If you’re into EHs, especially retrotech versions, then you’re probably familiar with the Desisto name. These brothers have built some of the nicest EHs to hit the streets since the early 90s. They’re also family friends with the Sacilottos and had a major part in the build of Ben’s sedan (SM, Mar ’03), a two-tone blue and white beauty that featured small-block Chev power and Center Line Trigon wheels. In that issue Ben mentioned his next project: “It’s a ute with a supercharged V6. We reckon it’s got Top 20 potential.”
Source - www.whichcar.com.au
Tony Webb's eight-second LJ Torana has a new turbo big-block stablemate that's gunning for sixes.
WHEN it comes to epic Aussie radial street cars, Tony Webb’s brown CULPRIT LJ Torana, known as ‘Leroy Brown’, is one of the sentimental favourites thanks to it winning a swag of X275 events using unconventional engineering and a whole bunch of nous. Having run deep in the eights on Holden power, Webby’s first-gen Torry is something of an icon for fans of radial racing, particularly thanks to its sleeper appeal.
Read more - https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/1976-holden-lj-torana-big-block-holden-1977-lx-torana-tony-webb
At the 1999 Sydney Motor Show, when the cloth was lifted from Holden’s ‘Coupe’ concept it was an instant star of screen, print and public. Holden lapped up the admiration as much as the public did at the prospect − and then realisation − of its production.
Three years later, Monaro is on the streets and Holden drops another bomb, so to speak. While much less a secret than the Coupe, Holden’s SSX ‘hatchback’ design concept was, arguably (and again) the star of the 2002 Sydney Motor show.
Read more - https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/holden-ssx-awd-v8-concept-feature
Jamie Whincup quipped the Red Bull Holden Racing Team claimed the 'Most Improved Award' at the PIRTEK Perth SuperSprint after its dire Phillip Island event.
Whincup was "absolutely nowhere" last time out at the Victorian circuit, starting no higher than 10th and pairing a best finish of 12th with a DNF due to a lost wheel.
He was back at the front of the field at Barbagallo Wanneroo Raceway, topping opening practice, starting the two races third and second and finishing them fourth and second.
Source - https://www.supercars.com/news/championship/whincup-won-the-most-improved-in-perth/
Anthony Wicks has to be one of the luckiest eight-year-olds around. His dad, Barry, owns the best EH ute in the northern NSW town of Glen Innes and young Anthony has been promised the utes keys as soon as he drives. But as Barry sees it, handing down to his son the ute he calls 'his toy' is as natural as any father passing on the family business, or having a chat about the meaning of life. Or sitting down and having a natter about girls. It's a birthright - life's natural progression - the way things are done.
Read more - https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/classic-1964-eh-holden-ute-flashback
Holden’s ZB came to Car of the Year hauling heavy historical baggage. Commodore, after all, is the winningest name in COTY history; five times it’s been etched on our trophy. But the new one isn’t the same kind of car as the VB, VN, VR, VT or VE. Big six-cylinder and V8 engines, rear-drive and Australian-made are no longer the defining Commodore characteristics.
Read more - https://www.whichcar.com.au/events/coty/holden-commodore-2019-car-of-the-year-review
ANYONE who has ever been to Powercruise in Sydney would almost certainly know of Trent Smith and his absolutely killer hatchback Torana. His speciality is the powerskids, Powercruise’s signature dish, which he has won 10 times in the past 15 years.
Read more - https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/holden-torana-1400hp-blown-small-block
Holden doesn’t forget historic occasions easily, and 50 years after its first victory at the Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst in 1968, the company unveiled this futuristic racer concept. Though it might be easy to dismiss is as a design dream that will never reach reality, they say it will attempt a lap record with it.
Called the Time Attack Concept, it is only admirable in its digital form for now, the car is meant to be an expression of its motorsport heritage as well as its optimism for the future. Indeed, it looks like it belongs in a Gran Turismo game more than it has any business tearing up a real life track.
Read more - https://www.carshowroom.com.au/news/holden-outs-stunning-1-000kw-time-attack-concept-racer/
Leading Holden squads Triple Eight and Erebus Motorsport are waiting on this weekend's Phillip Island to judge their form comparative to teams running Ford Mustangs.After a fast start from Ford's new Mustang, which won the first seven races of the 2019 season, Shane van Gisbergen helped Holden to its first triumph of the year last Sunday at Symmons Plains.The breakthrough win came amid an ongoing parity debate, and followed a mandated centre of gravity change that saw Mustang crews forced to redistribute more than four times as much weight to the roofline than those running Commodores.Top Holden squads, however, are reserving judgement regarding the effect of the CoG changes.Read more - https://www.motorsport.com/v8supercars/news/holden-mustang-phillip-island-comparisons/4367310/