Saturday, June 22, 2024


It’s an all-Chevy cover this edition, but you’ll agree that both of these bowties are very cool cars. Cheryl Cook’s 1948 pickup is a little different than most, a not-so-common Aussie-assembled variant of these popular pickups, and it’s Australian heritage posed some challenges along the way. Even more challenging was Dan Heidke’s 1934 Chevy, self inflicted we might add, as he went out of his way to distort the proportions of the tudor, and then finished off every square inch flawlessly.

Dave ‘Shorty’ Smith’s Model A delivery will have you hunting for a body for your next project. Good luck with that, it’s all steel and a rarity downunder! So is Peter Caruso’s 1956 Buick Roadmaster convertible, a luxury bohemoth cruiser that drives better than it looks thanks to a late model Hemi and Jag suspension. Heading to the USA, if you thought Blake Weddington’s ’40 Merc bared a resemblance to famous Matranga Merc of the 1950s, you’d be right… it’s no accident!

When it comes to extracirricular activities in this issue, numero uno is the Hot Rod and Custom Auto Expo in Sydney. Easily the best ever, we’ve dedicated more than a dozen pages to the weekend, and still only scratched the surface. We also head to country Victoria to take in Autopia and learn a little more about the ongoing development of the Castlemaine Hot Rod Centre, spotlighting metal crafter and artist, Glenn Rewell in the process. We also have a chat with Sharon and Steve at premium T-shirt outlet, Captain Shirty, before reminiscing about Euro-rockers, Carolina & Her Rhythm Rockets.

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