- First off is Shaun Hodson's unbelievable pro street '55 Chev 150. Not only is this machine finished to an incredible standard, it was built almost entirely — including the flawless black paint — by Shaun. It's not all show, either, with a supercharged 496ci big block pumping out 657hp.- Peter Woodward takes this DIY ethos and pushes it to the extreme, with his amazing Ford GT40 replica. From building the 427ci Fontana sprint-car engine, through to completely re-engineering the Porsche six-speed transaxle, and custom-fabricating just about every bracket required, this is one car that photos simply don't do justice.- Rather more understated is Deane Croker's '48 Chev pickup, although that is hardly a bad thing. Somehow looking perfect in every single way, Deane has transformed a pile of junk into an absolutely flawless cruiser of perfect proportions.- Steve Clare, on the other hand, is a firm believer in the "why not" train of thought. Why not chop an Austin Mini into a ute, and why not build a custom rear clip for a mid-mounted V8? Why not, indeed, because that's exactly what he's done to build his wildest creation, appropriately named 'Wild Thing'.- Chris Piaggi did something very similar, although far longer ago. The '38 Ford Deluxe Coupe he purchased back in the late '70s is the definition of Kiwi DIY — making it work, against the odds. This chopped, channelled, tubbed, and back-halved hot rod is as cool, and bare bones, as they come.