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.
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.
In second place came in this beautiful 1955 Chev, with its two-tone blue and white paint and
immaculate detailing throughout.
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.
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.
This yellow Chev pickup had a custom airfilter enclosure, lots of chrome and neat yellow
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.
This Toyota Supra had a wild Veilside bodykit.
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.
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.
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.
Michael's Pizza, Pasta and Ribs
Sunnybank Woods Shopping Centre
218 Padstow Rd Eight Mile Plains 4113
(07) 3341 9833
Ph: (07) 3341 3544
Mob: (0408) 017 946
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