To recognise those who have made a significant contribution to the sport of hot rodding in Australia, The Australian Street Rod Federation has implemented the ‘ASRF Legends’ Honour Roll.
As more recipients begin to receive their awards, the Honour Roll will be launched and maintained on the ASRF website and recipients acknowledged here in the Street Rodder News magazine and at National events.
“We want to recognise those who have helped make our sport/hobby what it is today, from all around Australia,” said NSW Divisional Director, Dave Clift. “They can be a car builder, supplier, painter or a member who has given a lot of their time. Anyone that has contributed to the advancement of our sport.”
Initial recipients have been chosen by the Divisional Directors and the floor will soon be open for members and affiliated clubs to nominate recipients to their Divisional Council. Contact your Divisional Director or watch the ASRF website for further details.
Eric first hung around hot rods at the West Coast Street Rod Club shed in Maylands in 1973 while on
od Hadfield needs little introduction, crafting some of the finest and outrageous hot rods and street machines of our generation.
Neville’s first venture into hot rodding was in 1960 with a 1934 Plymouth sedan. In 1965 he purchased a licenced,
Jeff Ewence grew up on a farm near Warrnambool, Victoria. His first exposure to cars was the opportunity to drive
To most rodders, Rick Pacey is known as one of the country’s leading custom spray painters and airbrush artists. However,
Our thanks go to Kim for compiling this profile. Having owned his first hot rod for almost 40 years, and
Do you base an ASRF Legend award for Bob Moule on his radical custom FJ Holden ‘Bobcat’, or his untiring
“I don’t know why I’m building a bucket at 75 years old,” Bob scoffed. Bob was introduced to hot rodding
My dad was a Sydney hot rodder since the early 1970s until he sadly passed away in 2010, aged 57.
Greg Thomsen’s involvement in hot rodding didn’t begin as an admirer from the sidelines, but as a founding member of
Three Canberra-based recipients were presented with Legends Awards at the CHRA Christmas Party on Sunday, 16th December 2021 at the
My father worked as a head accountant at Ampol Petroleum based in Balmain, Sydney. He was instrumental in establishing many
Covid 19 has certainly slowed rodding in Tasmania, however as we are gaining more freedom it was my pleasure to
Ray inherited his love of cars from his father, Ray Mason Senior. Ray’s dad changed his cars on a regular
Bill Wickes was introduced to hot rodding in 1959, joining the Eastern District Hot Rod Club in 1963. His first
It is amazing to hear how rodders got their start in this great hobby. Kevin Johns is a case in
Rod grew up in his parent’s house that sits alongside his business, Rod-Tech in Clearview, South Australia. The house was
Wayne Lockhart was presented with his Legend Award at the Lap of the Map function by Tasmanian Divisional Director, Grant
Rod Wilson started buying American hot rod magazines in the early 1960s, which led to an interest in hot rodding.
The Romans Hot Rod Association formally recognised Adrian Buckley and his contribution to hot rodding when they made him an
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BY ROBERT RIGGS, PHOTO SCOTT JOHNCOCK The street rod world, like all other facets of life, needs people with vison
Neil is an active member of WAs hot rodding community and his T-Bucket is well known in WA and on
Brian was the king of Chevy hot rods and classics. When most people were building Fords, Brian was building a
Bill Jansen (William) (aka, Wilbur, Billy Burnout) started rodding in Canberra in 1964 and was a foundation member of the
Ken has always had a passion for modified vehicles. At the young age of 20, he and his brother Jim
Paul’s interest in mechanical things goes back to his childhood days, and his first interest in vehicles started mid teens
Vince built his channelled 1932 Ford roadster in 1966. With its Ford Y block V8, it was one of the
Kerry Roberts is a founding member of the Diamonds Hot Rod Club in the early ‘70s, which later amalgamated with
Hot rodding in Australia was making some headway in the early 60s, but it took one person with a high
Tim attended the first ASRF Nationals in Narrandera in 1973. Soon after, he became involved with the S.A. TAC in
Neil has been actively modifying cars since 1972. He registered his 1934 Chev Coupe in 1980 as a Modified Production
Tony Parker began his journey in hot rodding in his teenage years, owning a 1932 Ford aged just 15. When
A hot rodder who’s energy and foresight cemented street rodding in Australia as an organized and respected family sport, and