Words: Karlee Sangster Photography: Luke Ray
THE STORY STARTS LIKE MANY YOU’VE HEARD BEFORE; A CAR OBSESSED YOUNG MAN GROWS UP AROUND AN INFLUENTIAL RELATIVE, DREAMING OF BUILDING HIS OWN DREAM MACHINE. MICHAEL MORRIS WAS THAT YOUNG MAN.
Michael’s uncle, Frank McGinty, started a panel shop in the ‘50s where Michael would spend his school holidays, working away on various projects and pouring over custom magazines. Back at school, he’d draw cars all day, and when Uncle Frank painted his custom Holden FX ute metal flake orange, it blew his young nephew’s mind. Michael had seen what was possible and wanted in.
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