional methods and some non-traditional ways to find the right gear. He scoured swap meets, classified adverts, mates’ sheds and even Instagram pages for parts. “It is amazing to think that parts […]

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THE CHOSEN ONE – 1982 GJ Sigma

It is incredible to think that a simple Encouragement Award at a minor car show was the trigger for the build on WA’s most awarded show car and just as amazing, the car is a 1982 GJ Sigma, yep, a Sigma. It just goes to show you that build quality and attention to detail are […]

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PURPLE HAZE – Ford Model T

History tells us that the 60s were a pretty wild time in the USA. People’s clothes, hairstyles and attitudes all reflected the radical times that were happening, and the car culture followed suit, particularly in California. One particular individual really stood out in the scene – Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. His creative genius and his […]

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THE SECOND COMING – 1969 Camaro

Around 10 years ago, Stuart Vernon made the long trek from Perth, WA to the USA on the hunt for his dream car. Like many before him, that dream consisted of a ’57 Chev, but clearly, something went wrong: “I went to the ’States to buy my dream car, a ’57 two-door, then came back […]

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DREAMS ARE MADE – XY Falcon

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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