Street Machine – August 2023
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DAY, and thanks for picking up the August issue of Street Machine Magazine. There are some incredible cars in this month’s mag, not the least of which being Adam and Kelly Rogash’s epic new Mk1 Capri, STRIPSHOW (p.26). The twin-turbo big-block monster created quite a stir when it was unveiled at Meguiar’s MotorEx earlier this year following a frantic six-month build.
Lightweight, with plenty of tyre under it and certainly no shortage of horsepower, the Capri is a purpose-built drag-and-drive weapon with parallel fuel systems for both pump fuel and methanol, a full interior, and the ability to quickly and easily bypass the 98mm turbochargers for making the road miles at Drag Challenge. Since MotorEx, the crew has had the car to
Heathcote for some eighth-mile licks to refine the chassis side of things, before dragging it from Melbourne to Sydney for Grudge Kings. After a wild mid-track wheelie in testing, the Capri went on to reel off a 7.00@191mph on its first full pass, promptly followed by a 6.91@199mph.
I was there to see it happen, and I don’t mind telling you that it was impressive. There’s only a handful of six-second street-driven cars in the country, so to land there so early on in the car’s development (and with a shit-ton of horsepower left in reserve) bodes very well for the future.
While Adam is yet to prove the Capri’s streetcar chops at Drag Challenge, he’s eager to do exactly that this year. With no fewer than four past DC competitors now armed with proven six-second-capable cars, and the new, state-ofthe- art Tailem Bend strip added for the 2023 event in October, maybe we’ll hand out our first six-second hat at DC this year!
With that being said, if you prefer blowers over turbos, you’ll no doubt enjoy Ray Elia’s VH Valiant Regal (p.34). It’s a staunch bit of gear, with 543ci of Mopar fat-block up front topped with a shiny 10/71 and Joe Blo EFI injector hat.
And if you’re of the belief that power adders are for people who can’t build engines, then Pat Langdon’s Quey (p.54) might be more your jam. It’s packing 632ci of GM’s finest, and it makes 1000hp and change with no need for artificial aspiration.
In other news, Street Machine Legends Volume Three is out now! On the cover is the late, great Chic Henry smoking out the Summernats burnout pad in his iconic ’62
Impala. While the first two editions of SM Legends focused on the iconic cars of the first and second decades of Street Machine’s history, Volume Three is all about the people who have made the sport what it is today. Among the 40 legends covered are the likes of Rod Hadfield, Victor Bray, Howard Astill, Peter Fitzpatrick and Paul Bennett. Telfo and art director Gavin Morrison delved deep into our archives to turn up some rare – and in some cases neverbefore- seen – imagery. She’s on sale now in all major bookshops, or just scan the QR code below to grab it from our online shop.
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