Eglinton’s Danny Board found success at the Canberra’s recent Summernats car festival, claiming the award for the best custom street car.
Mr Board won with his Holden VK 1984 Commodore ute, a car that he entered at last year’s Summernats which took home a runners-up trophy in the top ute pick-up category.
There were no new features for the vehicle he entered, which didn’t manage to get a place in the best custom street car category in 2018.
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“To win the top custom street car, you’ve basically got to win with a brand new car,” he said.
“But they’re not really street cars, because they’ve never been driven on a street before.
“Last year I lost to a car that had just been built, hadn’t even been driven.
“I didn’t change anything this time around, but I still got the win.”
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His custom car took two years to build and has been road worthy now for three years.
It’s inspired on the Peter Brock Group 3 series, made with same colour, identical signage and retro 19’’ rims.
Summernats is an annual festival that has been held in Canberra since 1987.
On Friday, January 4, a world record was broken at Summernats when 126 cars united for the world’s largest simultaneous burnout.