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Rod Foote's 1932 Ford roadster of Australia.
Darrol Finger's 1934 Ford 5-Window Coupe of Wantirna in Victoria, Australia.
Darryl Harvey's 1934 Ford Roadster of Melbourne, Australia.
Ray Ellis' 1934 Ford 5-window coupe of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The build was started in 1966, and completed in 1972.
Justin Hocking's 1951 Ford Coupe of Melbourne, Australia. Originally owned by California customizer Johnny Miranda in 1980s, the car was sold to Australia in 2015. Rumored to be an old Barris Kustom, it came with a Certificate of Authenticy signed by George Barris.

Australia has a long and rich hot rod history. Many people tend to compare old Australian hot rods with East Coast American built hot rods of the 1950s and 1960s. The first Australian hot rods were often unchopped and channeled. They were also powered by Flathead Ford V-8 engines as that was what they had avaiable at the time.[1]


As Ford Customlines, Mainlanes and trucks powered by the Y Block Ford were sold in considerable numbers through the 1950s, the move to overhead engines gained pace in Australia in the 1960s. Chevrolet cars and trucks sold in Australia in the 1950s were almost all powered by inline six cylinder engines. When Y block powered cars became available in the second hand market, they became the hot rodders number one choice. The first Chevrolet V-8's weren't sold until 1961, so they didn't become available until the late 1960s and the early 1970s.[1]


Hot Rods of Australia

The Milthorpe Special
Roger Griss' 1928 Chrysler Coupe
Jack O'Neill's Ford Model A Tudor
Jack O'Neill's Ford Model A Sports Coupe
Phil Williams' Ford Model A Sports Coupe
Barry Kennedy's 1930 Ford Model A Sports Coupe
Gary Wright's 1932 Ford Roadster
Glenn Tronc's 1932 Ford Tourer
Jack O'Neill's 1932 Ford Roadster
Robert Lane's 1932 Ford Roadster
Rod Foote's 1932 Ford Roadster
Darrol Finger's 1934 Ford 5-Window Coupe
Darryl Harvey's 1934 Ford Roadster
Jack O'Neill's 1934 Ford 5-Window Coupe
Jack O'Neill's 1934 Ford Sedan
Jack O'Neill's 1934 Ford Roadster
Ray Ellis' 1934 Ford 5-Window Coupe
Colin Jacka's 1935 Ford 5-Window Coupe
Jack O'Neill's 1936 Ford Phaeton


Custom Cars of Australia

Justin Hills' 1949 Buick
Justin Hocking's 1951 Ford Coupe
Shane Monopoli's 1955 Buick
Mario Colalillo's 1959 Cadillac - WildCad
Justin Hills' 1960 Dodge


Hot Rod and Custom Car Clubs of Australia

Romans Hot Rod Association
Saints of Sydney
Spades of Melbourne


Custom Body Shops of Australia

Hills & Co Customs


Speed Equipment Manufacturers of Australia

Speco


Citizens of Australia

Barry Kennedy
Colin Jacka
Danny Canal
Darrol Finger
David Witty
Gary Wright
Glenn Tronc
John Anderson
John Morgan
John Parker
Justin Hills
Justin Hockings
Leo De Paulo
Leo Spessot
Mario Colalillo
Paul Zahara
Phil Williams
Ray Ellis
Robert Harris
Robert Lane
Rod Foote
Roger Griss
Shane Monopoli


References



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