John Vollebregt 2002 Holden VX Commodore
We kid now that there are more turbocharged LS engines in Waiuku than anywhere else in the country. There’s more than a grain of truth in that joke, though, and one man is to blame for it — John Vollebregt. His subtle HSV-kitted VX Commodore was, and still is, a wolf in sheep’s clothing, having come tantalisingly close to becoming the first 10-second LS engine in the country thanks to a big turbo — and plenty of self-tuning and tinkering. Nowadays, everyone knows that throwing a turbo on an LS engine is the best way to make big power, but few will know that John did it before anyone else.