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We bid farewell to one of the true innovators of custom car crafting

LEGEND: GEORGE BARRIS

Tracing the proud Aussie race heritage of the mighty Monaro

MONARO RACING HISTORY

Viva Las Vegas! All the coolest rides from the world’s biggest auto trade show

SEMA 2015

The Ultimate Burnout Challenge heads west for the first time, and WA says: “Challenge accepted!”

UBC BINDOON

Vintage rodders storm the Jersey Shore for the fourth annual TROG

THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN

SM DRAG CHALLENGE 2015

Fifty of Australia’s toughest streeters take on the five-day, 1500km torture test that is DC 2015 Each entrant relates the trials and triumphs of their Drag Challenge journey

DRAG CHALLENGE PROFILES

SUMMERNATS 29 GUIDE

All the info you need to prepare for what’s sure to be the biggest Summernats yet 05 TELFO 10 NEWSFRONT 12 SPIT & POLISH 14 PEOPLE LIKE US 16 LEGEND 20 SNAP SHOTS 22 FANGING FLICK 25 YOUR STUFF & PRIVACY NOTICE 198 IN GEAR 201 DIRTY STUFF 204 URBAN WARFARE 209 TOP 10 LISTS 211 WILD AT HEART 212 STAGE WRITE 214 IRON MAIDEN 216 LOL 220 READERS’ ROCKETS 226 SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY 242 MILL OF THE MONTH

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QUICK SILVER

Good for 700hp at the wheels, this XW Falcon runs mid-nines in street trim

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BLUE BLAZES

James England treats his VK Brocky replica to a black ’n’ blue makeover

A much-loved former SM cover car, this HQ Monaro’s in the midst of a radical rebirth Built nearly 20 years ago, Garry Pointon’s supersanitary HX Sandman is still a showstopper

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Turns out building your own Ford GT40 is as easy as getting pizza delivered! Well, almost

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Hayden Ivers pays tribute to the classic Super Stock era with his Fairlane Thunderbolt replica racer

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Graham Laity’s stunning Camaro pro tourer might be a show car, but it’s no trailer queen

POINT & SHOOT

RAW AMBITION

TOUCH OF CLASS

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THUNDERSTRUCK

BOXING CLEVER

Vince Santoro transformed his ’56 T-Bird from basket case to blazing beauty in less than a year

BRINGING UP BABY