Corowa Autofest 2010 - 1000hp Torana splits balancer on the dyno
This Torana is a pretty mean bit of gear, with a Vortech YSi hanging off the side of a 434cube small block chev. It was looking promising to spin up some huge numbers on the Dyno when the balancer split. Although there was some concern the crank might have snapped the snout off, it was later confirmed that it was just the balancer that broke.
2000hp Torana Wins Horsepower Heroes
Jake Edwards goes back to back at Summernats 26 with another win in horsepower Heroes with
1666rwhp (and equates to over 2000hp at the flywheel). The car runs a 496ci
big block with a massive 106mm Garrett turbo with EFI and methanol. It has run 7.88 at
179mph on the quarter, so it's not just a Dyno queen.
Check out how much Exhaust energy it
produces at the end of the video where it blew my second camera over even
though it was at least 8 feet away.
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.
Summernats23 - CMEFRY goes up in flames
Can you imagine a more Apt numberplate for this car? CMEFRY (See Me Fry)
goes up in flames at the end of a massive smokefest. Grab the next issue of
Street Machine magazine to see some amazing pictures by Adam Morrissey from
Two Superchargers, No Waiting for smoke!!
I used to think this car was called 24TUFF for some reason, and with 2
blowers I guess that works as well, but it's actually T4TUFF and it is
Tough with a capital T. Matt Power is the pilot of the flame throwing smoke
monster, and even though it was a killer burnout Matt finished 13th
overall, that's how tough the competition was.
1000hp+ Twin Turbo Torana
We've talked to Perry Bullivant in the past with his Torana sedan. First it
had a Vortech Supercharger that made
plenty of power but was somewhat fragile, then he progressed to a 434ci
twin turbo set-up, now he's gone to 408
cube but still with twin turbos and with
it strapped down hard it ran back-to-back 1000hp runs at Performance Car
Mania. With the old combo the car has run 8.1 on the quarter, should be
interesting to see what it runs now.
World's Biggest Burnout Fire!
Justen Brown absolutely torches his Holden ute at Mallanats with one of the
biggest fire shows we've seen.
And then he came out in the finals and do it all again.
MRCUBE - 8sec Injected torana
I don't know the details on this Torana but it's an awesome bit of gear
with some wheels up 8sec action and no blowers or turbos to be seen.
Corowa Autofest - Six Cylinder drag final
High tech versus old school in the final of the six cylinder class at
Corowa. We talk briefly to both owners before they head to the startline.
With the EL XR6 Falcon boasting almost double the horsepower of the Torana, it
should have been no contest but the result was closer than anyone could
Summernats 23 - EASTY
How's this for a tyre shredding burnout? Glenn Eastwood leans on his Torana
so hard that the tyres want to leave along with the coolant.
HER350 at Willowbank - before SMOTY
Angela Dow at Willowbank, before she painted the car purple and won Street
Machine Of The Year
I post this before but it was the wrong aspect ratio.
Corowa Autofest - Outlaw class final
I'm not sure what the rules were for the outlaw class but it was Mick Brody
again with his 555cube Torana versus Chris with his Supercharged HQ.
Unfortunately Chris was fairly outgunned with the big block Torana taking a
relatively easy win.
CAL400 Racing - the other Torana
I'm pretty sure this was a second car and not the original CAL400, (Daniel
does watch these vid occassionally so he'll probably give us the good oil
Original or not this thing is a beast and lays some awesome burnouts before
it rips off a low seven while getting wildly out of shape across the line.