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Street Machine

Street Machine

February 2020

Street Machine is the country’s biggest selling, most widely read and most respected modified car magazine. Combining great photography with accurate, expert coverage of the Aussie modified car scene and in-depth technical features, Street Machine celebrates Australia’s passion for older cars, V8s and the lifestyle that surrounds them.

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Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bauer Media Pty Ltd
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12 Issues

In this issue

3 min.
telfo

HOW was Summernats? It’s a question I field multiple times in the days and weeks after each year’s instalment of Australia’s biggest horsepower party, but this year the query had an extra edge. And fair enough – large parts of the country were dealing with appalling bushfires and it was widely reported that Canberra had the worst air quality in the world on the Thursday of the event. Temperatures hit an all-time record for the city of 44 degrees on the Saturday – how would over 2000 entrants and some 100,000 punters over four days cope in those conditions? As it turns out, incredibly well. The Street Machine Summernats team had been preparing for months to mitigate the heat, erecting new shade structures throughout the site and bringing in extra misting…

1 min.
street machine

EDITOR Simon Telford LIGHTNING MCSCOTTY Scott Taylor ART Leah Gionis, Povi Pullinen FEATURES EDITOR Andrew Broadley SUB-EDITORS Brett Collingwood, Matt Reekie, Jenny Valentish WEB MASTERS Mary Lee, Tim Kennington, Jade Pummeroy CARNAGE CO-PILOT Kian Heagney LORD OF TIKTOK Paul Cronin NZ-BOUND Jack Houlihan CHAMPION CONTRIBUTORS Mark Arblaster, Chad Atkinson, Troy Barker, Tim Bartrop, Victor Bray, Keith Burgan, Carly Dale, Ed Day, John Doig, Nathan Duff, Trevor Edmond, Matthew Everingham, Peter Flint, Kian Heagney, Mitch Hemming, Ben Hosking, Luke Hunter, Jack Houlihan, Nathan Jacobs, Kevin Johns, Iain Kelly, Bob Kotmel, Sean Lander, Jordan Leist, Simon Major, Shawn McCann, Tim McCormack, Tas McMillan, Craig Parker, Nathan Ponchard, Michelle Porobic, Shaun Tanner, Chris Thorogood, Steve Titcumb, Toast Graphics, Glenn Torrens, Noel Tuckey, Boris Viskovic, Ashleigh Wilson COVER SHOT Ben Hosking COMMERCIAL CONTENT DIRECTOR Matthew Rice (02) 9263 9706, mrice@bauer-media.com.au NSW SALES MANAGER Joseph Lenthall (02) 8114 9421, jlenthall@bauer-media.com.au VICTORIAN SALES MANAGER Kim Simonsen (03) 9567 4311 QUEENSLAND SALES MANAGER Todd Anderson 0409…

3 min.
coyote v8 power for ranger raptor

WE’VE been fortunate enough to nab the keys to a number of Ranger Raptors in the past couple of years, and we can confirm they’re beaut things. The flagship model of one of the bestselling utes on the market has the looks and off-road ability expected of the Raptor nameplate, but there’s always been one major problem with it: guts. While Ford Australia went to town redesigning the Ranger for Raptor duty, with chassis upgrades, raised suspension, Fox Racing shocks, a specific Baja off-roading mode, bigger wheels and tyres, and even a mean widebody, they neglected to bump up the power. The Raptor got stuck with the same 210hp, twin-turbo 2.0L diesel four-banger and 10-speed auto that the rest of the Ranger utes are slung with. While that may be fine…

1 min.
hot gossip

SMOTY PARTY THE SM crew kicked off the New Year in style at the annual Valvoline SMOTY shindig. Held on the Thursday night of the ’Nats, it was a prime opportunity for a chinwag and a few frosty ones with the industry’s movers and shakers. Most importantly, we officially bestowed the honour of Street Machine Of The Year upon Matthew Morgillo and his killer HQ Statesman, and handed over a $20,000 cheque from our besties at Valvoline. Check out all the frivolity on page 174 of this issue. BROCKING FOR A CAUSE WINNING a freshly completed VL Brock tribute would no doubt be a pretty swell feeling, but what’d be even better is knowing the money raised went to a good cause. The team and inmates at Junee Correctional Centre have again built…

2 min.
green light

AT THIS year’s Valvoline SMOTY VIP party (see page 174 for the full story), the 2020 Laurie Starling Scholarship for Innovation and Excellence in Automotive Fabrication was awarded to the motivated and talented Jasmine ‘Jazzy’ Green. Given what the 25-year-old mini-truck enthusiast has already achieved while working from her back shed, we can’t wait to see how her talent grows throughout the scholarship. Jazzy not only fabricates metal panels from scratch, but she has also turned her hand to spray painting, mechanical and electrical. “The only thing I don’t know how to do is trim,” Jazzy says. “I love metal – that’s my favourite – but I want to learn motor trimming, as it’s a new field.” It’s all part of Jazzy’s larger plan: “My partner Michael has started Woza’s Fabrication, so…

5 min.
jeremy schoch

JEREMY Schoch’s AP6 Valiant addiction started 20 years ago when the Brisbanite was 19. In a scene straight out of He Died With a Felafel in His Hand, there was a magazine nestled on the bachelor-pad coffee table amongst the 45 empties and stack of 50 pizza boxes that had an AP6 on the cover. “I just loved the shape and had to have one,” Jeremy says. “Most of the other young enthusiasts at the time were doing up Commodores and Falcons, but I like to stand out from the crowd.” He’s now owned over 20 AP6s, and it’s even rubbed off on his brother Adrian, who can lay claim to a sedan and ‘Canadian’ wagon of his own. 01: THE AP6 that started it all. Bruce Clavell’s beautiful blue AP6…