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Month: June 2011

SPOTTED – Holden FC ute – King of the Ratters

SPOTTED – Holden FC ute – King of the Ratters

First Published 2011-06-27 At Garage of Awesome, we like ratted cars, but there‘s an art to it. While three cans of matt-black and some flappers may make it a bit of a ratter, the only tried and true method is to get a car then stick in somewhere for 40 years. In the weather and ignore it. As long as they’re good mechanically and don’t leave you stranded while trying to elegantly talk your way through a defect station and…

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GENERAL AWESOME – 4 Most Ridiculous Badge-Engineered Cars to Disgrace the Australian Market

GENERAL AWESOME – 4 Most Ridiculous Badge-Engineered Cars to Disgrace the Australian Market

First published 2011-06-20 Badge engineering is the process of getting a car that already exists and re-branding it. Sometimes, with some clever styling, it can work. Nobody questioned Ford ‘s small and mid-sized Laser and Telstar range, available mainly in the Asia-Pacific region throughout the 1980s and 1990s; they were pretty much Mazdas, 323s and 626s to be precise. They looked different enough to the untrained eye and often that‘s all they need. Sometimes, it‘s more prudent for a large…

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GLEANED – HSV SV1800

GLEANED – HSV SV1800

First published 2011-06-08 Aussie readers will know one thing about the following initials. Regardless of if they are enthusiasts of Holden or Ford, regardless of if they like imports or local cars, modern cars or classics, regardless of almost anything, they will know the initials H.S.V. and they will know, regardless of their allegiance, that HSV equals power. For those not in the know, HSV is the specialist tuner branch of Australia‘s own General Motors arm, Holden. Standing for Holden…

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