Federal gets into a Tailspin with Street Machine Legend


Federal Tyres is bringing motorsport performance to street machines restored by legend Howard Astill. The latest ‘Tailspin’ project is a work in progress with owners Adam and Kylie Perry:

“Tailspin is a back to front FB Holden coupe inspired by the 1993 drawing of Steve Vesperman. The car is being built in a home garage by Adam and Kylie Perry with the assistance and advice of Howard Astill.

We approached Street Machining legend Howard Astill at Motorex 2011 for assistance with the project.

While the concept is simple in theory it is much harder in practice. We are grafting the rear guards on the front and vice versa plus adding the roofline from an R33 Skyline. The Skyline roof fits onto the FB surprisingly well given the 36 year age gap between the 2 cars. We have been able to graft the Skyline roof, pillars and plenum to the FB meaning all the glass, wiper geometry and door internals are standard Skyline.

We are will have its debut at Motorex 2016 in Melbourne.”

You can follow Tailspin’s progress at www.facebook.com/groups/Tail.Spin.Project/

Tailspin has been fitted with Federal 215/40ZR18 595RS-RR tyres.

Here are a few examples of Howard Astill’s work, including his ’66 Mustang.

What our customers say

"I know I made the right choice, because not only do [the tyres] look good but offer excellent grip on the road and track when pushing the car to the limit."
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Bill Gulas
"Just awesome tyres - awesome handling, no real tyre flex and their grip is amazing - I will be using them all the time!"
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Stewart Baehnisch
"I needed a tyre that would perform on both the road and the track. I found the Federal 595RS-R was one of the only tyres that would cover this and not empty the wallet. Great value for money."
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Matt Egan
"I've driven most brands of tyres and I can't fault my 595RPM's."
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M. Harding
"The 595RS-R's ability to come up to temperature quickly is a huge advantage."
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"The 595RS-R is the best street / track tyre I have used."
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