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The Oz Files

Posted by Tom Ford at 9:35 am on Friday May 1, 2009

Here’s a small example of why I love Australia. This is Peter Gray getting artistic with a blown Camaro in one of those deliciously brawny Oz spectacles that involve burnouts and what are termed ‘powerskids’. Next time I’m in Oz I seriously need to get to one of these events. There’s more after the jump…

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Jetsprint boats

Posted by Tom Ford at 11:55 am on Wednesday November 26, 2008

Dig out a channel about two feet deep in a field, fill it with water and throw in a few tiny V8 jetboats with ludicrous turning circles and you have Jetsprint racing. The thing I like about this? It looks particularly odd, and there’s no steering without throttle because jetboats rely on thrust to provide […]

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V8 chainsaw

Posted by Tom Ford at 11:56 am on Monday November 10, 2008

I like power tools. I also like V8s. I love V8 power tools. Wait until the two blokes (it takes two to lift the thing) try and cut the big log. Yes it really does basically fall through the treestump. Alsolute class. CupHolder salutes you and the fact that you have far, far too much […]

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Mr. Muscle’s daily driver

Posted by Tom Ford at 6:10 pm on Tuesday October 7, 2008

There’s something about this car that means that no matter where you get your petrol head fix, it makes your neck hairs stand up and try and lift the back of your head off…

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The League of Lethality

Posted by Tom Ford at 6:00 pm on Tuesday October 7, 2008

Ok, so we all like V8s. And most of us like bars. So why not have a V8 barstool? Sounds like a really funny idea, when you‘re drunk, or on illegal Mexican medication. Until you see the bloke riding this (production) Hoss Fly small block Chevy V8…

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Burnout masterclass

Posted by Tom Ford at 2:08 pm on Tuesday September 30, 2008

Burnouts? If you want to do them properly, then you need to talk to this chap. Though if you wait until 27 seconds in, you’ll know why I think this bloke is God, and his Blown 440 wagon is Saint Peter of the Burning Hoops… Seriously, there’s car control here, and he’s moving at a […]

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