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Michael's Pizza Pasta and Ribs 1st Birthday

On the 5th July, 2003, the owner of Michael's Pizza, Pasta and Ribs in Eight Mile Plains in Brisbane's southern suburbs organised a birthday celebration to let everyone know about the restaurant's first birthday. He teamed up with U.S. Automotives to have a Show 'N' Shine competition, as well as a pizza-eating competition, with music and free coffee.
It was a pretty good turn-out, with everything from cars built in the 1950s to newer than 2000 models.
Here are some pictures from the night.

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This AU Falcon won the Show 'N' Shine. The crowd must have loved its neon lights, decent stereo system and tidy late-model appearance. The car's fairly stock mechanically, with just a pod air filter and a 2½-inch exhaust so far. The owner's plans are to bolt on a supercharger this year or next.

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In second place came in this beautiful 1955 Chev, with its two-tone blue and white paint and immaculate detailing throughout.

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This car is the owned by the proprietor of U.S. Automotives, a performance parts distributor. It's a 1969 Chev Bel Air. Have a good look at that engine bay, this car is great.

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This must have been the fastest car there on the night. It's a 1969 Pontiac Firebird, running a supercharged 355 Chev. Its best effort on the dragstrip is a 10.73 @ 139MPH, which is a top effort, especially for a car that looks this neat.

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This yellow Chev pickup had a custom airfilter enclosure, lots of chrome and neat yellow paint.

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The owner of this Bluebird bought the car in 1991 as a wreck, with the idea of dropping in an FJ20 turbo. He drove the car for a few years with that motor before detonation killed piston No.4. This time he's gone nuts with better pistons and bottom end, a T03/T04 hybrid turbo, 1200cc injectors and a big front-mount intercooler.
The car's best effort with the last motor was a mid-13 second ET, he's hoping for times in the 12-second bracket with the new motor.

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This Toyota Supra had a wild Veilside bodykit.

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The owners of this R32 Skyline said it was just their cruiser, because a rotary's too impractical to drive all the time. These are my favourite of the Skylines, especially without any bodykit bits tacked on.

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Here's something a bit unexpected. An XY Panelvan with a fairly serious 351 Cleveland.

The obligatory Torana. This one's a green LH SLR with Dragway 5-spokes.

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The pizza eating competition was a laugh. The bloke who won didn't worry about fussing around with individual slices of pizza, he just folded the whole thing up a bit like a kebab and hoed into it! His unorthodox method earned him victory.

Thanks to:

  Michael's Pizza, Pasta and Ribs
  Sunnybank Woods Shopping Centre
  218 Padstow Rd Eight Mile Plains 4113
  (07) 3341 9833

  US Automotives
  Ph: (07) 3341 3544
  Mob: (0408) 017 946

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