ANOTHER bumper issue of Street Machine hits the stands today, so do yourself a favour! The big news is we announce the 2018 Valvoline SMOTY winner, but you’ll also find seven killer feature cars, some great tech, and a guided tour of Hot Rod Drag Week, the HK-HT-HG Nationals, and King Of The Street.
The most coveted accolade of the year – Valvoline Street Machine Of The Year – has been run and won. Join us in congratulating Sydneysider Ben Judd and his awe-inspiring EH wagon - your 2018 SMOTY champion.
Our cover car is Shaun Horton’s blown alcohol small block-powered HQ Monaro show car. It’s a hamburger with the lot – excessive amounts of horsepower, prodigious stance, insane fabrication and a level of detail sufficient to land it in the Elite Top 20 at Summernats.
David Jones’s ’68 Camaro is one of the finest pro touring cars ever crafted in Australia. Draped in glistening PPG Arizona Blue paint and powered by a stonking 427ci big-block with a custom-made individual throttlebody EFI set-up, it has three pedals and is built to be an engaging drive and look good doing it.
He might earn a living building show cars and high-end streeters, but Pat O’Shea from Pat’s Pro Restos enjoys a spot of drag racing in his spare time. His XR Fairmont is exquisitely presented, runs deep into the nines on motor alone, and is a Drag Challenge veteran.
One for the Mopar faithful, Al James’s gorgeous ’71 ’Cuda cuts a mean figure, and is motivated by a 547ci big-block Chrysler.
A rolling business card for his performance shop Adicted Performance, Danko Knezevic’s Capri has 1700hp, radials and leaf springs. Giddy up!
Rick Postrak’s old-school LJ Torana GTR was put together in challenging circumstances, yet it came up a real treat, complete with a screaming, Weber-fed six-pot.
Graham Horne has been fettling this EH wagon since the dawn of time, and as a result of this process of continuous improvement, it’s now better than ever.
If you like your street cars fast, you’re in for a treat. The December issue carries coverage from the most gruelling drag racing event on the planet, Hot Rod Drag Week, as well as an Aussie event designed specifically for street brawlers, King of the Street.
We also take you along to the inaugural HK-HT-HG Nationals – a fun-packed, variety-stacked event for fans of some of Holden’s most venerable models.
The December issue of Street Machine is on sale now. Get yours today!