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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 – 3 Awesome Second Fiddle Movie & TV Cars

GENERAL AWESOME – 3 Awesome Second Fiddle Movie & TV Cars

First published 2011-05-30  K.A.R.R. – Knight Rider  1982 While K.I.T.T. was everybody ‘s favourite 1982 sentient robotised boy-scout Pontiac Firebird that spent its days ferrying about an extremely blow-dried David Hasselhoff from one big-haired 1980’s booty call to another, K.A.R.R. was quietly brewing up unadulterated evil. In a story closely mirrored six years later by Star Trek: TNG’s story arc featuring Data the android and his evil, earlier prototype ‘brother ‘, Lore, KITT is found to be the second, improved…

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GLEANED – Holden HB Torana 4-door

GLEANED – Holden HB Torana 4-door

First published 2011-05-21  The HB Torana has long been overlooked as a genuine classic. Perhaps it is the perception that they are merely a badge-engineered HB Vauxhall Viva. Perhaps it is the less-than-enthusiastic 1.2 litre motor. Perhaps it is the fact that with each successive model after the HB, the Torana was given more and more powerful engines, culminating in a 5044cc V8 that could turn asphalt to dust. Perhaps it is because of all these things but it‘s not…

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GLEANED – Brock Director – Epic Body kit Action

GLEANED – Brock Director – Epic Body kit Action

First published 2011-04-07 While we’re all for affordable machinery in our Gleaned section, this one was too good to pass up. Peter Brock was, broadly speaking, the most Awesome Man in Australia. He could drive the wheels off anything you put him in, ran a hugely successful, factory-endorsed business selling new cars through authorised Holden dealers and maintained the best hair on the Australian motor racing circuit, regardless of his age:                His warm public…

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GENERAL AWESOME – Freak show – Holden Prototype One – 1946

GENERAL AWESOME – Freak show – Holden Prototype One – 1946

First published 2011-03-26 We love a good freak show here at Garage of Awesome, so it is with fondness that we dedicate a few bytes to the King of Australian automotive freak shows, the Holden Prototype One. “Ole Number One”, oft revered as the first Holden, sat on display in the National Motor Museum for many years. But Ole Number One was not the first Holden; just the first PRODUCTION Holden. And even then conjecture exists that it was the…

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