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Monday, October, 2023

AHR #11

The latest issue of Australian Hot Rodder – #11 – is now in stock and available to order.

Following on from previous issues of AHR this new issue is jam-packed with interesting and informative features accompanied by fantastic photos of iconic Australian hot rods, rodding personalities, and drag racers.

Features included in AHR #11 are:

  • Rod Broberg’s Model A dream.

    Rod Broberg spent more than 20 years collecting the parts to build the flathead-powered Model A coupe of his dreams, but had barely started on it when he sadly passed away. His passing could have spelt the end of the story, but it didn’t. Two of his good mates, Rick Pianta and Ray Charlton, took it on and saw it through to the finish for his widow, Heather, to enjoy.

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  • Ray Davis’ traditionally-styled Model A roadster

    Ray Davis drew inspiration from tradition for his Model A roadster. While the super sweet rod boasts a raft of brand new aftermarket hot rod bits and pieces its style is straight out of the 1950s rodding playbook.

  • The Wilson brothers’ Six Pot Screamer.

    The six-cylinder Holden-powered altered built and raced by Melbourne brothers Ivan and Paull Wilson was one of the winningest rigs on the race track in the 1970s, setting a host of time and speed records, snaring numerous titles, and shattering the 10-second barrier.

  • Bill Tait’s Thunderball.

    With a 27-litre World War 2 Rolls-Royce V12 bomber engine filling it from top to bottom, front to back the sedan dubbed ‘Thunderball’ has to be the most outrageous Holden to ever put rubber to road.

  • John “Chook” Taylor’s beautiful black ’33 coupe.

    John Taylor, aka “Chook”, was a youngster when he caught the hot rodding bug in the 1950s. When he set out to build his ’33 five-window coupe he chose to do it in the style of the rods he remembers from the early days of rodding on the streets of Sydney.

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  • Livin’ the dream

    Alan Murchison has been living the hot rodding dream for more than 70 years since discovering the new and exciting hobby on his way to school way back in the early 1950s. In the years since he has built hot rods, raced them on the speedway, and blazed across the dry lakes of South Australia in a wild twin-engined streamliner.

  • Peter Clara’s timeless Deuce.

    Peter Clara’s Deuce roadster was one of the best rods on the road in the 1950s when it was built by Geoff Sleeth; today it’s one of the most authentic early rods to be found.

  • Parts Pioneer

    Before we had hot rod supermarkets to source our parts local rodders had to rely on men like Jim Veal who was one of the first to get involved in the manufacture of hot rod parts in Australia.

Order your copy of AHR #11 right here or by phone on 0409 705 062 and we’ll have it winging its way to you home in no time at all.


Friday, August, 2023

AHR #11

It’s been a long time coming but we’re excited to report that the latest issue of Australian Hot Rodder – #11 – is currently being printed and is now available to pre-order.

As with past issues of AHR this new issue is jam-packed with interesting and informative features on iconic Australian hot rods, rodders, and drag racers.

Rods featured in AHR #11 are:

  • The late Rod Broberg’s Model A coupe put together by his loyal mates after he passed away.
  • Ray Davis’ super sweet traditionally styled Model A roadster.
  • John “Chook” Taylor’s beautiful black ’33 coupe.
  • The screaming six-pack altered raced with such success by the Wilson brothers in the 1970s.
  • ‘Thunderball’, the outrageous Holden powered by a WW2 bomber engine.
  • The life and times of veteran rodder and racer Alan Murchison.
  • Pioneering parts maker Jim Veale.
  • Peter Clara’s timeless Deuce roadster.

Pre-order your copy of AHR #11 right here or by phone on 0409 705 062 and we’ll have it winging its way to you home as soon as it lands at AHR headquarters.


Thursday, January, 2022

AHR #10

It’s been a long and sometimes frustrating wait, but Issue #10 of Australian Hot Rodder has finally arrived at AHR headquarters and is being shipped out to our pre-order customers as fast as is humanly possible.

We’d like to thank you, our loyal readers who have been more than patient in waiting for AHR #10 to become available.

Like everyone in these difficult times the COVID 19 pandemic has thrown up challenges we have never had to face before.

