Bad Apple Wins Summernats 31 Grand Champion
Grant Connor, driving his sensational XR Falcon, is the Street Machine Summernats 31 Grand Champion. Grant scored Summernats’ highest honour after out-scoring and out-driving no less than 17 other top-shelf contenders – the Summernats Grand Champion’s biggest-ever field.
The Knight’s Garage built four-linked nine-inch rear end remained in place, as did the Wilwood brakes. There is also a new copper treatment to the rims and body trim, that really sets off the duco.
- Jan 08, 2018
Welcome to Knights Garage Australia
Dez Knight, proprietor of Knight’s Garage in Orange, NSW, has come a long way in such a short time – he’s not even 36! The first super-elite machine he worked on was good mate Mick Fabar’s 1933 Ford, RAWR. After they decided to fine-tune the already-stunning ride, the cutting-edge hot rod came back better than ever in 2011 to take out the prestigious MotorEx Best of Breed Hot Rod award. Not content to rest on his laurels, Dez then went on to be involved in back-to-back Street Machine Of The Year winners, back-to-back Summernats Grand Champions, as well as three ’Nats People’s Choice winners – including the latest stunner to roll out of his workshop, Grant Connor’s Bad Apple (see page 34 for full feature). The badarse XR Falcon took Summernats 29 by storm, winning 3rd Top Interior and Top Super Street in addition to People’s Choice.
- Street Machine Magazine, July 2016
Custom Body Work
Specialised Spray Painting
"Dezy has worked on all of my cars and was the project coordinator, fabricator, builder on the Zerod project. His attention to detail and ability to get the job completed is without question however the most inviting asset Dezy and his team at Knights Garage can offer any client is their ability and willingness to think outside the square and discuss openly new ideas to create unique vehicles. The industry is filled with stories of poor workmanship, clients being ripped off and bad experiences. Working with Knights you will find a group of very passionate talented guys who will build your car as if it was their own. The biggest compliment anyone can get in business is return work and I am one of many clients whom continue to build Cars with Knights Garage. I proudly recommend Dez and his team to anyone considering undertaking a project at any level. "
Zerod 2013 Street Machine of the Year, 2013 Summernats Grand Champion, Top judged Elite Summernats 2013.
RAWR 2010 Motorex Hotrod Champion.
Swuoop 2005 Motorex Hotrod Champion.
"From a 4 link rear to a full on elite car build……Knights Garage can build a project to suit any budget…. Without compromise on Quality! Knights Garage were a breath of fresh air when it came to building the chassis for my 57 Chev truck. I would recommend them any time for their ability and honesty, with good advice on hand all the way. …..Especially if you like your cheese! "
“I am so grateful to Des and the team at Knights Garage for the massive transformation on my Torana. Des was willing to spend the time right from the beginning as we carefully planned out the job. The skills of the team and the dedication to detail is evident in the spectacular results. Even though the job is now done, Des continues to provide support and advice which I am very thankful for. Great work Des, Fiona and everyone at Knights Garage”
1974 LH Torana