Street Machine Magazine December 2023
The people have spoken, and the winner of the 2023 Milwaukee Street Machine of the Year award has been decided. Grab the December 2023 issue of Street Machine to find out who took out the richest prize in Aussie street machining!
There’s a bumper crop of feature cars this month, led by Danny Howe’s truly epic XE Falcon, expertly cobbled together in a 10-week pre-Drag Challenge thrash by Riot Lab. To the best of our knowledge, it’s the first twin-turbo Godzilla-powered streeter in the country, and a damn fine one at that.
If you’re into tough turbo V8 streeters but you’re more of a GM guy, get a load of Richard Collins’s HK Prem. It’s packing 1500hp worth of small-block Chevy power, has run in the sevens, and eats Drag Challenge for breakfast.
Speaking of Drag Challenge, this issue of Street Machine contains all the action from Australia’s toughest street car torture test. There was drama aplenty, and the Outright ET record was smashed multiple times, including our first ever six-second pass!
We don’t feature many European cars in SM, but we couldn’t go past Lincoln Stevens’s BMW E30. It boasts show car looks, but it’s built to drive, featuring an ITB-equipped, naturally aspirated bent-eight and three pedals.
Rob Grbavac’s genuine HDT VK Calais Director is an absolute stunner, with perfect bodywork finished in silky black paint, striking Cerulean blue trim and a howling 355ci Holden V8.
Ron Ziessler’s HQ is also Holden-powered, including the highly sought-after VL Walkinshaw twin-throttle EFI inlet manifold. We first featured this car over 20 years ago, and Ron recently resurrected it for the first time since then and brought it along to Meguiar’s MotorEx.
Rounding out the line-up are two cars that are about as far apart on the spectrum as they come – a low, slow and super-cool Impala wagon, and a staunch, twin-turbo Clevo-powered XT Falcon pro streeter!