Who the heck am I?

G’day! My name is Iain Kelly and I am not a mechanic – I am actually a motoring journalist.

I write for Street Machine magazine in Australia, plus I also help out the boys at Mighty Car Mods, The Skid Factory, and Carnage when required. You may recognise me as “Marv” from Street Machine, or Workshop Manual on MCM.

I helped write and publish the book The Cars of Mighty Car Mods as well as One Perfect Lap: the history of the World Time Attack Challenge So, while I know about words I have zero formal training for working on cars… and this means sometimes I stuff up what I try to do (which you’ll see on this blog).

Although I have spent 15 years working on in the automotive media, my obsession with full-size American cars has been with me for almost as long as I’ve been able to draw breath. Growing up in a quiet rural town in Australia these gigantic land yachts seemed almost otherworldly as they were incredibly rare.

Now, I do love other plenty of other cars. And you’ll probably see some of the ones that really tickle my pickle on here. But the primary focus will be those hulking great chrome-laden leviathans that rolled out of Motor City in the Golden Age of the automobile.

If you have any questions, comments, or criticisms, please feel free to get in touch.