CONTENTS

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JANUARY 2018 | VOLUME 38 | ISSUE 1

> FEATURES

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LEGEND: OWEN WEBB

We chat to top show judge Owen Webb, as he winds back his official duties

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HARDTOP ANNIVERSARY

It was Falcon coupes a-go-go at Mt Panorama for the 40th anniversary of a historic Bathurst win

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VALE STAN SAINTY

Australian drag racing loses one of its most admired and creative figures

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SUPERNATS

Even after 23 years, the insititution that is Supernats keeps on rolling

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DRAG CHALLENGE 2017

Mother Nature conspired to make Australia’s toughest street-and-strip odyssey even tougher

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SUMMERNATS 31 GUIDE

All the info you need to enjoy Australia’s biggest horsepower party

> REGULARS

07 TELFO 12 NEWSFRONT 14 SPIT & POLISH 16 PEOPLE LIKE US 26 SNAP SHOTS 28 FANGING FLICK 31 YOUR STUFF & PRIVACY NOTICE 190 URBAN WARFARE 194 TOP 10 LISTS 196 WILD AT HEART 198 IN GEAR 200 STAGE WRITE 202 DIRTY STUFF 204 BLOWIN’ GASKETS 206 IRON MAIDEN 208 READERS’ ROCKETS 212 SLEEPERS 216 MY SHED 222 LOL 224 SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY 242 MILL OF THE MONTH

SUMMER VACTION 044

Benny Leat’s VH wagon looks like a sedate shopping cart but packs 364rwhp

DARK STAR 108

Stephen Barrie’s rare, factoryblack SS Torana ‘accidently’ became a show-quality stunner

FAT BOTTOMED GIRL 036

Look closely at Steve Bellia’s ultra-sanitary XB and you’ll realise that practically everything is modified

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ONE OF NONE

Scott Kelly has built the hardtop muscle car that Valiant never did – but should have

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HI HO SILVER

Would you believe this incredible XY was built in just nine months?

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COVERT AFFAIR

George Stathopoulos creates a 400ci stealth missile from an unloved HT

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PUMP ACTION

Ben Brown turns a tatty Yankie streeter into a blown, ’bagged show-stopper

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JUDGEMENT DAY

After a long period in the wilderness, Australia’s wildest modified Bedford, The Judge, returns