Straight from picking the car up from Ian, i took it too Riverside Racing. We spent the week going over the car, and finally starting it. Cheers to Gary, Liam and Nathan and the assa crew that dropped over to help out.
I somehow am back here again, i left ASSA for a year, over bullshit and petty bickering.
Im poor, i do this for fun, on bugger all coin, so when the fun went, i just couldn’t see the point in hanging about. I see it happen in many areas of life, people get bored, or over the crap, it all becomes too hard. Sports Sedans has been suffering from that, social media rants, angry old men, pushy new members, illegal cars, legal cars, rules, supercars, classes, yada yada.
A year away helped me love the cars again, i went off and did some aasa racing, its much cheaper too, also got a wingless sprintcar, again, cheaper to do…...
John Gourlay is well on the way with the new car, Ron's doing a great job. Ive been down to Johns factory/ workshop a few times and seen the progress first hand. Big change for John with a torque tube, and mid mount engine. Similar to what is in 10 time Sports Sedans Champion Tony Ricciardello's Alfa. The body will have a few updates ahead of revising the older car. Some moulds have been made pressing on with the rest. Considering how fast Johns current Audi is, to say the sports sedan community is excited, is an understatment.
My bud Garry Roberts was testing his Indycar powered Torana...yes i said Indy car Powered. A Buick V6 Turbo charged angry engine.
Garry decided one day, to turn this floorpan car into a space frame, and upgrade the NA V6 to full blow Turbo destruction. The rest as they say is history.He summoned the race gods and produced an angle grinder, and across the world the cries could be heard, as Torana lovers wept at the loss of a very original old girl.
The Torana Garry has created really is what a sports sedan is....just kinda ridiculous. Hot inside with the engine frighteningly close to the big man., Big slicks, wide guards, and enough danger and int...
Well this is our first post of the site. The video is a snapshot of doing the first test at Winton. This car took around 12 months to build, and was predominately built in a small garage in the otter western suburbs of Melbourne.
The style of video is very simple, fly on the wall, a glimpse into low budget racing in Australia