CONTENTS

DECEMBER 2015 | VOLUME 35 | ISSUE 12

> FEATURES

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SM DRAG CHALLENGE 2015

All the trials and triumphs from our five-day, 1400km automotive torture test

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2015 SMOTY WINNER

Nathan Booth is our youngest-ever Street Machine Of The Year winner with his RB25-powered HR ute

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SUPERNATS

Street Machine Supernats turns 21 in fine style by lighting tyres rather than candles

76

CHOPPED

Fans of trad rods and customs get down and dirty in Newstead, Victoria for one wild weekend

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PERFORMANCE CAR MANIA

PCM returns to Winton Raceway for three days of smoke-filled mayhem

120

TORANAFEST

Over 300 cars brave the rain at Maitland to show off the variety and versatility of the venerable Torry

128

DATALOGGING – PART II

Racers and tuners give real-world examples of how logging takes the guesswork out of tuning

140

URBAN WARFARE

Gazzard Brothers Racing’s awesome sevensecond HG ute has a real spring in its step

> REGULARS

05 TELFO 10 NEWSFRONT 14 SPIT & POLISH 16 PEOPLE LIKE US 18 LEGEND 22 SNAP SHOTS 24 FANGING FLICK 27 YOUR STUFF & PRIVACY NOTICE 128 TECH TORQUE 136 DIRTY STUFF 139 WILD AT HEART 140 URBAN WARFARE 145 TOP 10 LISTS 146 STAGE WRITE 148 IN GEAR 152 SLEEPERS 156 READERS’ ROCKETS 162 IRON MAIDEN 164 LOL 166 SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY 170 MILL OF THE MONTH

RENAISSANCE ART 032

Down Town Kustoms turns Glenn Profilio’s FC ute into a rolling masterclass of elitelevel car craft

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GREAT WHITE

George Kollis’s awardwinning VF hardtop moves to the beat of a blown 406

CRUISE MISSILE 086

With 650hp on tap, this 6/71-blown big blockpowered Monaro will leave you in a Purr-Pull haze

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FAST LANE

A blown, injected Windsor-powered Compact Fairlane, good for 1600hp?

Sign us up!

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TIME CAPSULE

Scott Ribbons is the careful custodian of Ron Keegan’s classic 80s FJ ute build

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MOVING VIOLATION

Jon Freni gleefully baits the Blue Oval purists with his wild LS1-powered XW Fairmont

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THIS MEANS WAR!

Jay Bloss bounces back from automotive catastrophe with a blown Gemini you don’t want to mess with

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CRISIS MANAGEMENT

Greg Hogan demonstrates the right way to have a mid-life crisis with his insanely detailed pro touring Camaro