It’s been a long road for Lindsay Smith and his LX Torana build, 34 years in fact. But the results have been worth the graft. What once served as the family car was morphed into a nitrous-snorting, tunnel-rammed big-block with 10-second capability in full street trim. What happens when a retired engineer builds a race car? We peek under the skin of Barry Morgan’s handcrafted ’65 Fastback Mustang, which races in Mainland Muscle Cars. We hit the switches on a show-hopper Buick Regal lowrider, and head to Hamilton to drool over one clean ’57 Belair build. The 20 quickest street cars in New Zealand give us an update on their off-season progress, and we chat with Kiwi motorsport legend Steve Horne, a recent inductee to the NZ MotorSport Wall of Fame. Thinking about some carbon work in your shed? We’ve got a definitive guide to get you started at home. All this and a ton more in the November edition of NZV8.