GROUP A HER­ITAGE

NZV8 - - IN THE BUILD -

The guys at Heads Rac­ing Sup­plies have earned a name as the place to go for show-qual­ity To­ranas, but they’re cur­rently work­ing on some­thing ar­guably a whole lot more spe­cial — the Lansvale Smash Re­pairs Group A VL Walkin­shaw. Orig­i­nally a Holden-built VL Mo­tor­sports shell, it was pur­chased by the Lansvale team and built to Group A spec­i­fi­ca­tion for com­pe­ti­tion. Now owned by Heads Rac­ing Sup­plies pro­pri­etor, Rod­ney Heads, the VL is cur­rently un­der­go­ing a com­plete pe­riod-cor­rect restora­tion to its Bathurst days. This in­cludes the full Lansvale Smash Re­pairs liv­ery as it ap­peared at the time, as well as a com­plete me­chan­i­cal restora­tion, cen­tred around an in­jected Holden 304 V8 with au­then­tic Group A twin-throt­tle man­i­fold and Ge­trag five-speed man­ual gear­box. Rod­ney hopes to have the Walkin­shaw ready in time for the New Zealand Fes­ti­val of Mo­tor Rac­ing — which will be cel­e­brat­ing the le­gends of Bathurst — over the week­end of Jan­uary 13–14, 2018. We look for­ward to see­ing this iconic piece of mo­tor­sport his­tory come back to life!

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