Commodore Powerskids at Performance Car Mania 2010
Okay, so this isn't ALL the Commodores but this is definitely the pick of the bunch. There's a good mix of everything here from early Holden V8 models through to turbo sixes and the later Gen-III's. No wonder it's Australia's most popular performance car.
Performance Car Mania 2011
Performance Car Mania is quickly becoming the premiere modified car event in Victoria, and it's not hard to see why. The organisers set everything up to maximise the fun for the entrants. And if the entrants are happy then the spectators are as well, because they get to see some of the coolest cars around cutting loose. The new quarter mile strip was an interesting addition and although it was a tad bumpy in places it made for some interesting racing.
We've squeezed as much action as we could into a reasonable time frame, but keep your eyes open for planty more vids from this event in the near future.
Commodore Powerskids at Performance Car Mania 2011
Commodres cop a lot of flak at car events, usually because there are are so many of them, but it just goes to prove that it's Australia's most popular car. Here's a selection of the better Powerskids by the Commodore brigade at Performance Car Mania 2011.
Performance Car Mania 2010
Here's just some of the action from Performance Car Mania 2010 at Winton Raceway. This event is quickly becoming one of the premiere events on the Victorian calendar, and Winton Raceway will also be home to Easternats next years so this was a good opportunity for entrants to get a feel for the facilities. There's plenty more action to come over the next few weeks.
Powerskids at Performance Car Mania 2012
I know the term confuses our international firends but 'powerskids' was a competition invent by Powercruise. It's taken off at several other events and it involves spinning your tyres in a straight line for as long as you can without using the brakes. Here's the best from the powerskid comp at PCM - the winner was Perry Bullivant in the green twin turbo Torana.
Wagon Westoration - Part 2
The second part of our quick and easy Valiant Wagon makeover. I pull the old head off and fit a better head and carby set-up.
Background music is Neolith by Kevin MacLeod from Incompetech.com
National Burnout Masters Finals - Summernats 24
The Liqui-Moly National Burnout Masters at Summernats 24 was the most kick arse collection of burnout warriors ever seen in this country. It started with 18 cars which was quickly whittled down to just five contenders; Matt Power, Peter Gray, Steve Sines, Mick Brasher and Gary Myers.
This video just shows a small part of each burnout in the top five, I'll post the whole of each individual burnout in the next couple days.
Torana Powerskids at Performance Car Mania 2010
There was a great variety of rides at Winton's Performance Car Mania but there's no denying a strong Torana presence at the event. Just check out how many were smoking it up in the powerskids!
Perry Bullivant, with the dark green Torana and black bonnet, won the Powerskids after a stout effort on sunday.
Ford Powerskids at Performance Car Mania 2010
One for the Ford fans. Although the Holdens had the Fords heavily outnumbered they still put on a strong showing at Winton Raceway in the Powerskid competition. The two real stand outs in my mind were Brendon Thompson in his '72 F100 and Luke Graham in the golden '70 model Capri.
SPOT ON - Chassis Twisting 2JZ-Powered VL Wagon
This is Australia's quickest VL Wagon but it's not powered by a Nissan 3-litre like most other VL's, this one is sporting Toyota power with a hopped-up 2JZ under the bonnet. It's no slouch either. On Saturday it ran a PB of 9.8 before breaking the gearbox, they dropped another box in it and turned up the wick with the car going 9.2 at 150mph by the end of the day. It's still got the factory BW diff in it too.
Summernats 23 - Day 2 -Thursday
Summernats was strangely quiet today for a Thursday, but there's a whole bunch of killer cars around and more blowers than you can imagine. here's just a small portion of some of the cars going through scrutineering and some cruising. sorry, I didn't get to the judging hall today.
Better update tomorrow.
WEPON8 Monaro Burnout at Performance Car Mania 2010
Another car I'm not too sure about, but it certainly had some herbs under the bonnet and the driver knew how to fling it around. Not a bad burnout for a late model car and it left with it's bumpers intact which is always a bonus.
KILARB - High Speed VL Crash at Sydney Dragway
Considering the speed this car was travelling when it all went wrong this accident could have been much worse. It looks like the car has pushed out a head gasket or had a line let go and put fluid under the tyres which then put it into the wall. As you can see there was a fair bit of damage to the rear end.
Do You Smell Something Burning? GRUNDY catches fire at Winton PCM2010
Where ever there's a burnout comp you'll find Sam Grande and his big block powered Holden Ute, but this time he tried to burn it to the ground with what looks like a small trans fluid fire. The fire guys were a little mopre switched on this time and got the fire put out quickly.
KRANKY Tries to Burn Down Summernats
Before KRANKY burned down Kandos he tried his best to burn down Sumemrnats as well. And it was after this burnout that I got clocked in the head by a bit of rubber.
VL Commodore spins at 160mph+
Turn your volume up for this one. Watch as Max Ellery spins out at over 160mph in his VL Commodore. Clean undies were most probably needed afterwards.