TG goes in search of Aussie muscle
In honour of the weekend's Bathurst 1000, we go in search of proper Australian firepower...
Posted: 14 Oct 2013
A quick scout about, and we discover a meeting of the Castlemaine Street Rods club that very night. Game on. Now, to have a street rod, technically, you need something pre-1948, and modified. So the demographic tends towards the - ahem - more distinguished gentleman. At least in the Castlemaine Hot Rod Club. When asked about attracting younger rodders into the fold, president Rod Hadfield announced that they'd be welcome, "but they've got s**t hair and like s**t music, so they'd have to lose all of that..." But the grumpy welcome is a bit of a front; this is a friendly enough bunch, who simply glance at the GTS and announce it as "rodder fodder". I think they're joking, but assuming they're not, we beat a swift exit before the V8 gets nicked for someone's latest project.