SM Hot Rods #11 is one sale now! There is something for everyone inside, including: * The Eddie's Chop Shop twin turbo '34 coupe * Tracy Ahrens's '27 roadster * Chub Townsend's big block '36 tudor * The Lonestar Roundup * The speed secrets of the Fabulous Hudson Hornet * The Shell Trackburner * Justin Hills's ATOM * Tony Younis's evil '48 Anglia * Hollye Baltus's '27 roadster * The art of Robert Williams * Mat Egan's sled * The speed secrets of the Moore's Missile FJ * Greg Love's coupe * Andrew McLeod * The Woodward Roadster * Norm McCormack's '34 coupe * The amazing story of the Proud American rocket car * Big L Chop Chop's trucky * The Lil' Horny Devil Norman-blown dragster * The Dirty Love Show * Allisa and Kammo's Morry chop and more!
The whole set, look out for bigger and better next year.
A big thanks to Sonia Blaskovic, Gavin Morrison, Martin Vine, Chris Andrew & Robin Austin for making it look amazing; to Peter Bateman, Easton Chang, Chris Thorogood, Guy Bowden & Simon Davdison for the killer cover shots and to Boris Viskovic, Simon Major, James Stewart, Sam Vodic, Chester Meridth, Dave Cook, Craig Parker and Paul Kelly for helping me write the damn things!
There is a neat feature in the new issue on Adelaide's infamous Kustom Kulture Weekender, this year featuring the 50th Anniversary of the Monarchs Hot Rod Club. Here are a few of Guy Bowden's shots that didn't make the mag:
My favourite ride of this year's Tug (a little rod run at Stanwell Tops, NSW) was Laurie Bellette's 1938 Ford COE. The truck runs a C20 chassis and small-block Chev combo for many effortless miles of cruising.
We get a lot of neat photos taken for us each year, but my favourite of 2010 was Thomas Wielecki's shoot of the Scro Brother's stunning A-V8, taken only days before the location (the old Meadow Lea factory in Sydney's inner West) was demolished. Probably my favourite hot rod of the year too.