V8S ARE SO LAST YEAR
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.