Vale Rob Beauchamp

We bid farewell to one of the original icons of the Street Machine world.

We are deeply saddened to hear the news that Rob Beauchamp, a legend in the world of street machining and pro street pioneer, passed away last Wednesday after a courageous two-year battle with cancer.

Rob's legacy began with his tough HK Holden wagon, a car that he raced at Surfers. He gained national attention with his HG Monaro, featured in the Aug/Sept 1982 issue of Street Machine magazine. This car shone at the 5th Street Machine Nationals, winning numerous awards. However, probably the most iconic car, was his incredible pro street Holden VL. 

Rob rocked up to the very first Street Machine Summernats in '88 with a near-new VL Calais featuring a Weldwell Engineering full-tubular, chromoly chassis, race car cage, coilover front end and a coilover, four-link, fully-floating rear end. Rob and his crew dedicated themselves to ensure the car was well-equipped to tackle street duties.

It would start, stop and drive like any normal car. It was built to keep many of the factory creature comforts intact. All the windows still wound up an down. The headlights, blinkers and wipers all worked just as the factory intended.

Rob’s influence on the Pro Street scene is undeniable. His cars embodied the essence of street machining. Rob will be remembered for his contributions to the car community and his passion for pushing the boundaries of our sport. Rest in peace, Rob.


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