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News Issue 32

News Issue 32

History was made on January 10th when the 1968 Bullitt Mustang – the actual ‘hero’ car, driven by Steve McQueen in the iconic film – went across the block at the Mecum auction in Kissimmee, Florida.

News Issue 31

News Issue 31

Easily the biggest news story of the last month has to be Andy Frost and the Red Victor 3 team, who went back out to Bahrain to try to crack that elusive five-second mark. Not only did they crack it; they blitzed it, with a 5.87. Not bad for an ...

News Issue 30

News Issue 30

The show season may be over, but it’s not dead yet. If you hurry, you could join the Bagshot Breakfast Meet’s 8th Annual Christmas Toy Run, on December 8th. Meet up at 9am at Pine Ridge Golf Club, Camberley GU16 9NX, followed by a noon cruise to Frimley Park Hospital’s ...

News Issue 29

News Issue 29

Streetfighters UK have found a new, long-term home for their eighth-mile no-prep drags, at Deenethorpe Airfield, near Corby (NN17 3AN), a spit away from Rockingham. The first meeting will be over the weekend of November 2nd-3rd, there’s camping available, on-site snack bar and burger van, and racing until 9pm on ...

News Issue 28

News Issue 28

Stampede On September 10th, Mustang owners from all over Europe gathered together at Ford’s Lommel Proving Ground in Belgium to set a new world record for the most Ford Mustangs in a single parade. Examples of all years of Mustang were brought from all across the continent – including a large UK contingent – for the ...

News Issue 27

News Issue 27

Tyred And Emotional At Brands Hatch’s American Speedfest, some of the Street Machine Street’n’Strip Display entered the daily burnout contest, sponsored by Nankang Tyres UK. The winner was Colin Theobald in his gorgeous ’69 Camaro, Bruce. Colin is, of course, the voice of Santa Pod, so, at the Mopar Euronationals, he was presented with his prize: ...

News Issue 26

News Issue 26

Six Maniac Andy Bond scored a massive milestone in TopSpeed Street Eliminator history in June’s Summer Nationals at Santa Pod – the UK’s first Street Eliminator six! He ran a 6.999 at 210mph, and that’s in mandated street trim – treads, silencers, no wheelie bars and on pump fuel. Well done Andy and the whole Ugly ...

News Issue 25

News Issue 25

Street Smart Last issue, I mentioned that the Street Machine Shootout would be taking place at the No Prep Nationals North, at East Leeds Airport, on Saturday, June 29th. The whole event has since been cancelled, unfortunately, but the Nomad Street Racer Shootout is still going ahead, on Saturday, July 27th, at Elvington! With just a few short ...

News Issue 24

News Issue 24

History For Sale Are you up to owning a genuine slice of hot rod history? Revenge, the famous (and star-studded) T-Bucket is up for sale. It was bought and painstakingly restored before being re-debuted almost 10 years ago by Roger Fulker. Sadly, Roger is no longer with us, and Revenge has spent the last few years ...

News Issue 23

News Issue 23

Run To The Fun We’re celebrating our 40th birthday, but we’re a wee baby compared with the NSRA’s mighty Fun Run, which celebrates its 47th anniversary this year! It’s happening over the weekend of June 14th to 16th at Rutland Showground, near Oakham. The gates open at 9am, then it’s time to ...

News Issue 22

News Issue 22

Life Begins… This Good Friday, pause for a moment and raise a glass – April 19th, 1979, was the day the first ever issue of Street Machine went on sale. Supposedly the most expensive magazine launch in Europe to date, that May 1979 issue was heralded by print ads and even ...

News Issue 21

News Issue 21

Class Act Lucas Oil UK has launched a roadshow for schools to grab the attention of young people. Launched in January, the Lucas Oil Roadshow for Schools has been conceived and established by two UK drag racers who are currently sponsored by the Lucas Oil brand: Tony Betts, owner and driver of the Venom Racing Team ...

News Issue 20

News Issue 20

Stock Star The 1997 F1 World Champion, Jacques Villeneuve, will be a star addition to the line-up for American SpeedFest 7 at Brands Hatch on June 1st-2nd, following confirmation that he will race full-time in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in 2019. Villeneuve, also a former Indy 500 and CART winner, will compete with the ...

News Issue 19

News Issue 19

Happy New Year! We’d like to wish a very happy 2019 to all of you, from all of us here at Street Machine. May it bring you health, wealth and happiness, and please stay sober at the wheel during party season. Don’t be a statistic; just think how much your driving ...

News Issue 18

News Issue 18

A New Year Turn to page 92 and you’ll see that there are plenty of 2019 show and race dates in already. There are a couple of changes afoot, too. First, the 26th Mopar Euronationals muscle extravaganza has moved by a weekend – it’s now on the weekend of August 2nd-4th. ...

News Issue 17

News Issue 17

Tee Time Did you realise that next year marks 40 years since Street Machine originally launched? There’ll be more about that later, but here’s a sneak preview of the all-new, limited edition 40th Anniversary tee. Golden Bullitt Talking of anniversaries, October 17th marked 50 years since the movie Bullitt received its US ...

