Drag News Magazine #25 is now available, with the theme for this month's issue being 'unique'.
The team have brought together some of the strangest drag racing vehicles from around the country and takes an up close look at the passion of the owners and what has sent them in these weird and wonderful directions.
The cover is taken by the Sciacca family's Supercharged Outlaws Lamborghini, a vehicle that generates comments like no other. Some love it, some hate it, but in reality it is just one badass hot rod with a family who love to race.
Drag News Magazine editor Luke Nieuwhof said it was a close choice between the Sciaccas and and Phil Penny's genre-bending Honda S600 for the cover.
“With a turbocharger that is almost as big as the car itself, Phil Penny's 2JZ-powered classic is all about having fun,” he said. “And that is really the common theme here. All these owners love their vehicles and standing out from the crowd.”
Norbert Claite's Jaguar is as sleek as you will see a drag car and combined with gorgeous paint it makes for one of the neatest cars on track in the west.
Speaking of the west, the Drag News team also ventured out to the Bindoon Dirt Drags to see one of the craziest eighth mile stretches in Australia.
“We haven't covered any dirt drags before but when the hard top season gets quiet in WA that is when the dirt season takes off and there is a dedicated group of racers who follow the events around the State.”
Meeting reports feature from Gulf Western Oil Nitro Thunder and the ANDRA Grand Finals at Adelaide, along with plenty more from Willowbank, Perth and Mildura, while historian Lex Swayn looks back on the original Winternationals ahead of the 50th running of the great event.
“Everyone is looking forward to the 50th running of the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals and we will be there to cover the event as it deserves to be covered,” Nieuwhof said.
“We're really looking forward to catching up with everyone there and if you think you have an interesting story that needs telling, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.”
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