Street Machine January 2021 issue on sale now

Massive 172-page Street Machine mag to ring in the New Year

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THE first issue of 2021 is out now and it is a bonus-sized 172-page monster! Here’s a rundown on just some of the goodies we’ve (carefully) crammed inside for your reading pleasure.

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On the cover is Dean Rickard’s HT Monaro out of Down Town Kustoms in Taree, NSW. The brief was to build a car that was better than the original in every way, without losing an ounce of that 60s muscle-car goodness. We reckon they nailed it.

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And while the Monaro has some Pro Touring vibes going on, John Dennis’s Ford Escort has gone all out on the theme. Powered by a Nissan FJ20 donk and powered by SMOTY-winner Aaron Gregory, it is a stunning car that looks like a hell of a lot of fun to drive.

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Our event coverage this issue is headed up with full coverage of Drag Challenge Weekend! The variety of cars that turned up was killer, including a pair of 8/71-blown Holdens, Toyota Supras old and new, a stack of big-block Mopars and even a tough Ford Customline! 

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And for a solid dose of skids, Ashleigh Wilson headed up to Cairns to take in the always-awesome Tropical Meltdown event and came back with some killer images and great stories.

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Howard Astill has built a stack of iconic Fords over the years and he’s got two more on the go right now. We dropped in to check on his progress – and find out why he’s gone full circle back to his panel van days.

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Tech-wise, we take a deep-dive into the new 632ci mill that the Dandy Engines crew have cooked up for Dan Szabolics’s fearsome HQ Monaro.

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Our legend this issue is Dave Hart, who has been building and painting some of the wildest hot rods, customs, street machines and bikes for decades.

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Speaking of hot rods, it has been a while since we’ve featured one, so we’ve fixed that with a great yarn on Terry Pyle’s ’34 coupe. Powered by an epic LS7, the coupe is a modern-day take on the Pro Street theme.

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We have featured a few pick-ups lately, but Robert Veitch’s ’59 Apache is a cut above the pack with killer looks, some fascinating engineering and a ton of cool custom details to enjoy.

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And that is just for starters! We’ve also got a bonkers wheelstanding XY Falcon, a delicious big-block LX hatch and a super-neat VL turbo. Enjoy!

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