News Issue 16

News Issue 16

Burt Reynolds 11.2.1936 – 6.9.2018 Rain Street At time of going to press, Hot Rod Drag Week is in full flow, passing through Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee and back to Georgia. Unfortunately, a less welcome visitor to those states at the same time is Hurricane Florence… Check out Tom Bailey, on the road ...

News Issue 15

News Issue 15

Rockin-gone Just as this mag went to press, it was announced that Rockingham Motor Speedway is to close its doors at the end of this season. It has been bought by the car storage company that already leases much of Rockingham’s acreage of car parks, and the track will be mothballed; ...

News Issue 14

News Issue 14

Transatlantic Toons Would you believe that the latest regular contributor to America’s Gasser Magazine is none other than our very own The Drag Strip artiste, Colin Hardy! Well done, Colin, and well deserved. Best-Laid Plans While we’re in an artistic frame of mind, we were extremely impressed by these renders of Wild & ...

News Issue 13

News Issue 13

Tom McEwen Tom “the Mongoose” McEwen, one of the most iconic figures in drag racing history, died on June 10th. He was 81. He began racing stockers at the California strips in the early Fifties, progressing via Gas coupes, Altereds, Gas and Fuel dragsters to Funny Cars and Top Fuel. The ‘Mongoose’ ...

News Issue 12

News Issue 12

It’s A Date In last issue’s Aussie special, I mentioned that the Vauxhall Heritage Centre’s open day was happening on June 18th. I don’t know where I imagined that date from – that’s a Monday, for heaven’s sake. The correct date is June 10th, from 10am. Sorry about that. Shelby Back Just as ...

News Issue 11

News Issue 11

The Art Of Custom There’s a special summer exhibition coming to Beaulieu this year, and it’s dedicated to Britain’s best-known and best-loved kustomiser, Andy Saunders. The display should include seven or eight of Andy’s creations from over the years, and while the final line-up has yet to be decided, there should ...

News Issue 10

News Issue 10

Goodbye NASC After the National Association of Street Clubs’ AGM at the end of last year, it was agreed that the situation was serious enough to warrant an extraordinary general meeting in mid-February. At this meeting, they discussed the general downturn in club membership, increased costs and falling attendances at shows, ...

News Issue 9

News Issue 9

All Hail Henry Recently, we ran a little poll to find everyone’s favourite Street Machine feature car from 2017. Around half the respondents voted across a broad spread of cars, which was nice to see; however, the odds were very short indeed on one particular car, and we weren’t disappointed – ...

News Issue 8

News Issue 8

The Late, Late Show You may have noticed that the January issue was pretty late to the newsagents’ shelves. This was because of a rather major unforeseen and unavoidable incident in mid-December that led to the magazine missing its print slot before the printers closed for Christmas. You may also have ...

News Issue 7

News Issue 7

Two-Ton-Up In early November, Chevrolet unveiled the new Corvette ZR1 in Dubai. Its 6.2-litre, supercharged LT5 motor delivers a whopping 755bhp and 715ft.lb. of torque, making it the most powerful production ‘Vette ever, by a fair margin, and drives through a seven-speed manual or eight-speed auto ‘box, the first time a ...

News Issue 6

News Issue 6

Hay Ho, Let’s go A recent announcement from the organisers of the Hot Rod Hayride stated: “Having listened to your feedback and after much discussion with The Detonators and our many helpers, we all feel it will be impossible to deliver a really first-rate Hayride at Headcorn in the future due ...

News Issue 5

News Issue 5

Big Guns Vauxhall Heritage has a large stand at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show. It’s just as well, as they’re bringing some huge cars for the Luton Goes Large display, including a Big Six BXL limousine, a trio of Crestas, a Royale coupe and a Lotus Carlton; street machines, ...

News Issue 4

News Issue 4

Strip VIPs At the recent NSRA Hot Rod Drags, Mark had a couple of visitors at the Serck Motorsports stand – none other than Ken and Chris, owner and global sales rep respectively at FITech. Serck Motorsports are, of course, stockists and distributors of FITech’s impressive range of modern, retrofittable fuelling ...

News Issue 3

News Issue 3

Cover Yourself We’ve teamed up with Industry & Supply, purveyors of top-quality and painfully cool T-shirts, to bring you a strictly limited series of top-notch Tees starring Street Machine cover cars. These shirts are properly printed on quality stock, available in a wide range of sizes and colours, and in standard ...

News Issue 2

News Issue 2

Horses At Sandown There’ll be even more horse power at Sandown Park Racecourse when Buster Lang hosts the return of his ultimate car show on the 5th and 6th August the 5th and 6th. Headlining this year’s show are US celebrities, Steve Darnell and Justin Kramer from hit TV show Welderup, ...

News Issue  1

News Issue 1

Serck It And See Serck Motorsports have become the name in the UK for bespoke cooling systems, but with the addition of their Power & Performance division they can offer plenty more – they stock Sunoco fuels, nitrous, Joe Gibbs Driven oils, Auto Meter gauges and more. For instance, you don’t want ...