f course, I had to give an award to this en­gine, as it was not only truly unique, but some­thing I could see builders from all over grav­i­tat­ing to­wards. That night at the me­dia re­cep­tion, I met up with the broth­ers be­hind V12LS, Matt and Shane Cor­ish, hail­ing all the way from Aus­tralia, and had a great, lengthy chat about the de­vel­op­ment of their en­gine. Af­ter they had shipped their first batch of en­gines for 2017, I wanted to fol­low-up and see how busi­ness was go­ing. My chat with co-founder Matt Cor­ish was not only in­for­ma­tional, but teased some ex­cit­ing de­vel­op­ments to come. Here's how it went down:

OWe both started play­ing with cars and bikes at an early age, mod­i­fy­ing just about ev­ery­thing we could get our hands on. Grow­ing up on a farm, you learn to make bet­ter parts when you break some­thing, and we both have a strong in­ter­est in any­thing dif­fer­ent, from ro­tary en­gines to old flat­heads. Aus­tralia has a smaller pop­u­la­tion and pro­por­tion­ally less petrol heads, but the Aussies lit­er­ally drive the wheels off their cars at events. Just Google “Sum­mer­nats Burnout” and you will see what I mean. In the U.S., the av­er­age qual­ity of builds is much higher and you can legally cruise the streets with blow­ers and big rub­ber, while things are much more re­stricted down un­der. Yes, we set out to bring a new di­men­sion to cus­tom car build­ing and Amer­ica is cer­tainly the place to do that.

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