Howard has been around cars and boats all his life.

  • A multiple Summernats Grand Champion along with prizes in over 20 different classes at the event.
  • Many State and National championships as well as top street machine at numerous Hot Rod shows.
  • Master Craftsman Award
  • Rare Spares Legend Award

Howard’s current ride is a Motorex Street Elite champion.

“Astill Design” is a boutique car building business based in Wollongong. His complete builds, including Mark Arblasters WAR 440, Rod and Tracey’s coolmint coupe, Alfs Fiat 500 and Darren Blackmans coupe, have all been successful in their own right fulfilling their owner’s dreams.



Currently Howard in working on a unique Custom car with Adam and Kylie Perry that will be debuted at Motorex 2016.

Tasked to produce a back-to-front, two-door FB Holden. Roof, doors, pillars and plenum from an R33 Nissan Skyline provided the while under the bonnet is an injected Holden V8.

Dubbed “Tail Spin” it is the production of one of Steve Vespermans Concept Drawing from Expression Session in February 1992 Street Machine Magazine.

Stay tuned for the debut.

More at

Howard’s Facebook (make sure you check out his WIP vids!)

Astill Design’s homepage

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