The four, stunning Meguiar’s Superstars Best of Breed qualifiers from the recent Brisbane Hot Rod and Street Machine Spectacular join the existing six street machines and eight rod rods that have already booked their spot for MotorEx Melbourne, July 19-20.
Competition for those last remaining Meguiar’s Superstars Best of Breed qualifying spots is certainly heating up, as there were a number of killer cars at Brisbane each vying for the two hot rod and two street machine qualifying spots that were up for grabs at this event.
In the end, David and Katrina Martin (1957 Chevrolet BelAir), Lloyd and Brenda Johnston (1928 Ford A-Model Tudor) Sonia and Glen Piggins (1934 Ford Roadster) along with Zane Hau (1970 Plymouth Satellite), each scored one of the coveted invitations to the 2014 Meguiar’s Superstars Best of Breed competition that will be an unmissable feature of MotorEx Melbourne.
Katrina and David Martin: 1957 Chevrolet BelAir
The HOK Trublue Tri-Five Chev of Katrina and David Martin sports a healthy 502 big block Chev that’s housed in a smoothed, sheet-metal engine bay and dressed with Billet Specialties serpentine drive. The grunty mill is backed by a four-speed auto and Currie nine-inch. Under the slick body is a full custom chassis outfitted with Airide suspension and Billet Specialties Daggers at each corner. Inside the there’s a sumptuous, fully-resculptured interior that is swathed in tan leather.
Brenda and Lloyd Johnston: 1928 Ford A-Model Tudor
“It only left the garage twice, once for paint and once for trim,” says Lloyd of his immaculate 1928 Tudor. It’s built around a Stockman Fabrications body, repro-28 rails with a Rod-Tech IRS front end and four-bar rear. It features numerous one-off, hand-made components with a few traditional components like the full-roller 383 SB Chev, which Lloyd also screwed together. The leather interior oozes the same clean, contemporary theme that has been used throughout the rod.
Sonia and Glen Piggins: 1934 Ford Roadster
This stunning, jet black, ’34 roadster utilises a factory Australian steel body along with an original chassis that has been boxed. To give it a more, American, look, Sonia and Glen have incorporated a host of subtle body mods, plus added the Carson top. Its 302 Windsor features Edelbrock heads and inlet manifold, while the 8-inch diff is equipped with full-floating axles. They even went to the trouble of having the original 1934 radiator refurbished to sit in behind the factory, steel grille.
Zane Hau: 1970 Plymouth Satellite
This tough-as Mopar was finished just in time for the Brisbane show. It’s hard to miss the meaty, rear rolling-stock (20×15 Boyd Coddington Furys wrapped in 18-inch-wide M/Ts) and the aggressive rake. Matching the brutal character is a 500-cube, Max Wedge that’s filled with plenty of goodies. Keeping with the pro-street/pro-touring look, the interior features black suede and leather, flat floors, one-piece hood lining, along with a full complement of gauges in a custom dash. At this point, it’s unlikely the Satellite will make Melbourne, “it’s just too hard to make it this year,” says Zane.