Re-live the first victory for Peter Brock at the mountain. To Save cars from your search results or vehicle pages you must first login Ok. In his younger years he first got enamoured with racing by watching Spencer Martin, who just so happened to win the Mount Panorama with a Vauxhall Viva which is the car that the original Torana was derived from. The L34 Torana did not impressed as much as hoped. And it meant that the A9X could be a far superior track warrior — and a better road car — than the L34 LH. The top seven cars in the results at Bathurst that year were L34s.
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This was an excellent showing in such a short amount of time. Peter Brock repeatedly claimed it was the racung race car of his year career. The RTS specifications developed under the guidance of chassis engineer Peter Hanenberger included changes to sway bars, shocks, springs and bushes. Matt’s Holden powered LH Torana is his first build, which took two years to complete.
Allan Grice was one of the first drivers to race the new SLR s. Some great old footage. These modifications allowed for even faster lap times. The L34 Torana did not impressed as much as hoped. The best of the bunch: But the yorana had one major advantage over the four-door in that it could accommodate wider rear tyres, and hence its subsequent favour for tackling Mount Panorama.
The muscle-car boom has seen values soar. During this timeframe the Torana XU-1 really became a challenger in the performance car market and on the track. Murray Carter placed second overall with 44 points in a Falcon. The LJ Torana was allowing drivers to finish in top spots and faster than ever. The car was fast and durable.
It really was a great era for V8 Touring Car racing. Blown Torana LX hatch – flashback. It was clear by the end of Holden was finally moving in the right direction.
1978 HDT Torana A9X: Legend Series
To Save a search to find the cars you like quickly you must first login. Colin Bond drove home with 60 points racing with the L34, while Alan Grice racinh 39 points. At the Mount Panorama, after coming off of an incredibly practice time, Peter Brock blew a piston and had to pull out of the race.
See more Torana history here. Nonetheless, changes were coming. More fibreglass appeared in the shape of a reverse bonnet scoop, racinb to push air into the fat Holley from the windscreen pressure zone.
And the car slashed more than five minutes off the race record. That year he earned an impressive points, with his new teammate Colin Bond right behind, but with only 74 points. It won tornaa championships in three years, was on pole position at all of its Bathurst outings and scored two Bathurst wins — the latter by a never-to-be-repeated margin. Select cars to compare from your search results or vehicle pages Ok. By Mark Arblaster 20 Apr Between andthe team won six of seven Bathursts, two championships and an incredible seven consecutive Sandowns.
And it meant that the A9X could be a far superior track warrior — and a better road car — than the L34 LH.
HDT Torana A9X: Legend Series
This was a defining year for the Torans, because after this year the Falcon XC hardtops no longer raced. To Save cars from your search results or vehicle pages you must first login Ok.
In it was time again for Peter Brock and Allan Moffat to put on another fine showing of racing. However, this time Allan Moffat came out on top again with Brock in second place.