CONTENTS

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JULY 2017 | VOLUME 37 | ISSUE 07

> FEATURES

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LEGEND: RICHIE CRAMPTON

Aussie born and bred NHRA Top Fuel star chats about his career and his epic Drag Week build

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RATTLE TRAP

Life’s a beach at the first of what will hopefully be many Rattle Trap events!

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MUSCLE CAR MADNESS

We head across the ditch to catch up with our Kiwi brethren. Choice as, cuzzy!

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KEITH DIESEL & DIRT DERBY

One of the few places on Earth where humans attack each other with combine harvesters

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NORTHERN NATS

Far North Queensland shows us how to chuck a grouse horsepower party

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WHEELING & DEALING

The first in a new series of project car buyer’s guides. This month: Holden’s Monaro CV8

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TWIN-TURBO MUSTANG

Bill and Nicholas Tzavaras’s stock-bottom-end 5.0L 2016 Mustang runs nines on its first full pass

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512CI CHRYSLER BIG-BLOCK

A 700hp pump-fuel street engine bound for a ’68 Dodge Charger

REGULARS

05 TELFO 10 NEWSFRONT 14 SPIT & POLISH 16 PEOPLE LIKE US 24 SNAP SHOTS 26 FANGING FLICK 29 YOUR STUFF & PRIVACY NOTICE 138 DIRTY STUFF 140 URBAN WARFARE 144 TOP 10 LISTS 146 WILD AT HEART 148 STAGE WRITE 150 IN GEAR 152 IRON MAIDEN 154 READERS’ ROCKETS 158 SLEEPERS 163 LOL 166 SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY 170 MILL OF THE MONTH

BACK IN BLACK 042

This survivor XC hardtop has been around the traps for a good many years

SIDCHROME MUSTANG 082

Backing up the Cobra with a cool new project

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ON WITH THE SHOW

A family heirloom humpy ute that’s steeped in history, but dressed in contemporary cool

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X-RAY’S VISION

A street-neat XY GT replica with a fat stance and a 500hp Clevo

NATURAL-BORN KILLER 034

A priceless Aussie classic that runs nines and regularly drives on dirt roads!

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FAST GLASS

There’s nothing fishy about this killer home-built ’66 Barracuda

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FLIGHT OF THE SUNBIRD

With a 700rwhp turbocharged six-pot, this is one very pissed-off Sunbudgie

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LOVING THE BEAST

This time-capsule Bedford van has been a-rockin’ for decades