CONTENTS

> FEATURES

AUGUST 2017 | VOLUME 37 | ISSUE 08

> FEATURES

12

SA REGO LAW VICTORY LAP

The SMASA crew celebrate their hard-fought victory to open club rego in SA to street machines

18

LEGEND: BEN GATT

We look back at Benny’s 50 years of drag (not pigeon) racing

50

HK-T-G DRAG DAY

A meeting for HK, HT and HG Holdens only, featuring some very slick street cars

76

STREET ROD NATS

The 23rd ASRF Street Rod Nationals rumbles into Bendigo

106

ULTIMATE BURNOUT CHALLENGE

The biggest little grassroots skid show in the land is a family affair

122

BUYING USED: 300C SRT8

Here’s a great Mopar alternative to HSV and FPV in used-car land

128

RB30 ENGINE MACHINING

Aiden checks out what is involved in prepping his Nissan six for a boost-ready rebuild

134

TURBO TAXI

The taxi drives to Sydney, cooks a gearbox and gets within a bee’s franger of an 11-second pass

> 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 IN GEAR 150 STAGE WRITE 152 IRON MAIDEN 154 READERS’ ROCKETS 158 SLEEPERS 163 LOL 166 SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY 170 MILL OF THE MONTH

TUB THUMPIN’ 042

An HK Belmont ute with ProCharged Holden V8 power and much more

WIN A BUNNINGS GIFT CARD PG 56-57

TRACK & FEELS 100

A mean ’70 Challenger rocking a 700hp late-model Hemi

066

GULF PRO

Coyote-powered and exquisitely handcrafted in one bloke’s home shed

092

FOUR MOST

Aaron Fitzpatrick is back with another mind-blowing Datsun 1600

REVVY METAL THUNDER 034

Gary and Deby Myers have given their XACUTER a new lease on life as AGROXA

058

AIR OF SUPERIORITY

It may have taken 21 years, but Bill Sharkey’s blown ’55 Chev was well worth the wait

084

FAT LOT OF GOOD

Outrageous stance and a mid-engined 265 Hemi. This is why vintage Sports Sedans rule

114

TONNER FUN

This custom trayback VK is way too good to be hauling tools for its keep