Holden Versus Ford at Lardner Park
The guys from Motorfest lined up a VR holden and a AU Falcon to see which
would last the longest with their fanbelts cut and half the oil drained. I
tipped that the Ford would outlast the Holden but I never imagined that it
would go for 30mins. Obviously no-one wants to see the full video, but I've
come up with a shorter version showing some of the highlights. The VR
lastes 2mins 47secs, while the AU Falcon went for 30min until they got
bored aand took the stick off the accelerator where it stalled. It's
rumoured that someone actually strated the AU up again later in the night.
Project Digger Burnout Testing
Back when the Army's Project Digger was first getting built I was invited
along to film some burnout testing. As you can see the car wasn't finished
but with time getting short before Summernats 23 they wanted to make sure
it was right to go.
Unfortunately, as a direct result of the testing they decided to not do any
burnout at Summernats that year due to cooling issues. But it sure looked
So for those that haven't seen it in action, here you go.
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.
BAT05L - Big, Black & Blown
A bit of modern muscle here with a 304ci Holden V8 sporting a thumping
great 6/71 blower on a home made intake that the owner built himself. The
bottom end is mostly stock with just valve springs to counter the Boost.
ANARCY Supercharged Holden V8 Torana
This might be the quickest Holden V8 in Pro Street I think. Harry Joss runs
a supercharged 355ci Holden stroker in this badass LX Torana hatch and with
ET's in the low 8's we reckon it might be one of the quickest around.
T4TUFF - Summernats 25 Burnout Masters Second Place
After qualifying for the top five last year Matty Power was looking strong
for a big finish at summernats 24, but an engine fire cut things short and
he came fifth. This year there were no fires, but there was plenty of smoke
as he destroyed several pairs of tyres to finish second overall. Killer
QIK400 Holden at Summernats 25
We've decided to make it All Holden Day here at Scotty's Garage with
another great smokeshow. I'm pretty sure this one isn't packing a late
model GM motor though. Sounds like there's 400 cubes of Chevy small block