Tracking down content for Street Machine leads us to all kind of interesting places, like this shed belonging to a veteran Aussie hot rodder. As you can see, there's a whole bunch of cool goodies to be found. That's why we take along a gun photographer like Peter Bateman, to make sure we get the very best shots to run in the mag.
This is our Chief Sub Editor, Adam Morrissey. It is Adam's job to make sure our team of talented writers get their work in on time...and then to make them look even more fantastic by polishing their stories into shiny perfection. He also pens his own yarns and takes a pretty damn good photo too. We asked him a few questions to see what makes him tick:
Mitsubishi Pajero, 1999 NL model. Got a few extras — radio, snorkel, bullbar, driving lights, that kind of thing.
My nan’s old 1969 Austin 1300. Loved it.
Most recent mod to your car?
Does selling the mud tyres I no longer use count as a mod?
Best time in a car? That involves a grid girl, a boring traffic jam and some impromptu relaxation.
Worst? Phoning home to tell Dad I’d crashed a company car from his work. Technically, I wasn’t supposed to be driving it.
Top driving song? Muse, Plug In Baby.
Quickest land-based vehicle you've even been in? 202mph on a turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa. Verified by datalogging, not the speedo.
When did you last throw up?
Oooh, it’s been a while but most memorably reasonably recently on a mate’s sister’s bedroom floor. And no, Gavin, nothing was happening. Nor could it have.
Dream job? Photojournalist dodging bullets in wars most people have never heard of until I bring back the story.
Fave SM contrib?
Tough one. Davo — for long car trips and his shots are okay, I guess. Still hate him, though.
Most visited websites?
www.kenrockwell.com — just got sent it recently and it’s full of excellent real-world photography tips and advice.
www.muse.mu — because I just love this band.
www.sniffpetrol.com — takes the piss out of everything that needs it in the motoring world. Bit Pom-biased but it’s a Pom site.
So......... there you go. And to reward you for making it this far, we've got a copy of Classic Australian Touring Car Races Vol.3 up for grabs, thanks to the good people at Chevron. Featured on the disc is the 1978 Sandown 400, some action from AIR in '72 and the '68 Tasman Series from Warwick Farm. Jean-creaming stuff this, with skinny tyres, cigarette advertising and no safety cars buggering things up. Wanna own it? Leave a comment listing your favourite Touring Car moment of all time. Best response by Friday morning wins!