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.
Holden V8 power - TUF355
Peter's naturally aspirated 355ci stroker V8 Holden powered Torana runs
into the 9.1-second zone at Calder Park.
V10 BMW M5 drag
A rare car to see in Australia, the E60 M5 was the first BMW to feature the
5.0L 373kW V10 (8259rpm redline), 7-speed powertrain.
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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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)
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.
APSA Modified Street
Both Modified Street Un-Blown and Blown classes qualifying at the APSA
FUCHS Shootout held at Calder Park Raceway.
A9X II WALK AROUND
Quick walk around of the A9X II a LX hatch back Torana that Mark from Marks
Workshop has built.
work by Mark @ Marks Workshop
SOME OF THE CARS ON THESE YOUTUBE VIDEOS ARE SHOWN IN A FORM BEYOND THE
STREET LEGAL LIMITS FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA. THESE CARS ARE USED FOR SHOW,
TRACK OR OTHER OFF ROAD EVENTS. IN MOST CASES THESE CARS ARE TAKEN BACK TO
STREET LEGAL LEVELS TO BE ABLE TO USE THE VEHICLE LEGALLY ON THE ROADS OF
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. MARKS WORKSHOP DOES NOT CONDONE THE USE OF EXTREME HORSE
POWER ON THE STREET.
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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.