Street Machine Mark Sullivan’s epic 1968 HK Monaro was featured in July 2005, when the then green streeter sported a tough Aspo 400 Chev and clean styling. However, after its hard construction, blew up HQ Monaro, BADHQ (SmAug ’06), and then taking it further, Mark decided to redo 1BADHK with more attitude.
As I was published. Street Machine Legends II
With polished Weiand 6/71 power pumps arriving via retina-bashing Glasurit Electric Orange paintwork and matching finishes on ID313 20×8.5- and 20×10-inch billet wheels, the 1BADHK was the opposite of the sleeper.
While we almost don’t bat an eyelid at a blown-up, mini-tub streetcar today, Marcus Monaro brought a huge hit of pro-street attitude back to the cruise and show scene, and Sm Readers responded by voting him the 2007 SMOTY.
“I actually sold the car before I knew it had won, so it went straight from Adelaide on the truck. Street Machine party in Smyrna,” recalls Mark, who has been building the car ever since.
Central Coast Bricklayer includes nine cars. Sm Since 2005, his ’65 427ci Mustang Fastback, 572ci Pontiac Firebird, a blown ’69 Pontiac Firebird, a Chevy-powered ’65 F100 pickup, a slammed ’63 Lincoln Continental, and his airbag ’60 D Violle Coupe. Oops!
While some are tied to one brand or style of car, the marque has evolved over time from muscle cars to ‘bagged full-size American machines. “I like low and slow now,” he explains. “My colleagues say I’ve turned to the dark side! Next I’ll build a ’67 Riviera Low Rider.
The speed at which he takes out the cars is also no mystery. “I’m always in my shed,” he says with a laugh. “During daylight saving time is great because I can work five extra hours every day and time on weekends.
I’m lucky that my wife doesn’t mind me spending time there – in fact, she prefers me hanging out there!
engine 350ci CHEV
include Wyand 6/71 Bloor, Twin Holly 650
Gearbox Turbo 350
Difference 9 inches
code ID313 Luxury Metals
Originally published: July 2005