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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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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…

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…

2 min.
spit and polish

31 JAN-02 FEB, BATHUST, NSW Bathurst 12 Hour, Mt Panorama Circuit.Visit bathurst12hour.com.au. 31 JAN-02 FEB, MORUYA, NSW South Coast Nostalgia Hot Rod & Custom Run, Riverbreeze Holiday Park. Call Lee 0419 845 890 or email southcoastnats@bigpond.com. 01 FEB, KANIVA, VIC Car & Bike Show, Kaniva Recreation Reserve. Email kanivacarbikeshow@outlook.com. 02 FEB, SWANPOOL, VIC Swanpool Motor Festival, Albert Heaney Oval, 2426 Midland Hwy. Call Ross 0417 351 304 or email rcoles49@gmail.com. 02 FEB, BACCHUS MARSH, VIC David Calleja Memorial Show, Maddingley Park. Call Nadine pm 0431 444 920 or email nadineh@djhs.org.au. 02 FEB, BERKELEY, NSW Autorama Illawarra Car & Bike Charity Show, East Berkeley Sports Club. Call Giovanni 0418 966 323. 06-08 FEB, KATANNING, WA Kaos In The Country burnout event, Katanning Speedway, Forrest Hill Rd. Search Facebook for more info or email kirstymccormick98@hotmail.com. 08 FEB, BODDINGTON, WA Boddington Street Machine & Motor Show, Boddington Football…