The MX5 raised some concerns, specifically the idea that members of the public could touch the rear turbo housings or exhuast pipes and cop a burn. As a work-around, we’re going to fit some GCG turbo beanies and wrap the exhaust.
Even Farmtruck and AZN had to front to scrutineering, to make sure their just-finished C10 is ready to take on the burnout pad.
Stephen Sherry has owned his LJ Torana for a long time and ran some crazy Joe Webb graphics in its last incarnation. Now Stephen has given it a birthday, putting as much GTR XU-1 vibes back into the car as possible.
At the other end of the scale was Woodsy’s bare metal Corolla. Under the bonnet is a Holden V6, which has been converted to a single turbo, blow-through carby set up – complete with chain-driven dizzy.
Graham Longhurst – he of the SMOKEU HZ Holden that won the dyno comp at Summernats 24 – was back with a freshened up LX hatchback for his missus. “I pranged it as Summernats a while ago, so I guess I had to fix it,” laughs Graham. An 8/71-blown, EFI small block Chev provides the propulsion for this street cruiser.