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December 2013
Street Machine;Dec2013, Vol. 33 Issue 12, p028
An interview with car builder and racer Mick Fabar is presented. He describes his feelings about winning 2013 Street Machine of the Year (SMOTY), which is considered as a coveted prize for modified cars. He considers a Holden VC Commodore as another competitive entry at the SMOTY. He cites the significance of winning the award, specifically on a builder's point of view.


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