Holden 202 Huge Burnout vs EVO IX in a drag race Torana wins
Holden Torana 202 drag racing a Mitsi EVO 9 at Nelson Motueka 2010 Easter Drag meeting. Torana ran email@example.com. At the next meeting with smaller tires I ran 12.9and 107mph. I am told this is the fastest normally aspirated 202 Holden Torana on the street. Standard street tires and unleaded fuel as well!
Drag Crash - Stooge V8 Torana
Chris Theo was very lucky to escape unscathed from this unfortunate
accident at Heathcote Park. The very well built V8 powered Holden LX
hatchback Torana didn't fare so well.
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Targa Tasmania 2014 - Torana GTR XU-1 PURE SOUND
Follow Brian & Linda Dermott in their beautifully prepared 1971 Holden
Torana GTR XU-1 as they tackle the stages of Targa Tasmania 2014.
Video produced by Other Side Productions.
New XU1 Engine Idling
Just after cam run in so first time idling. 3.3 bottom end, superflow head,
knife edged crank, crow camshaft, balanced, lightweight flywheel, button
1971 - Peter Brock Rallycross - Colin Bond Torana XU1
This video was produced for the Holden Dealers about 1971 ish as a promo
film under the title "What's A Nice Car Like You Doing In A Race Like
This?" featuring Peter Brock and Colin Bond. Some amazing rare colour
footage of Peter Brock "Rallycrossing" in "The Beast" (specially modified
Torana) and Colin Bond in his famous Torana XU1 days South Pacific Touring
Car Series, competing at Warwick Farm, Sandown and Surfers Paradise.
Special thanks to Colin Bond for his introduction to the our video and
alerting us to this wonderful footage. Enjoy!
Bond initially made a reputation as a hillclimber with three NSW Hillclimb
titles in 1965-67 driving a Lynx-Peugeot S/C. Also known as a rally driver
he was relatively unknown in circuit racing circles apart from a few forays
racing various Isuzu Belletts, when he was chosen to partner Tony Roberts
in one of three Holden Dealer Team entered Holden Monaros for the 1969
Hardie-Ferodo 500 at Bathurst. On a day when the Fords crumbled with
unsuitable tyres for the race, the HDT stood strong, putting all three
Monaros into the top six positions with Bond and Roberts winning.
Torana GTR XU-1
Bond and Shepheard in the Holden Dealer Team Torana GTR XU-1 on their way
to another win in the Warana Rally, round four of the 1972 Australian Rally
The nimble 6-cylinder Torana GTR XU-1 debuted in late 1970 and in 1971 Bond
began racking up an impressive list of race and rally titles in his Torana.
He secured the Manufacturer's Championship for Holden by winning 3 out of 5
rounds, including the Sandown 250 enduro in his XU-1. He also won the
Australian Rally Championship and the Southern Cross Rally, along with the
South Pacific Touring Series that year.
Late in 1971 Bond had a couple of drives with Frank Matich's F5000 team.
One was in the Australian Grand Prix at Warwick Farm and driving in a wet
practice session Bond put in lap times seconds faster than his more experienced F5000
rivals. After his open-wheeler stint he opted to stay with the Holden
The following year Bond won the Australian Rally Championship for the
second year in a row. Bond also won the Catalina Park rallycross series,
while on the bitumen he won the Toby Lee Series and Sun-7 Gold Medal. In
1973 he again won the Sun-7 series at Amaroo Park.
1974 ARC winners Colin Bond and George Shepheard in the HDT Torana GTR XU-1
at the Warana Rally, round five of the 1974 Australian Rally Championship.
In 1974, as well as winning his third national Rally Championship, Bond won
his third consecutive Sun-7 Chesterfield Series against a strong challenge
by Bob Morris.
In late 1974, driving the new Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34, he contributed
to Holden's victory in the Australian Manufacturers' Championship, again
winning three out of five rounds.