Limits on movement have meant we haven’t been able to travel to do the stories and photo shoots we would have liked.

Rod runs and shows have been postponed or cancelled, which has limited our ability to catch up and talk to hot rodders, as we like to do.

We, like you, are hoping that 2022 is better than the year just gone, that the problems of COVID 19 will fade from our lives, and we can get on with life as we knew it before the pandemic struck.

Now we have copies of AHR #10 being delivered we can fully turn our attention to AHR #11.

We have been working on AHR #11 for some time now and can reveal some of the content we are working on or have in the planning stage.

  • Rod Hadfield’s ’32 roadster
  • Ray Davis’s sweet Model A roadster
  • John Taylor’s lucky find ’34 coupe
  • The screaming six-pack altered of the Wilson brothers.
  • The Count’ Max de Jersey
  • Wayne Sweeney’s rare ’33 roadster pickup
  • Rod Broberg’s Model A coupe

That’s just a taste of what’s to come. We’ll keep you updated as we get on with it, check out the website for our regular posts.

Without your support it wouldn't be possible to publish AHR at all, so thank you.

If you haven’t ordered your copy of AHR #10 yet, click here or phone the editor, Graham Smith, on 0409 705 062 and we’ll make it happen.


Saturday, November, 2021

AHR #10

It’s taken a long time, too long, but we’re stoked to report that the printing of AHR10 has been completed and it looks great.

Having signed off on the advanced copies we’re now waiting for the production copies to hit town. Hopefully that will be soon…

As soon as they arrive we will be sending them out to all those who have taken up our pre-order offer of $26.95 per issue plus postage. That’s a discount of 10 per cent on the regular retail price.

The pre-order offer is only available for a limited time, so if you haven’t ordered yours yet there’s no time to waste.

AHR#10 is jam-packed with great stories and fab photos on Australian hot rodding, its cars, personalities, racers, and colourful history.

Order your copy here, or phone 0409 705 062.


Thursday, October, 2021

AHR #10

With lockdowns, border closures, curfews, and travel restrictions, Covid has affected everybody in Australia, and the people who bring you Australian Hot Rodder haven’t been immune to the difficulties.

But at last, after what seems an eternity, Australian Hot Rodder #10 has been completed and is now in the hands of our printer.

That means it will soon be available for purchase from our website and selected retailers around the country and in New Zealand.

Boasting 136 full colour, glossy pages packed with the best hot rodding yarns and photography it will surely deliver hours of top reading.

Our cover features Wayne Sweeney’s beautiful flathead- six Model T Tudor that screams the ’50s from every angle.

There’s also Al Fountain’s tough Poly-powered retro Model A coupe, John Lynch’s 427 cubic inch SOHC- motored ’34 roadster, John Hayward and his obsession with ’39 Chevys, Malcolm Church’s wizardry with vintage hot rod engines, Bob Dunn and his blazing blown-altered racer, plus a nostalgic look back at Pakenham, the birthplace of Australian drag racing and hot rodding.

Pre-order your copy now and we’ll give you a 10 per cent discount on the cover price, that’s $26.95 per copy, plus postage.


Sunday, September, 2020


With summer just around the corner the time is perfect to unveil the cool AHR T-shirt.

This great looking T-shirt is made from 100% cotton and features the AHR masthead together with a cool rendering of the AHR Deuce roadster and the iconic V8 emblem.

It comes in white only, and is available in sizes Medium, Large and Extra Large.

Buy one for yourself, or with Christmas fast approaching slip one under the tree as a gift for the hot rodder in your life.

The price is just $40 including speedy delivery right to your door.

Available only as a phone order, so call AHR direct on 0409 705 062 to get yours.


Sunday, September, 2020


First released to celebrate the release of the first issue of Australian Hot Rodder in 2011 the original AHR poster is back as we prepare to mark 10 years of bringing you the best in Australian hot rod reading.

Printed on high quality paper stock the big colourful poster measuring 60 cm x 42 cm features a fabulous shot of the ‘Crimson Pirate’, the stunning nailhead Buick-powered Model A bucket built in the 1960s by Joe Pirotta and Charlie Caruana that graced on the cover of Issue #1 of Australian Hot Rodder.

