APSA Modified Street
Both Modified Street Un-Blown and Blown classes qualifying at the APSA
FUCHS Shootout held at Calder Park Raceway.
Wheels up V8 turbo Torana - Bullivant Automotive
Racing for the first time on 275 radials, Perry Bullivant's Holden Torana
was leaving the start line upward running a best pass of 8.10 at 170mph for
the day. The car is powered by a 408ci small block V8 Chevy, twin turbo blow through intake and runs on E85 ethanol.
APSA Pro Street Shootout Grand Final - Sydney Dragway.
Mental 540ci V8 blown Torana
Travis Connor's black Pro Street missile is one loud Torana! The car is
powered by a blown and injected 540ci big block V8 and was running deep 7s
at 190+mph at the APSA shootout at Willowbank Raceway recently.
Holden Haven........A Holden Torana Tribute.
A host of fine Holden Torana's currently being diplayed at HOLDEN HAVEN.
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First 9-second LPG pass - Tunnel Vision (2006)
(Please note this video is from August 2006)
Jason Ghiller's Tunnel Vision built XE ESP has become the first car in
Australia to run a 9-second pass on LPG pump fuel. The turbo 4.0-litre ran a first up pass of 10.18
before going 10.01/133 and then 9.97/132 (1.52 60ft, 110.81mph mid track).
The XE was also the first LP Gas powered vehicle to run a 10-second pass
just a few years ago. Even more impressive is the fact the car was driven
to the track and home again.
1971 - Peter Brock Rallycross - Colin Bond Torana XU1 (SUPER100mph)
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)
Torana SS @ Bathurst FOSC
Two laps in my road registered Torana SS. Top speed on Conrod 246 km/h,
Mountain Straight 218 km/h. Best Lap time 2min 39.8 secs (2nd lap).
Finished 20th outright out of 370 odd cars, including 140 odd Porsches, a
few GT40s, Ferrari's, Skylines, Evos, WRX and various other racecars.
Australian Holden LX Torana LS1 running here in California latest updates
My Torana, LS1 with Edelbrock intake, big brakes, 6 speed, Exhaust I built, a/c, power windows, remote
locks, custom 18" wheels, upgraded suspension, etc.
I did all of the work including electrical, engine swap, cooling system,
hidden a/c stuff, fuel system, suspension and the rest of the build.
I imported it years ago (and others since), but this one has been my