CONTENTS

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AUGUST 2016 | VOLUME 36 | ISSUE 8

> FEATURES

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LEGEND – ROB HERROD

We talk to legendary Ford tuner Rob Herrod about his life of building fast cars

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FORD FORUM DRAGS

The guys and girls from the Australian Ford Forums step away from the keyboards for a day of fast fun

74

JUNKERS CAR CLUB

Meet the Junkers CC – they’re a rowdy bunch who rumble throughout Central NSW

88

QUEENSLAND HOT ROD SHOW

The banana-benders bring out their best for the 46th annual Queensland Hot Rod Show

102

EAGLE FIELD DRAGS

With flag starts and dirt pits, the term ‘nostalgia racing’ takes on a whole new meaning at Eagle Field

116

FITTED FRIDAY

Automotive cultures collide as Fitted Friday IV mixes it up at a packed Sydney Dragway

124

EL MIRAGE DRY LAKE

El Mirage is like salt lake racing, without the salt. It’s hot, dry and dusty – and a whole lot of fun

132

FRANKENSTEIN V12

The Corish brothers have created an awesome V12 using two LS1 V8s – we show how they did it

REFINED CLASSIC 044

George’s fat Valiant has a late-model Hemi V8 and 17in Center Lines

TOUGH LOVE 066

Tim Nelson’s XA coupe proves you don’t need a blower to be tough

> REGULARS

05 TELFO 10 NEWSFRONT 18 SPIT & POLISH 20 PEOPLE LIKE US 26 SNAP SHOTS 28 FANGING FLICK 31 YOUR STUFF & PRIVACY NOTICE 138 DIRTY STUFF 140 URBAN WARFARE 145 TOP 10 LISTS 148 IN GEAR 150 WILD AT HEART 154 STAGE WRITE 156 YOUNG GUN 158 READERS’ ROCKETS 164 LOL 166 SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY 170 MILL OF THE MONTH

JACK OF ALL TRADES 036

Mark and Matt’s ONIT Torana does everything like a champion

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BACK IN BLACK

With eight throttlebodies and 396ci of Holden grunt, Darren Ryan’s FJ ute is a dream come true

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EURO THRASH

An Alfa Romeo restoration shop turns its hand to some classic US muscle, and the result is amazing

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NEW WAVE

Twin turbos and 427 cubes help push this bright red Quey to over 1000hp at the treads

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TRIPLE THREAT

We check out Brent Tanian’s wild in-the-build blown and injected BA Falcon