ONBOC Scores Second at PCM 2012
Donny Elphick gave it his all at Performance Car Mania but just got pipped
by Rick Fuller ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnyIsWYB6k4 ) for the
burnout win. Don was telling us he's travelled 16,000km this year to get to
burnout shows all over the country and he's got a few more to do before
MKSV8 - Gets Loose at PCM
Mike reckons his blown big block Statesman makes around 1200hp and with a
monster F3R Procharger hanging off the side who are we to argue. It was
toasting tyres all weekend at Performance Car Mania but watch until the end
where he over does it in the powerskids.
S2CAZ - Blown LS1 SS Ute
Check out Con in his SS Commodore ute. He does okay for an older fella and
loves giving it to his tricked out ute. With a blower kit on the LS1 donk
it does easy 11's on the quarter and sounds awesome.
ITHOPS - Three Minutes With Harry
Initially we were going to mix this footage with some external stuff but it
just looks too damn good (we'll do another vid later with both views).
After watching it off the camera we thought this makes just an awesome clip
by itself. Harry Haig has revamped his XR Falcon ute and fitted a new blown
methanol Windsor v8 up front. He took it for a couple laps of Winton
raceway and let it all hang out.
Turbo Big Block HB Torana
HB Toranas (Vauxhall Viva) are faily small so putting a big block chev in
one is a fair effort but adding a monster turbo and EFI to it is another couple levels of
insanity. They're still getting a handle on the power but check out how
easily it runs this 8sec pass then backs it up with a 7sec run.
LSONE Wins at Performance Car Mania
Rick Fuller hasn't had a good run since he bolted a blower on his VK but
he's finally got it all sorted and he delivered an outstanding performance
at Winton's Performance Car Mania. We were lucky enough to plonk a go pro
on the bonnet and capture some awesoem footage of the winning ride.
TUF253 - Small Cubes & Big Smoke
Shannon Heraud almost didn't get into the finals at PCM. We're not sure why
because his qualifying skid was just as good as this one. But the Officials
gave him a shot and he delivered with this 5th place smokeshow that was
high on revs and action.
CHV037 - Cool Hot Rod Truck
Johnny Luci's very cool '37 Chev truck was dragged out of the bush and
rebuilt as a very nice hot rod truck. It's got a big block and a Jag front
end and it runs low 12s over the quarter. Check it out.
LSONE On Fire! Who Needs a Blower?
When you've got 5.7 litres of Gen3 Chev V8 shoehorned into the front of
your VK Commodore you don't need a blower to blow the tyres off your rims,
as Rick Fuller proves at Springnats. Not only does he rev the snot out of
this all alloy v8, but he always manages to do a killer skid as well.
Unfortunately he had to cut this smoke show short due to a little fire
under the car, looked impressive though.
RACENU Burns the Tyres and the Paint at Springnats 2011
Jason McIntosh has tried just about everything to win the burnouts at
Springnats - including setting fire to the car this year. But he still
didn't quite make it. I can tell you there were some nervous people along
the fence when it caught fire. I actually moved away from the camera when
the back end was pointed straight at me and on fire. The flames were pretty
intense. Might have to start wearing a fire suit.
10sec Six-Pot Falcon
Some people have told me I should have turbo'ed the 13s for $1300 Falcon and going off
the performance of this car that wouldn't have been a bad idea. It goes
like a rocket, but I bet it cost more than $1300 as well.
Oh well, too late now. I sold 13s for $1300 two weeks ago.