How We Began

Before Chuck Fakes had even got his license or graduated high school he had fully restored his first project, a 1958 Pontiac Stratochief. He soon built himself a race car and successfully raced two season of circuit racing (open sports cars class) by the time he was 20. Chuck has only broadened his car collection and skill set ever since, completing a motorsports degree and working for one of the most reputable V8 Supercar teams in Australia. Being a qualified fabricator and having a creative streak has seen Chuck put his wild ideas to life in the creation of his purpose built dirt racer Astroflame.

Charles Fakes - Astroflame

Rhea found her passion for cars in high school and has a great weakness for muscle cars and Model A Fords. After graduating she completed her studies in Mechanical Engineering and took on her first project, the full restoration of her big-block powered XB Coupe. Rhea has previously enjoyed working for various automotive and hot rod shops in the past and has been with Heavy Metal Garage since day one, taking care of the parts side of the business and making sure everything runs smoothly in the workshop.

Rhea Fakes - XB hardtop
Rhea Fakes

From The Beginning