You might be back to work, but we’ve crammed NZV8 Issue No. 117 full of top-shelf content that should help you feel like you’re back on holiday. Grab your copy now. 

Headlining the feature cars is this stunning Dodge Challenger, powered by a 600hp fuel-injected Hemi, and with no stone left unturned in the owner’s quest to build the ultimate grand tourer. If tough is more your thing, how about a twin-turbo Ford Pop that runs wheel-standing nine-second passes? There’s also a super clean and supercharged GMC pickup, a show-quality CMC Torana packing a 700hp LSX, and an immaculate traditional ’32 Ford Highboy.

We also got out and about — checking out the skid-fest that was Supercheap Auto Powercruise 52, relaxing at Cruise Martinborough, and the infamous Burgerfuel Port Road Drags, which is now in its 48th year without a rain date!

If you’re planning on getting your hands dirty during the rest of the summer, we’ve also got a tutorial on how to convert your hydraulic fork-type clutch to a modern hydraulic-release bearing, as well as the latest and greatest trends from SEMA — just the last minute inspiration your Beach Hop-build needs!

Of course we’ve also got the exciting columns, a truly amazing feature shed (well, garage) filled with America’s finest, and all of the content that will keep you counting down the hours until lunch or home time. All you need to do is to pick up a copy, and pop the top off a beer (optional).