Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Motor Magazine - July Issue

The new issue of MOTOR is out and I have a couple of features in it. The first been 20 Years of Clubsport. The article was a look at the models that have shared the "Clubsport" badge from the VN right through to the current VE E2 series. It was interesting to see how far the lineage has progressed over the years from a the rather crude Taxi like VN right through to the modern and European rivaling VE series which I personally love.

20 Years in one photo, I quite like this one. Lots of colour and vibrance


This Rigshot was done right at the end of the day in near darkness, I have never been so cold on a shoot in all my life.


The afternoon sun was quite soft, I caught some rays peeking through the trees.


The E2 R8 is a tough car, Personally I want one!


VT and VE Clubbies making mince meat of the climb up towards Golburn.


Who knows what the HSV guys were smoking when they designed the VS's wheels.



The second article was about the New 911 Turbo, the goal was to run a 10.xx second Pass in a stock car and hence get it banned for not running a rollcage as per ANDRA rules. We tried all the tricks in the book, Cleary even skipped lunch to try and scrape a couple of hundreths out of the ET. We added a bottle of Octane booster, ran virtually no fuel in the car and even resorted to mucking around with Tyre pressures. Alas is was not to be, Cleary ran a stonking 11.025 at 127Mph which is amazing for a stock production car literally driven from the Showroom floor.

The New 911T is a stunning car, it drew attention like nothing else.



Sussing out the Launch control, Press button, foot on brake, Foot to the floor and GO!



Get a look at the Launch! Even on the prepped track it still spun all 4 wheels, I have a feeling that 10's would be acheivable with more time and a better track prep.



Proof is in the Pudding, 11.025 @ 127mph (205.4kph) Not bad for a stocker huh!

4 comments:

Jamie said...

Mate, that second one from the rig is absolutely stunning. Beautiful.

So how fast were you actually moving there?

Chris Brasher said...

only one rig shot mate, the setup one with 3 cars, the other one was hanging out the window at 80kph.

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