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 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.
PCM 2013 Powerskids
Powerskid finals action from Performance Car Mania 2013. I've included the
better ones here, but if you didn't perform or rode the brake hard you hit
the recycle bin.
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
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
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
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
13s For $1300 - Project Bluebird - Episode 14
Here we go guys, the episode you've all been waiting for - Episode 14. We
take the car for a run at Wilby, an 1/8th mile track in Northern Victoria,
for a bit of fun and see if we can win a trophy. Hope you enjoyed the
series. If I decide to keep the car I might do a few upgrades later on and
see how much quicker we can make it, while keeping the budget low. Stay
tuned though because after I tidy up the garage I'm going to start on my
new project and it's going to be a big one.
Edit: as it turns out this wasn't the last episode so check out the next
Scotty's Garage interview - REN-355 Supercharged VR Commodore
After almost 4 years in the build Josh Cotterill has finally fired up his
blown Chevy powered VR Commodore for the first time. Josh is well known
around southern NSW for doing some tough burnouts despite the old 304
Holden engine having no blower. Watch out now, because that blown 406ci
Chev combo is pretty tough and with Josh behind the wheel it'll be a sight
to behold on the track.
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
Cruise Action at PCM2010
Just some action filmed during the Prestige Cruise Time at Winon's
Performance Car Mania. As you can see it gets a bit crazy at times. Some
guys got a bit carried away because it was the last session and I guess
they didn't care if they got kicked out.
WTOFIT - Crazy Rotary Powered Van Burnout
We popped in to the Good Fryday Burnout at Sydney Dragway to check out the
action and found this totally insane little rotary powered Suzuki van
ripping a few skids. Check out that glowing Exhaust. We've seen a few hot systems in our
time but never one that glowed so brightly.
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.
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.
FLI20Y - Turbo & Nitrous Datsun Burnout
It takes a brave man to face the Summernats burnout crowd with a
four-cylinder, but not only did Michael Ramsey pull it off he actually
managed to get the to cheer for him. To be honest it was a pretty good skid