NATHAN MAGRI

Ma­chine: QUPNCY, 1970 HG HOLDEN WAGON En­gine: 403CI LS, 8/71 BLOWER SHOP BLOWER

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“I STARTED do­ing burnouts be­cause ev­ery­one around my area had skid cars,” says Nathan Magri, who hails from the Hawkes­bury re­gion in Syd­ney’s north-west. “We’d all get to­gether and help each other build cars, and that’s how we formed H8TREAD Rac­ing.

“Back in the day I had a VL that I did two or three burnout comps in, and I won Top V8 with it one year at Su­per­nats. But it was a street car and no one else in my group of mates had a street car at that time, so I sold it and started build­ing the wagon as a ded­i­cated skid car. I started out with a tun­nel-rammed methanol 6.0L in it, and I went to the blown combo about 18 months ago.

“I’ve had a lot of fun with it, and I like the peo­ple you meet when you get out there and go to all the events. But burnouts are a real thrill. You’re shaking at the start, and then you get the adren­a­line hit go through your body!”

Nathan’s wagon is in­dica­tive of the cur­rent trend in the skid scene of show-qual­ity cars. “I made the Top 60 at Sum­mer­nats the first year I took the HG there, and I like keep­ing it look­ing nice as well as do­ing burnouts,” he says. “I love the look on peo­ple’s faces when they think it’s just a pretty car, and then you get out there and give it hell!”

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