WE’VE got a big spread on Motorvation 30 in the new March 2016 issue of Street Machine, on sale now. But as is often the case, there was a bunch of cool stuff that didn’t make it into the mag so we thought we would stick it on the Interwebs. If you like what you see, there’s plenty more where this came from in the March issue, on sale now!
Chad Douglas started off the weekend well with a win in Friday night’s Pound the Ground competition, collecting $500. Sunday wasn’t quite as productive, going rods out in the finals. Probably going to need a bit more than a few hundred bucks to fix it
John McSweeney is a name well known in the drag racing scene for having the quickest Ford-powered car in the world. He’s slowed down a little and built this stunning ’59 Ford Skyliner. Less than 1000 remain and there are four in Perth!
A nice addition to the Elite tent was a display of previous Grand Champions. All bar two were on display — Allan Kirk’s LC Torana (SM, Nov ’02 cover) and Mark Miocevich’s XB coupe FAT GT (SM, May ’04 cover). Visible here are Ralph Italiano’s ’32 Ford, Peter Ellis’s HQ and Cassie Rhodes’ Charger — all former SM and SM Hot Rod feature cars
There were actually two Studebakers at Motorvation, a ’62 Champ pickup truck and this’63 Hawk GT, both owned by Cameron Hinchcliffe. As the sun set, the gorgeous Rose Pearl colour really came to life on the classy coupe
Jason Ballard puts on a show for the crowd in his tough WB one tonner
George Separovich casually boiling the hides on Luke Jones’s one tonner
There was a huge group of lowriders at the show, something you wouldn’t have seen 10 years ago. Joe Veevers from Dirtbag Designz brought this ’66 Impala in and saved it from its life as a Donk. So far the roof and boot have been covered in Joe’s artwork with more to come
Simple and clean seems to be catching on and none did it better than Ben Morey’s HX ute with its crisp white paint and 17in GTS-style rims. It’s also got a 355 Holden stroker with a C.O.M.E intake for some extra herbs
Adam Loos’ Monaro has the perfect stance and plenty of poke with a tunnel-rammed big-block Chev that’s been bored and stroked to just shy of 600 cubic inches!
How awesome is this? Kurt Bosveld’s lifted Patrol is stuffed full of Duramax turbo-diesel, but he wants to make sure you can see it, so he brought along his own viewing platform
This unsuspecting WB ute probably surprises a few people when it leaves the traffic lights. It’s Brodie Smedley’s daily driver, so the extra horsepower, as well as power steering fitted to the LS make it very comfortable. Just need to hook up the a/c to make it perfect!
MOTORVATION 30 RESULTS
Top 10 Street Machine
Mark ‘Happy’ Williams - HQ Holden one tonner
Rick Berryman - HG Holden ute
Spencer Jarrett - VH Holden Commodore
David Cocciolone - Mazda RX2
Steve Fraser - 2011 Ford GT40
Keith Dickson - 1957 Chevrolet Belair
Frank Santopolo - HX Holden Kingswood
Mark Atkinson - HK Holden Monaro
Stuart Vernon - 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
Clint Di Giovanni - 1969 Ford Capri
Top 3 Hot Rod
Phillip Wall - 1932 Ford Tudor
Tony Fondacaro - 1934 Ford Tudor
Douglas Forward - 1946 Ford Pickup
Marlisa Beets - 1949 Mercury Limousing
Champion of Champions
Alison Lougher - LH Holden Torana
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