Where did your interest in classic cars and resto projects originate?
From my father, I was brought up around cars, race cars & the like.
My father Jim was the original Rare Spares Distributor for Mildura & it has been great to continue on the relationship with the Halacas Family & RSP.
What is your favourite classic car and why?
Tough to pin point one but I’d have to say a street machined HK Monaro.
What classic car/s do you own?
I've done a ground-up resto on a VK Calais - picture below.
Currently working on my dad’s AC Cobra DRB Kit car running a very health 347 Boss motor producing around 550hp.
What would you change about cars today?
The individual styling of makes & models. Seems to have been lost.
What’s the most impressive project you have worked on or you’ve had a customer work on?
A customer built a EK Holden ute running an alloy tech v6.
Beautiful ute, did 90% of the work him self - pictured below (
Best advice for people beginning a restoration project?
Do your research on what’s available and the costing of parts you need for your resto.
Secondly don’t cheep out on parts/ the resto it will come back to bite you. Take that bit longer & do it right the first time saves a lot of heart ache.