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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 16th 2009
MB INNER WEST COURIER, Thursday, July 16, 2009 5 www.innerwestcourier.com.au NEWS Passionate about power Paul Hovey at Hovey's Hotrods in Five Dock. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP297042 Shireen Khalil '' It's a big, noisy, loud machine. It's cranky, it doesn't like sitting in traffic, but you feel connected with it. Do you have a passion for something different? Tell us at www.innerwestcourier.com.au AUSTRALIAN actor Eric Bana and Summer Hill's Paul Hovey share one thing in common -- they both drive limited edition Ford XB Falcons and they love them. The only difference is that Mr Hovey's XB is in much better condition than Bana's. The actor recently crashed his 1974 Ford XB into a bank while competing in an around-the-state rally in Tasmania. Muscle car junkies will know that there are only about 200 of these cars in Australia. ''I saw my first one when I was 16 years old, in a street machine magazine, and I said 'I have to have one of those one day','' Mr Hovey said. He now owns mechanical busi- ness Hovey's Hotrods in Five Dock and bought his XB 12 years ago for just $3000. Not only has he put his blood, sweat and tears into building the car, but he has bought $100,000 worth of parts to get it to the stage it's at now. ''It seems like every time I touch that car a piece of knuckle or finger goes missing,'' Mr Hovey said. ''When you get into a car like this, it's a big, noisy, loud ma- chine. It's cranky, it doesn't like sitting in traffic, but you feel connected with it. Those cars have soul: new cars don't.'' An average car uses about 10 litres of fuel per 100km, but Mr Hovey's 600hp muscle car uses about 28 litres per 100km. ''My car has just as much horse- power as Eric Bana's car, but it's still not enough,'' Mr Hovey. ''I haven't figured what is enough as I'm still working on it.'' Mr Hovey originally trained as an architect, but after 10 years decided to steer his career in a new direction. It's a direction that has him working on some of the best cars in Australia. Among Mr Hovey's favourites are the one and only Ford Mus- tang, a limited edition Monaro GTO (one of about 100 in Aust- ralia), a 1963 Chevy Impala, and a HQ Statesman. Mr Hovey said out of the 100 cars he has worked on since he opened his workshop six months ago, the most interesting was the 4WD RockCrawler. Italian chefs compete to prove passion IF you have a passion for cooking Italian food, you could be Canada Bay's 2009 FerraChef. If you are king or queen in the kitchen and have top tastebuds, this is your opportunity to show- case your talent and passion. Following the success of FerraChef last year, Canada Bay Council is on the lookout for the 2009 FerraChef. Last year's winner Maria Pollicina, had the chance to cook her special dish of homemade gnocchi, a recipe passed down through the generations, on stage at FerraKitchen. Nomination forms are available from Canada Bay Council, and at Great North Rd businesses dis- playing the FerraChef poster, and on the council's website. Get your nomination in for your chance to win a prize simply by entering. Entries must be received by Monday, August 3. Ferragosto'09 will be held on Great North Rd, Five Dock, from 10am to 4pm on August 16. Chamber meets CROYDON Park Chamber of Com- merce is holding a networking lunch on Tuesday, July 28 at the Croydon Park Chinese Restaurant at 157 Georges River Rd. For more details go to firstname.lastname@example.org MASSIVE SAVINGS!!! • Built In Wardrobes, hinged or sliding doors • Showers Screens, frameless, semi frameless or fully framed • Two sliding safety mirrored doors • Four Drawers in metal runners with safety stop • Double hanging space and 1 single hanging space • Coloured or timber look doors available if preferred (additional cost) $599 Prices Start From including GST Wardrobes Pty Ltd SHOWROOM OPEN 7 DAYS Monday - Friday 8am-4.30pm Saturday 8am-1pm Sunday 10am-1pm Unit 14, 39-41 Marigold St, REVESBY 12 year warranty Free measure & quote Fully installed at factory Prices Up to 2.4m wide wall to wall Up to 2.7m ceiling high 9792 2233 All major credit cards available "Won't be Beaten on Quality, Price & Services" special offer for a limited time only WE NOW DO KITCHENS! MULTI 2108397iL WK39 Wardrobes & Kitchens Term 3 2009 Monday 27 July - Thursday 1 October Monday and Thursday 4.00-5.00pm (5-8yrs), 5.00-6.00pm (9-12yrs) For more information call 02 9752 3666 or visit www.aquaticcentre.com.au Taekwondo for Kids at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre STOCKTAKE SALE NOW ON UP TO 70% OFF RRP* *Offer exludes samples. *Selected items only. LIDCOMBE Factor y Outlet adidas Factor y Outlet 55-59 Parramatta Road Lidcombe 2141 Phone 9748 0577
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