Late last year we made the pilgrimage to Yokohama for the 27th Annual Hot Rod Custom Show hosted by Moon of Japan…
Fuel Magazine issue 26 is on sale this week. It's available via our online shop and through Australian newsagents.
Juan and Jesus Espinoza run Deadend Magazine from their hometown of Salinas, California. In this film, we spend a day with the brothers both at their store in Salinas and out on a photoshoot.
It took us a while, but we finally got around to making a Fuel Tank jerry can logo tee. It’s a simple black tee with an orange and white print on the left breast and our standard hem tag and collar print detailing.
Pop open a cold one, it’s time to celebrate a milestone… The bodywork is pretty much complete. The last big slog was to get the new fibreglass bumpers and front lower valance fitted up.
This is our new Tokyo Racer tee, available in black or white, both with a large front print considting of English and Katakana Japanese text.
On our recent trip to Indoensia for Kustomfest 2018, Geoff Baldwin of Return of the Cafe Racers and I got to check out the latest build by Bali workshop AMS…
This project started out as one of Terror Garage owner Yanto’s personal builds a few years ago. He wanted to build a car with a simple concept, a nice clean look. Nakai-san worked on two cars, both of them completed in 3 ½ days from start to finish on the Terror Garage premises. He doesn’t hang about, this guy…
The build took around four months collectively. This was a personal build, belonging to one of the founders, Rajay Singh. So, we had to work around other concurrent client builds as well. We had the bike for a while and it rode fine and well, but it came a time where the itch started and we thought we'd take a go at it and try something different with this one.
The now faded red coupe was originally modified into a hot rod. The body sports classic custom mods such as a heavily chopped top, channelled body, custom firewall and shaved drip rails. The original Flathead motor had all of the available speed upgrades for the time…
Sourcing aftermarket wheels for a Porsche 914, if you want something different, is not easy. The combination of a 4x130 Volkswagen stud pattern, a weirdly outboard position of the 914’s hubs and the fixed position of stock ‘narrow body’ fenders limits the choices somewhat…
If you want something badly enough, the world often obliges. I’d been squatting a workshop of sorts in the garages of friends. I had been wishing for my own space to fill with the equipment needed to make the ideas in my head real. I knew this all hinged on finding a doppelganger. Someone similarly afflicted by the motorcycle bug with whom to share resources, ideas, enthusiasm and... the cost.
Our new ‘Flaming Pocket’ tee is based on a simple black shirt. We’ve layed down a punchy orange flame layer and then sewn the pocket over the top. The detail is finished with orange stitching and a subtle Fuel Tank text logo printed in black across the pocket.
Kyle Smith from Smith Concepts in Sydney shows us around 'Brain Fade', his 1930 Ford Model A Tudor hot rod.
David Guy grew up around cars. The forty-four year old has fond memories of drag meets and hot rod shows from his youth, spending time with his father and the Thunderbirds hot rod club in Melbourne. Not many of these stories end with a full father-son resto project though, and what a project for them to take on; Kevin Monk’s old Dodge Challenger race car.
You may have noticed that we’re pretty keen on cool custom Volkswagens here at Fuel Tank. Koichiro Sano’s Tokyo-based Baja recently popped up on our radar so of course, we were keen to take a closer look…
During a recent trip to take in the awesome Art of Speed show in Kuala Lumpur, myself and Geoff Baldwin from Return of the Cafe Racers had a full-on day shooting some cars and bikes after the show had subsided. One of them was this stunning Benelli TNT 300, built by the talented folks at Beautiful Machines.
Two of our new Fuel Tank tees are these Katakana Pocket & Kaido Z designs…
On the last week of July, myself and Geoff Baldwin of Return of the Cafe Racers had the pleasure of attending the Art of Speed custom car and bike show in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia after being invited as special guests.
Andrew and his guys have been cracking on, making great progress on the Project Porsche 914 body. This week I was invited to go in and take a look on the day that they were prepping the surfaces for the first coat of primer.
It’s a steel body, I bought it from Brett Ford in Melbourne. It’s chopped and channeled; chopped about four inches and channeled about four and a half.
This ‘single cab’ from builders Classic Han’s Room at first seemed like another cool, lowered ‘splitty’. But, upon closer inspection and a conversation with builder Wahyu Cross, I discovered that this particular custom Volkswagen pickup actually started life as a bus.
Gestalten are working hard to keep up their profile as one of the leading automotive book publishers. From the two-wheeled side of the fence, their latest offering shines a light on the hugely successful Born-Free motorcycle show held in California every year…
Dale French is a regular, friendly face around the Victorian hot rod and custom car shows. We featured Dale’s stunning ‘54 Chev in an old issue of Fuel Magazine and he’s always got another interesting project on the go.
By unveiling the NineT in 2014, BMW created a mix between modernity and tradition by offering a retro look motorcycle made for the 21th century. BAAK workshop introduces its classic version of the German roadster and a complete range of parts designed and manufactured at our place in France.
We've just had a delivery of five fresh new Fuel Tank tees and some updated old designs. Whereas we previously used blanks from various suppliers, our tees are now all made from scratch to our own specifications.
After an unforeseen setback, the bodywork on the 914 is well under way. Now sitting cosy at Rotunda Revival in the northern Melbourne suburbs, the guys at RR are cracking on with speed and skill in abundance.
18% Off Everything Until June 30th.
Over the weekend of the 11th-13th May, around 200 Model A Fords descended on the small country town of Gulgong in New South Wales after travelling from all over Australia. The weekend was a celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Model A.