Peter Brock left the Holden Dealer Team at the end of 1974. So for the 1975
season Colin Bond was the team's No.1 driver. That year he won the
Australian Touring Car Championship and also won the South Pacific Touring
Car Series. At Bathurst Bond won pole position and led for much of the
early part of the race but a broken axle at half distance put him too far
back to challenge Peter Brock.
Reproduction of the 1976 Bathurst Bond/Harvey Torana
Bond was involved in a dramatic finish in 1976 at the Bathurst 1000. Late
in the race when it seemed Bond, in the Holden Dealer Team Torana L34, had
the race sewn up he was forced to pull into the pits with fanbelt trouble
allowing the Bob Morris Torana to take the lead. In the final laps Morris's
co-driver, British touring car ace John Fitzpatrick, nursed home an ailing
car trailing smoke ahead of Bond's Torana which finished about 40 seconds
In 1987, motoring writer Bill Tuckey in his book The Rise and Fall of Peter
Brock claimed that there had been a lap scoring error in the 1976 race and
that Colin Bond's Torana was the first car to complete the distance. Tuckey
claimed Holden declined to challenge the result because a privately entered
Holden team had won in such a memorable, emotional finish, and because Bob
Morris' major sponsor was Ron Hodgson Motors, one of Sydney's leading
Holden dealerships at the time. It remains however a contested footnote,
Bob Morris denies that this was the case, claiming most team lap scorers
agreed that the results were correct. Despite this, Bond's co-driver John
Harvey believes that he and Bond did indeed win the race, despite the
official result still showing Morris and Fitzpatrick as race winners.
1984 Bathurst 1000 - Chasing Brock (ICMR)
Mighty 6 at "No Mercy" Drag Race in Georgia
More info at mighty6.com! Mighty 6 competing at the No Mercy Heads Up
outlaw drag racing event held in Georgia in October 2011.
We went with the hopes of qualifying and we did just that. We qualified 16
out of 22 entries and ran our personal best 1/8 mile 5.506 @128.56 mph.
This was with 275 M/T Drag Radials and NO wheelie bars. We still like to
race 1/8 mile because it seems to be easy on parts and safety.
We lost first round to the number one qualifier. It was a fun weekend and
learned a bunch of tuning tips from other racers willing to help us out.
Ford Falcon 6 FPV 350 vs Holden Torana 6
Holden Torana LC drag racing a Ford FPV 350. A classic battle of Holden 6
vs Ford 6 with a 1973 XU-1 spec 202 LC Torana vs the late model FPV 350.
The Torana struggled with traction all night with the LSD in need of a
tighten and a cool track. LC has now run 12.9 and 107mph
George Separovich's blown LJ Torana, vid montage Perth Motorplex Jan 8th, 2011
George Separovich's blown LJ Torana, vid montage Perth Motorplex Jan 8th,
Running in the popular Top Comp bracket, Separovich's wild little Torana is
powered by a PSI blown Chev, and runs both 305 and 332 cube engine
The Torana is also set up on these runs for the ever growing Outlaw 10.5
class, and although the best time we captured on this day was a 7.65,
Separovich's Outlaw 10.5 combo has been as quick as 7.30 @ 193 mph.
We were also there to capture some great on-board footage for these runs,
so thanks to George, his team and Crew for letting us take a ride in this
Custom 1959 Holden build up in front yard Part 1
FCCOOL FC holden custom rebuild with canted quads, m90 supercharged red
motor, quality is a bit bad at first as something happened to the files
while they were on my computer for a couple of years, check my channel for
more of this car and eventually part 2 of the build
Torana 202 Drag 13.5 @ 101 mph
My fastest drag time yet, 13.5 @ 101mph and I still have a standard open
diff which was my goal with this budget 202 LC Torana. I still have more
developement to go but the budget determines alot. Next on the list is to
Boost the stock ignition for free. I
have been doing just minor changes to lower the times and the latest
dropped the time by .3. The Honda that you see has big slicks and heaps of
dosh spent on it and is an 11 second car.
EH Holden 202 13.2 @100
could have dipped into the 12's with more revs off the line and shifting
higher but it blew up after this run!