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The Street Machine Of The Year hall of fame

By Simon Telford, 25 Aug 2016 Features

The Street Machine Of The Year hall of fame

It is a tough club to join – meet the 32 previous SMOTY winners

THE 2016 Valvoline Street Machine Of The Year competition is well underway, with 16 of the finest Street Machine feature cars from the past 12 months in the running to win the famous trophy and a $20,000 cheque from Valvoline.

What makes SMOTY unique is that the outcome is determined solely by you guys. Judges’ points, quarter-mile times, horsepower figures and price tags don’t come into it – the winner is simply the car that captures the zeitgeist and claims the most votes.

And as you can see from the list of previous winners, you’ve chosen a wide variety of cars over the years. Of the 28 SMOTY winners, we’ve had 18 Holdens, six Fords, three Chevs and one lonely Mopar. Contrary to popular opinion in some quarters, you don’t necessarily need a mountain of metal hanging out the bonnet to be a winner – in fact, more than half of our previous SMOTY champs have kept their horsepower concealed firmly below the bonnet line. Hot rods and trad customs haven’t had a look in so far, but just about every other genre of chrome-bumper street machine has had at least one win, ranging from outrageous show cars to pro street monsters and street-neat cruisers.


1998-alan -cooper -hq -ute1988: Alan Cooper's HQ ute


1989-dave -bennett -hq -monaro1989 - Dave Bennett's HQ Monaro - RAT ATTACK


1990-ron -barclay -hq -ute1990 - Ron Barclay's HQ ute


4-1991-craig -parker -xy -fairmont1991 - Craig Parker's XY Fairmont


5-1992-frank -piccolo -ford -xb -falcon1992 - Frank Piccolo's XB Falcon GT


6-1993-Frank -Rejtano -1964-chevrolet -corvette1993 -  Frank Rejtano's 1964 Corvette


7-1994-Colin -Townsend -Holden -FJ1994 - Colin Townsend's FJ Holden


8-1995-Darryl -Mc Beth -FJ-Holden1995 - Darryl McBeth's FJ Holden


9-1995-Howard -Astill -Ford -XA-Falcon1995 - Howard Astill's XA Falcon


10-1996-John -Riskas -1955-Chev1996 - John Riskas's 1955 Chev


11-Bill -Murfin -HT-Monaro1997 - Bill Murfin's HT Monaro


12-1998-Ed -Brodie -HJ-Holden1998-99 - Ed Brodie's HJ Holden


13-2000-Alan -Lucas -HQ-Monaro2000 - Alan 'Bundy' Lucas's HQ Monaro

14-Gary -Myers -Mustang2001 - Gary Myers's 1966 Mustang GM176


2002 Mark Jones 57 Chev2002 - Mark Jones's 1957 Chev FAT57

16-2003-Adam -Le Brese -EH-Holden2003 - Adam LeBrese's EH Holden


17-2004-Steve -Leerentveld -LJ-Torana2004 - Steve Leerentveld's LJ Torana


18-Gary -Myers -1966-Mustang2005 - Gary Myers's 1966 Mustang


Adam-Barbaresco-Donny-Kevric-Holden-HK-Monaro2006 - Adam Barbaresco & Donny Kevric's HK Monaro


21-2007-Mark -Sullivan -HK-Monaro2007 - Mark Sullivan's HK Monaro


22-2008-Rob -Godfrey -HQ-One -Tonner2008 - Rob Godfrey's HQ One-Tonner


23-2009-Angela -Dow -LX-Torana2009 - Angela Dow's LX Torana


24-2010-Graeme -Cowin -Plymouth -Barracuda2010 - Graeme Cowin's Plymouth Barracuda


25-Peter -Fitzpatrick -FC-Holden2011 - Peter Fitzpatrick's FC Holden


26-2012-Adam -Le Brese -XC-Falcon2012 - Adam LeBrese's XC Falcon


27-2013-Mick -Fabar -XR-Falcon2013 - Mick Fabar's XR Falcon


28-2014-Henry -Parry -FB-Holden2014 - Henry Parry's FB Holden


29-2015-Nathan -Booth -HR-Holden -ute2015 - Nathan Booth's HR Holden ute


2016 - Chris and Colleen Bitmead's XBOSS XB Falcon hardtop


2017 - Gary Myers's XA Falcon Hardtop AGROXA


Holden EH wagon

2018 - Ben Judd's 1964 Holden EH wagon


Holden HQ Statesman

2019 - Matt Morgillo's Holden HQ Statesman


Memphis Hell 1951 Chev ute

2020 - Aaron Gregory's '51 Chev ute Memphis Hell