Australian Hot Rodder #5 has landed and is now available
for sale. On the cover we feature Mark Koster’s stunning
bare metal ’34 Plymouth coupe.
Mark Koster had ideas of painting his rare Hemi-powered
’34 Plymouth coupe in gold metalflake, but it looked so
good in bare metal that he decided to leave it that way.
The eye-popping result is there for all to see in our
No one has done more in hot rodding than Eddie Ford.
After discovering hot rodding in the 1950s Eddie built his
first hot rod, a ’34 Ford coupe, then travelled to the other
side of the world to hot rodding’s heartland in the 1960s
where he met many of the legendary figures of American
Mike Davidson was a teenager when he was attracted to
salt lake racing and the idea of being the fastest in the
world. His quest is to be the fastest ever flathead racer
with his twin-flathead V8-powered streamliner that is being
dialled in to go better than 300 mph.
Kathleen Alldrick dreamt of driving a ’32 Ford coupe, but
husband Steven reckoned a Tudor would be more
practical for a young married couple with plans for a
family. Steven built the sweet Tudor the way he believed
Henry Ford would have done it.
Charlie Pirotta spent 30 years transforming his ’56
Customline into a dazzling piece of rolling artwork. Night
after night he would work away in his shed crafting the
hundreds of pieces of polished, chromed and bejewelled
adornments that make his car such a unique custom.
Watching American Graffiti with his daughter Jane
inspired Peter Leech to build a car in the image of John
Milner’s classic movie car, but do it better.
Peter Eames has never bothered about the badge on the
cars he’s chosen to turn into hot rods. We track the build
and life of the ‘Green Hornet’, one of our most enduring
hot rods, the ’34 Chev bucket Eames built in the 1960s.
More than 50 years ago South Australian Bill Wickes took
a solid old Model A roadster and turned it into a hot rod.
It’s just as appealing today as it was in the 1960s.
In the 1970s Neville Anderson endured dirt, dust,
breakdowns and crashes in his ’34 Ford coupe just to get
to the Narrandera Nationals from his Perth home. Despite
the trials and tribulations of a long life on the road Neville’s
coupe is still going strong.
There was no drag strip in South Australia in 1962 when
Alf Mullins and Ian Bell built their blown Chrysler rail and
lifted drag racing to a new level of performance. The
arrival of the Mullins and Bell rail inspired drag racing
legend Eddie Thomas to greater heights of performance.
The first national drag racing titles were held at
Fishermens Bend in Melbourne 50 years ago and a young
Melbournian driving a six-cylinder Holden-powered rail
beat all comers to emerge the winner.
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