Elvis returns once again to present his vision of a show for custom, classic and late model cars and bikes seeing the third annual ShowcarsMelbourne custom car and bike show come to fruition! Saturday night saw those presenting their rides in all their glory setting up their displays and polishing up the bright work to perfection! Everything from immaculate street rods and hogs through to high tech rides were on show for the doting public to peruse over on show day. Read More →
Archive For March, 2014
Taking on mother nature!
Saturday, March 15th saw the 6th running of The Ultimate Burnout Challenge at Avalon Raceway new Geelong. Competitors turned up in their droves ready to smash tires out on the purpose built pad.
A great turnout of the street class proved that this sport is still growing as the young guns put their mettle to the pedal as they gave their burnout beasts all they had seeing most finish with pride while others blew under pressure. Read More →
The one that was never built!
Ford Australia never made a GT ute throughout the twentieth century, the best you could hope for was a stock V8 ute optioned up to GS specs. FoMoCo once considered a sporty ute called a Surferoo in 1969, built one out of interest and to test the waters of the youth market but that’s as far as it got. It was left up to individual owners to build their own GT workhorses and Bob’s maroon classic is one such vehicle that copped the treatment. Read More →
Wheel standing salute!
Many of us have our automotive passions influenced at a young age as our undeveloped minds are shaped and warped as the case may be to the desired rides we hope to own one day. Mike Krieger from Ontario, Canada is no exception with his conversion taking place at the start of his adolescence. Mike’s Dad, George has been racing the ¼ mile in Chevys for most of Mike’s young life seeing his son get a first-hand introduction into the automotive entertainment scene. At age 11, Mike met Miss Hurst Shifter, Linda Vaughn (who I’m sure left a lasting impression on many a young males mind including those behind the wheel) and they became lifelong friends. At 14, Linda introduced Mike to Bob Riggle, professional driver of the Hurst Hemi Under Glass wheel stander. This custom racer was a 1968 Plymouth Barracuda with a fuel injected Chrysler Hemi mounted at the rear under the exceptionally large rear window allowing the car to wheel stand for exhibition purposes. Well this might explain the Hemi obsession! The other half of the obsession could be attributed to meeting Bill “Maverick” Golden who raced a red A100 Dodge known as the Little Red Wagon. This cabover pickup was the first wheel standing truck as well as the world’s fastest truck circa 1965. Read More →