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.
Summernats23 - CMEFRY goes up in flames
Can you imagine a more Apt numberplate for this car? CMEFRY (See Me Fry)
goes up in flames at the end of a massive smokefest. Grab the next issue of
Street Machine magazine to see some amazing pictures by Adam Morrissey from
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Holden V6 Powered Suzuki Mighty Boy ute
The Suzuki Mighty Boy was the smallest utility vehicle ever released on the
Australian market place, and Aussies loving Utes of all shapes and sizes
it's only natural that a few people would end up modifying them. The
original three-cylinder FWD configuration is gone and there a Holden
3.8-litre V6 slotted in its place with the power now going to the rear
wheels. If that wasn't enough there's also a Supercharger (Powerdyne) as well. It certainly had
no trouble smoking it up at the Ultimate Burnout Challange.
The World's Most Colourful Burnout!
Peter Kitrozoski's burnout looked exactly like the colour of my Vodka
Slushie at Summernats 25. Just watching it makes me thirsty for more. Peter
also does a fair job of twirling the XE Falcon around the pad and with a
big power Clevo V8 under the hood he's got plenty of horsers at his
Nitrous Backfire on FULLSIK Commodore
Watch for the last run on the early Commodore (VC I think) where is blows
the scoop off the car when the Nitrous
pops at half track. Not sure how many cubes, but it's running a holden V8.
MUT308 - Supercharged VL Commodore
There's no doubt that Holden's Commodore is one of the most popular cars
ever made in Australia, and given that the VL is one of the most popular
Commodores ever made it's only natural that someone would turn a VL
Commodore into a supercharged burnout car. Adam Mutimer from Wagga owns
this methanol fueled monster and the burnout was at Shepparton's Valvoline
Near Miss - Why you don't use push lock hoses!
I've shown you Johnny Roso's awesome XY GT before. Well he was back at
heathcote for some test and tune when it blew one of the push lock hoses
off his trans cooler and nearly put him into the wall. I wont say what
brand but it's a big name and this is a good explanation of why braided
fittings are best. Yes, they're more expensive but what is your car and
your life worth?
VLGOD is a Seven Second Screamer
VL turbo Commodores are a uniquely
Aussie creation and wickedly fast with the right mods. With a 3-litre
straight six (RB30) and a factory single turbo they do okay but these days with RD30 block
and massive roller bearing race turbos
they are pretty awesome. Check out the flames from the pipes on the