Fuel Magazine 17 Now Available

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FM17 started shipping out to subscribers last week, and is now available in our online shop. It will land in Australian newsagents on Monday 4th August, and will go out to our independent resellers this week. Click see below for the full contents.

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Brian Hobough’s autocross Stingray.

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Paul Vanzella’s custom Zocchi Dodge.

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The art of Holographic Hammer.

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Craig Metros’ A Model hot rod.

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Luke Ray’s Porsche 914 project.

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Graeme Raper’s Don Oresco built ’32 Tudor.

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Tales from the MOON archives.

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Leon McKay’s Triumph Tiger.

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Dean Wallan’s Topolino Altered.

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The art of Pavel Islyamov.

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Bob Pankhurst’s custom Riviera.

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Karl Stehn’s custom Bedford project.

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Ian Ross’ 427 Shelby Cobra.

Fuel Magazine Navy Tee

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In conjunction with the release of issue 17, and our new cap range, we also have a new navy Fuel Magazine tee available. Hand screen printed in Melbourne on to a top quality AS Colour base tee. Click through to order.

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Fuel Magazine Caps

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Adding to our Tank Moto Snapbacks that we released a few weeks ago, we now have a full range of Fuel Magazine caps in stock.

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As per the Tank Moto caps, these are all genuine Flexfit Snapback Classics with embroidery done here in Melbourne.

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The colourways on offer are white on black, black on black, white on green and white on maroon.

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And in addition, we have added a black on black to the Tank Moto range. Click through for the full set.

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Navy FUEL Tees

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Our new navy Fuel Magazine shirts have arrived. They, along with some new caps and of course our new issue, will be going up in our online shop within a day or two.

Back Story | The Hotchkis E-Max Challenger

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Emails, emails, emails. There was a point in time, I seem to remember, when receiving an email was a pretty special thing. It was all so new and fresh. There was something cool about that notification that someone had sent you a message through this bizarre new form of contact. Safe to say that now that same notion has been somewhat turned on it’s head, and of the barrage of data that lands in my inbox on a daily basis, only a small fraction of it is what I would call stimulating reading. That ‘special feeling’ has now transitioned to those special emails that stand head and shoulders above the rest.

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5th October, 2010. “Hey, I work with a media agency here in Los Angeles. I just stumbled across Fuel Magazine online an I would love to work with you if you are ever out this way.” It was Elana. Elana works for a PR agency in LA, with some pretty cool automotive clientel on the books. This really made me pay attention. I had been procrastinating for a while about making the first FM trip out to the States to have a look around and spread the word about the magazine. I hadn’t really considered the possibility of being hooked up with some heavy American iron whilst on such a trip, but as it panned out, this is exactly what was going to happen. Forward a few months, and after some more research about a good time to visit the US, a trip was finally locked in to hit Viva Las Vegas in April. That and some extended plans in the L.A. area combined to form the basis of a crazy, fun, amazing two weeks.

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Looking back on my email conversation with Elana, we threw around many ideas over nearly 40 emails to and fro. Company visits and events were coming at me thick and fast, but there was one comment the stuck out above the rest; “We could hook you up with a car for a few hours. What sort of thing are you interested in?”

What do you say to that? I’d spent the previous 34 years amdmiring and lusting after vehciles from all corners of every genre, and now I get a question like that? Given where I was heading for this trip, and the cars that I had started to surround myself with more over the Fuel Magazine years, my answer went back confidently; “Muscle or Mopar. Late 60s/early 70s. It’s got to be tough, loud, and if at all possible, in a lairy paint colour with some period graphics.”

Talk about delivering. “We’ll get you in the Hotchkis E-Max Challenger” was the response. A quick Internet look up, and it was soon aparent that I would be getting everything that I had asked for.. and more. The first search result; Jay Leno doing a burnout in the E-Max. The second; A video of a guy from Hotchkis doing circle work with the car in a parking lot. On top of that, the ‘few hours’ had grown considerably to ‘24 hours’. I had a feeling I was going to enjoy this…

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Read the full story in Fuel Magazine issue 08.

Fuel 17 // The Cover

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Well, half of it anyway. She’s still being bound and wrapped up, so we’ll have some more info later in the week. Subscribe to be first in line.

Coming Soon

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We just sent issue 17 off to the printer yesterday, and now off to Motorex now for a full on weekend. We’ll have a new issue for ya in about a week.