The July issue of SM is on sale tommorrow and includes a tribue to the late, great Carroll Shelby. As a bonus, we've also put a classic shot of the man and three of his mighty Cobras on the poster. Enjoy!
We are enjoying exploring our vanning heritage at the moment in SM. The current issue has a Six Pack of famous vans from back in the day and next issue we'll devote a feature to one of the most famous vans of the era - one that somehow was never featured in Van Wheels, Street Machine or any other mag for that matter. Thanks to Simon Major for the detective work.
Jimmy Barter provided the names: "The FJ Holden custom 'Olde' is Lance Simmers, Dick Bushell's Red '34 5W, Phil Buchanan's Tilted T (at back) and R. Grimshaw's '23 T (under FJ)."
Andrew Parish filled in the rest: "It was taken in 1971, at the Wayville showground in Adelaide for the Adelaide Hot Rod Show."
We featured Dick's coupe (now black and blown) in the 2007 SM Hot Rod Annual and we revealed that Lance's Draggin' Coupe is a alive and well in Street Machine, March 2008. There will also be an interview with Lance in the next Hot Rod Annual, on sale this September.
Reckon you know your hot rod history? The person who gets the closest to naming both the owners and (where appropriate) the cars in these pics will win a copy of The Greatest Movie Car Chases of All Time by Jesse Crosse. Bonus points for naming the year and the place. You've got until Monday 28th, 9.00am and kids, please don't transport your FJ coupes in this amusing fashion, it will end in tears.