Be­hind the scenes omag’s sue #1

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mag’s mis­sion mis­si­fofn was to quench quenichthast that thirst.

In that con­text the time was ripe for a buyer’s guide cover­ing sig­nif­i­cant but un­der-ap­pre­ci­ated Aussie mus­cle cars of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, which high­lighted the fact you could own one of those Bathurst leg­ends for less than $20,000 (which seems lu­di­crous to­day). By choos­ing a Ford and Holden model from each of those decades, mod­els which at the time were fly­ing be­low the radar, it would also give us six cars that would form the ba­sis of that first cover.

Led by fine orig­i­nal ex­am­ples of the cars that started the Aussie mus­cle car leg­end, Ron Fraser’s XR Fal­con GT and Rob Lo­surdo’s HK Monaro GTS 327, we wanted that first cover to por­tray these clas­sics burst­ing back into our lives. Or to quote the last sen­tence of my first col­umn: “We’ve got a long open road ahead of us so jump in, tighten your belts and hang on. This is go­ing to be a great drive.”

The most cost-ef­fec­tive way was to get the six own­ers and their cars to­gether on the same

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