This collectable poster is perfect for the office, shed, workshop or man cave, and would make a great gift for the hot rodder in your life.

The price is just $18 including speedy delivery to you rolled up in a sturdy tube.

Available only as a phone order, so call AHR direct on 0409 705 062 to get yours.


Tuesday, August, 2020

Sadly, Coronavirus is still with us, and looks like keeping us in lockdown for some time yet.

Normally at this time of year we would be getting ready to hit the road to attend the rod runs, shows and swap meets that in other times would take place in the coming weeks and months.

With events cancelled and state borders closed we can’t get out to meet our readers and connect with those who like to buy AHR directly from us.

While we can’t get out to you we’re still here and getting on with business as best we can in these trying times.

To make it easier we’ve cut the price of AHR while the virus is here.

Normally, the price of a single copy of AHR is $29.95, but for the foreseeable future we’ve reduced it by 25 per cent to just $22.50.


The discounted price not only applies to the latest issue, AHR Number 9, but to all past issues as well, so you can catch up with the latest issue, or on any of the back issues you might have missed.

Not only have we cut the price of AHR, we also discounted the cost of mailing it out to you.

Good old Australia Post charges us $12.20 to send a copy of AHR to you wherever you are in Australia, but we’ve capped the cost of postage to $10. That’s another saving of 18 per cent.

But even better, buy two or more copies of AHR and we’ll send them to you post-free. That’s right we won’t charge you for postage.

To order your copies of AHR Number 9 or any of our great back issues, simply go to and click on the 25%-off button at the top of our home page, or phone 0409 705 062 and we’ll take your order directly over the phone.

The Long Wait is Over AHR #9 is now in Stock

Monday, July, 2020

It’s been a long time coming but the wait is finally over with the arrival of Australian Hot Rodder Issue #9 from the printer.

AHR #9

Since its arrival we’ve been flat out packing and posting copies pre-ordered by our loyal readers, and the feedback we’ve received has been positive and enthusiastic.

AHR #9 is jam-packed with great features and stunning photography of a selection of new and older Australian hot rods, plus features on drag racing and hot rodding art.

The cover story tells the tale of a channelled ’32 roadster built in the mid-1960s by Queensland rodder, Gary Wright, right through to its stunning rebirth by NSW Central Coast rodder, Michael Morris.

Our telling covers the initial build by Wright, the 1970s rebuild by George Kotevich, and all of the owners before Morris stumbled over it and decided to faithfully restore it the Wright way.

There’s plenty more in AHR #9, like the Sedoupe show star from the 1960s, plus Glen Rewell’s stunning creations crafted from old lawn mower parts, ‘Flat Out’ Frankie Robinson’s adventures at the wheel of his Model A roadster, Keith Stamp’s love of hot rodding and historic racing, ‘Wild Man’ Jim Walton’s time at the wheel of a Fuel Altered drag racer, Rob Hoskins love of early Fords, and Rob Carroll’s classic Deuce highboy roadster.

All of that at the special discount of 25% off the regular cover price while the Covid 19 pandemic is with us.

The 25% discount also applies to all back issues of AHR #9 which makes it a great time to pick up any past issues you’ve missed out on.

Order your copy now! Click here, or phone 0409 705 062.

AHR #9 Coming Soon

Monday, March, 2020

AHR #9

Packed with great features and stunning photography on new and nostalgic rods and customs.

– Michael Morris’ beautiful recreation of Gary Wright’s ’60s era channelled Deuce roadster.

– One of the show sensations of the ’60s, the Sedoupe lives! We track it down.

– In its 60s years as a rod Rob Carroll’s ’32 highboy roadster has been witness to every trend in hot rodding.

– Keith Stamp has fought back from a stroke and continues to be active in hot rodding and historic racing.

– Frankie ‘Flatout’ Robinson has always lived and loved life in the fast lane.

– After years as a radical hot rodder Rob Hoskins turned restorer to preserve the early Fords he loved so much.

– Mower man Glen Rewell turns trash into hot rodding treasure.

– The Fuel Altereds were the clowns of drag racing in the 1970s. We revisit the wild tyre smoking antics of Jim Walton.

Order your copy now! Click here, or phone 0409 705 062.

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