David & Ange Hellyer – 1974 Holden LH Torana
This is the second time around for David & Ange Hellyer’s killer LH Torana, which they’ve owned since 1997. “Three years ago I started with a 10-second show car,” says David. Take two has been specifically built to compete in the APSA Pro Street Unblown class. They’re chasing 7.50s, which is well ahead of the current class record of 7.93. To run this quick, JL Race Cars TIG’d up the intricate ANDRA-approved Chrome-Moly, twin frame-rail chassis into which they slotted in a Pro9 nine-inch diff, complete with alloy housing. JL also formed the carbon-fibre floor, tubs and door trims.
Body wise, Kingpins Kustom did a mile of work on the body which included smoothing out the engine bay along with fine-tuning along with a myriad of modifications. After all this, Kingpins rolled it into the booth and laid on the HOK Bright Yellow – which looks awesome next to the dark grey powder coated chassis. Running a record-smashing time requires a record-smashing engine – which is where BK Race Engines comes into the picture. They screwed together the normally aspirated, 632-cube big-block Chev, using the very best gear including a sheet metal intake manifold and Big Chief heads. “It’s a good class to go racing in,” says David, “It’ll be good to give it a shakeup.”