The meanest of the mean battle it out for Tuff Street supremacy

FUCK IT Monaro Tuff St Summernats Burnout Car 1 Jpg

TUFF Street is where the wild things are at Summernats, and with Skid Row forming the most appropriate of backdrops, smoke hung low in the sky and the noise of wailing V8s rung out across the Tuff Street precinct like never before.

Torana Summernats 32 Tuff St Jpg

It was a Holden whitewash come presentation time, with a Toranas and Monaros dominating the trophy list. A pair of nitrous-snorting big-block Toranas claimed first and second in Comp Tuff, with Brad Zammit’s flamed LC coupe edging out Mick Darke’s sinister LX hatch for line honours.

KRANKY Holden HQ One Tonner Blown Summernats Tuff St Jpg

In Street Tuff, Jeff Briffa’s blown HT GTS Monaro finished in third spot, with Rod Waters’ KRANKY HQ sedan in second, and Brett Armstrong’s mind-bendingly perfect silver mink HK Monaro taking both the Engineering Excellence award and the class win.

FRIED Monaro Tuff St Summernats 32 Jpg

In Pro Tuff, Mark Siracusa’s ONIT Torana picked up Engineering Excellence, While the car that broke the internet prior to Summernats – Brett Hewerdine’s obscenely tough HG Monaro – finished second to Owen Rice’s stunning FRIED CV8 Monaro, which featured on the cover of our recent Street Machine Commodores magazine.

Holden Monaro HK Show N Shine Jpg

FRIED also took out 2nd place Overall Tuff Street, while the big gong – Tuff Street Champion – was awarded to Brett Armstrong’s HK. The big-block-powered rocket also spun up a storm in the dyno hall at Summernats, has run into the eights on the quarter, and is beautifully engineered and finished to absolute perfection.

Fuck It Monaro Tuff St Summernats Jpg

The Blue Oval brigade will need to step up their game at Summernats 33!

Tuff Street Summernats 32 2 Jpg


How are you finding our new site design? Tell us in the comments below or send us your thoughts at feedback@whichcar.com.au.


Subscribe to Street Machine magazine

Subscribe to Street Machine and save up to 39%
Street Machine is the bible of Aussie modified auto culture, celebrating wild muscle cars, customs and hot rods – and the incredible humans who create them.



We recommend


Tesla swapped Plymouth Satellite

Video: Tesla Ludicrous swap into Plymouth Satellite

The Electrollite is Kevin Erickson’s first EV project

an hour ago
Jack Houlihan
Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.