24/02/2021

Chubby’s Twin-Turbo VB Rebuild

Chubby’s twin-turbo VB rebuild Story by & photos Ashleigh Wilson It’s been more than a decade since Damien ‘Chubby’ Lowe pulled his notorious tough VB Commodore off the street. Since the first stages of the ground-up rebuild were showcased at MotorEx in 2018, Chubby has been hard at work at Lowe Fabrications working toward the...

19/01/2021

Owen Webb Talks MotorEx​ 2021

Summernats show car judge Owen Webb talks MotorEx 2021 Story & photo's by Ashleigh Wilson Who better to keep us up to date with the latest builds and automotive trends than renowned Summernats judge, Owen Webb. With events like MotorEx, Summernats Rev Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rockynats on the Calendar for 2021, preparations are underway to unveil a...

04/01/2021

Garrett: Featuring Paul Carlsson

Garret - Featuring Paul Carlsson Story & Photos by Michael Turner Paul Carlsson – Garrett: Like many big-name inventions, the turbo wasn’t originally designed merely to be a staple of the modern performance car. With its roots in aviation, re-purposed for commercial vehicles, the turbo eventually found a home in the everyday car. Garrett, the...

22/12/2020

Vibrant Performance

Vibrant Performance - Featuring Aaron Brookes Story by Michael Turner For over 30 years, Vibrant Performance has been one of the largest parts manufacturers in North America. Once they open their brand-new warehouse here in Australia, they aim to do the same right here. Aaron Brookes, from their Australian division caters for...

21/12/2020

Matt Czerny, Vinyl Wraps & Graphics - EH Build

MATT CZERNY, VINYL WRAPS & GRAPHICS - EH BUILD Story & Photo's by Ashleigh Wilson  Matt Czerny from Vinyl Wraps & Graphics made waves when his incredible work on WARBIRD, Castlemaine Rod Shop’s killer XP Falcon, was unveiled to the world.  After winning Best Overall Design at SEMA in 2017 for his realistic war-torn graphics...

15/12/2020

Red Centre NATS Experience 2020

Red Centre NATS 2020 Story and Photos by Ashleigh Wilson Boarding a plane to Alice Springs, camera gear in hand, a sense of excitement and nostalgia quickly set in. The last event I’d photographed was Summernats 33, and after the year we’ve had, that felt like a lifetime ago. As a large part of our nation sat in lockdown, Red CentreNATS was on...

01/12/2020

Herrod Performance

Herrod Performance  Story and Photos by Michael Turner Carroll Shelby. A name revered and known to motoring enthusiasts across the world, but fast forward a few decades, Australia has their own. Rob Herrod, of Herrod Performance is an illustrious figure not only to Ford fans across the country, but to the executives at Ford Motor Company in...

19/11/2020

GTR Fest Featuring Andrew Hawkins

GTR Fest Featuring Andrew Hawkins  Story & Photos by Michael Turner For decades, the GT-R has mesmerised motoring fans across the globe. For Australian diehards, there exists one opportunity to see the best GT-Rs gathered in one place at GT-R Festival. “Essentially, the whole idea is to have the largest gathering of GT-Rs in the...

09/10/2020

Inside Astill Design

Words: Performance Garage Photos: Performance Garage and Astill Design Howard Astill has been turning out show-winners and truly epic street cars of his own for the best part of four decades and doesn’t look like slowing down any time soon. The thing is, building, restoring and modifying exceptionally street machines has only recently...

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