CONTENTS

> FEATURES

DECEMBER 2016 | VOLUME 3 6 | ISSUE 12

> FEATURES

12

NEWS – SUMMERNATS 30

Featuring the 10th and final Rare Spares Legend Award induction, and legendary painter Charley Hutton

18

2016 SMOTY WINNER

XBOSS isn’t just the best street machine built in Australia, it’s your Street Machine Of The Year

50

TROG WEST

The Race Of Gentlemen storms the US west coast for the first time – and we do mean ‘storms’

74

AUSSIES AT DRAG WEEK

Scotty follows the trials and tribulations of the five Aussie teams at the Hot Rod Drag Week torture test

104

STROPPY JALOPY

Like a giant family barbeque. With pre-’70 cars and bikes. In a Riverina paddock. What’s not to love?

126

SIDCHROME COBRA BUILD

The nuts and bolts of the wild Sidchrome AC Cobra that Python Vehicles Australia is putting together

132

AUSSIE CHEVELLE ENGINE BUILD

Building the twin-turbo big-block Chev for Harry Haig’s notorious Drag Week Chevelle

170

MILL OF THE MONTH

Just your regular li’l old VW flat-four. Not! This one’s 2.8L and force-fed by a Harrop blower at 20psi

034 BROWN FOR GLORY

Jason Cooke swaps skydiving for fast driving in his immaculate – and very brown – XP coupe

096 STRESS TEST

Overcoming all hurdles to build a ballistic eight-second HSV Grange

> REGULARS

05 TELFO 10 NEWSFRONT 14 SPIT & POLISH 16 PEOPLE LIKE US 24 SNAP SHOTS 26 FANGING FLICK 29 YOUR STUFF & PRIVACY NOTICE 138 SLEEPERS 140 DIRTY STUFF 142 URBAN WARFARE 147 TOP 10 LISTS 148 IN GEAR 150 WILD AT HEART 154 BLOWIN’ GASKETS 156 YOUNG GUN 158 READERS’ ROCKETS 165 LOL 166 SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY 170 MILL OF THE MONTH

058

SIX APPEAL

A P-plater T-bucket hot rod runs 12s with a Hemi 265

090

DONE & DUSTERED

A mild-mannered ’75 Plymouth Duster gets a musclecar makeover with a 620hp steroid injection

GRUDGE MATCH 112

A blown and injected Camaro good for 1000hp at the treads? Giddy up!

042

FULLY SIK

This ball-tearing 1200hp 8/71-blown HJ ute is schmick enough to haul in bulk tinware, but wait ’til it hits the pad!

066

ORIGINAL SIN

Don’t be fooled by its lovingly restored exterior – this genuine HK GTS packs almost 1000rwhp

118

LIFE’S A BALL

...with Jaffa, Frits Pel’s incredible movie/robot/ confectionery-themed XC Sundowner pano