Best Powerskids at Gazzanats 2011
Just get on it and see how long it'll smoke - that's what powerskids are all about. No brakes, just a heavy right foot and an arm full of steering lock, just watch out for those walls.
1TUFSS Makes An Impressive Amount of Smoke
Normally we don't expect much from late model cars but this VE Commodore impressed a few with the sheer amount of smoke it was producing. It had smoke coming out of all orifices at Avalon.
HQ383 Flames up AGAIN at Springnats 2011
Burnouts are fun, but setting fire to your car? Not so much. Mick Sullivan has one of the sweetest sounding Holden V8's around but to keep the blower cool he runs a water/methanol injection system which sometimes gets things a little hot down the back end. Hopefully he'll get it all sorted before he totally torches the car.
AGROVB - Supercharged & E85 Fueled 253 Holden V8
Yep, it's just 253 cubes (4.2-litres) under the bonnet of this Holden Commodore. The 253 is the V8 voted most likely to end up as a boat anchor to most performance enthusiasts, but Alan Shuttleworth decided to do something with his. Last year it made 280hp at the tyres naturally aspirated and this year he's back with a little B&M 162 blower on top and pumping just 7psi Boost it made 342hp at the tyres. So you could say this little engine is making around 460hp at the crank. Makes wonder if I should pull that 253 from under the bench and give it a go.
Summernats 25 Top Ten Burnouts
Here's the list that everyone has been waiting for, the Summernats 25 Top Ten Burnouts. If you disagree, don't blame me, this is how the Sumemrnats judges saw it.
Well done to those that finished in the top ten and better luck next year to those that didn't. The field is getting tough out there.
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 25 Liqui-Moly Burnout Masters Preview.
The Liqui-Moly National Burnout Masters is the biggest thing to hit the Australian burnout scene in the last twelve months. Last year showed just how awesome this concept can be and for 2012 at Summernats 25 it's going to be back bigger and better than ever. Prepare yourself for pure awesomeness.
Here's a look at the contenders for Summernats 25 (unfortunately no footage of 383AXE & MRHQ2U), with some of their killer performances in 2012. Who do you reckon will win?
Naturally, we'll be there capturing all the action, but make sure you get along to see it live yourself and then relive the action later on Scotty's Garage. Cya there!
Pistol Pete Tests & Tunes In Sydney
This twin turbo 440ci Camaro is one of the faster street 'n' strip rides in australia - although I'm not sure how much street duties it sees. Although it's a Melbourne based car, Pete was up in Sydney testing earlier in the year because they reckon Sydney is a much better track than Calder.
1FATRAT - Blown, Big Block Chevelle Burnout
We love our muscle cars down under but there's nothing quite like some good old US muscle. On our recent trip to Gazzanats we stumbled across this blown big block powered Chevelle and the owner definitely wasn't afraid to give it a heavy right foot.
BEST. POWERSKID. EVER.
I've seen some crazy powerskid action in my time but this Torana takes the cake. With a big hit of Nitrous and a heavy right foot this guy smokes the full length of the track in and aesome display of skill and power.
If you've got a better powerskid then send me a video response.
KRUPTA - Supercharged Holden Commodore Ute
Another one from the vault. KRUPTA was a fairly well known car about five or six years ago. Here's a video of one of it's first runs down the track. Last time I heard, this car was running nine second quarters with the same set-up. The basic set-up was a Holden stroker with an intercooled Vortech Supercharger.