CONTENTS

FEATURES

FEBRUARY 2018 | VOLUME 38 | ISSUE 2

FEATURES

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LEGEND: EDDIE THOMAS

We farewell a gentleman and a pioneer of Australian drag racing

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COMMODORE HISTORY

If you think the first-gen Commodore was just a rebadged Opel, you’ve got another think coming

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SUMMERNATS 31

Australia’s biggest horsepower party was a heckin’ good time

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SEMA

The world’s automotive aftermarket gathers in Vegas to showcase their wares (and hit the cans)

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SUMMER SHOW SPECIAL

Adelaide Auto Expo, Lake Mulwala Rod Run, Springnats 25 and the Bright Rod Run!

> REGULARS

07 TELFO 12 NEWSFRONT 16 SPIT & POLISH 18 PEOPLE LIKE US 20 FANGING FLICK 22 SNAP SHOTS 25 YOUR STUFF & PRIVACY NOTICE 134 DIRTY STUFF 136 IN GEAR 138 WILD AT HEART 140 URBAN WARFARE 144 TOP 10 LISTS 146 STAGE WRITE 148 SLEEPERS 152 READERS’ ROCKETS 156 BLOWIN’ GASKETS 158 IRON MAIDEN 163 LOL 166 SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY 170 MILL OF THE MONTH

EIGHT TRACK PLAYER 046

This 1300hp XY drives to the track, runs deep into the eights, then drives on home

PRO STOCK HEMI 130

An NHRA Pro Stock Hemi in a street car? Yeah, we like the sound of that!

THREE THE SMART WAY 036

Quentin Feast has won Street Machine Drag Challenge every time he’s turned up in this seven-second Torry

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ACE CENTURA

Charlie Beatty’s 265-powered Centura proves that green really is nice

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CHERRY BOMB

This Capri might look like a turd, but it goes like stink!

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PETER PERFECT

Blue Meanie tributes are a dime a dozen, but here’s one that’s done right

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CORT IN SESSION

This old thing? Oh, it’s just a showquality, seven-second street car

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HONOUR ROLL

A gorgeous big-blocked tri-five Chevy built in remembrance of a good friend