Well it was nearly time for the old Holden VK Commodore to go, and since it wasn't being used for much anymore it was time to take it out for a decent thrashing. It was time for burnouts! Glen hadn't done a decent burnout in this car before, so we were keen to find out how it went.
The motor is a stock-standard but healthy Holden 202 6-cylinder Black motor, hooked up to the standard 4-speed gearbox which wasn't quite so healthy. The car has Pacemaker extractors and a 2½-inch exhaust. The only other mods are King springs with KYB shocks and some pursuit-style steel wheels.
Finally I got my ass together and now we have video of these burnouts. They're pretty big; I was going to cut them down in size using some other format but whatever; if somebody else feels like doing it, feel free.
VK Burnout Video 1 5.89MB
This burnout was OK, Glen went to second gear and the old girl bogged down a bit unfortunately, but kept turning the treads at about 1500rpm by the sounds of it, haha. Back to first and there was more smoke from this burnout. Not a bad effort for a stock 202 motor.
VK Burnout Video 2 5.26MB
The second burnout was more eventful. Glen attempted changing into second gear after a decent start in 1st, but the car just bogged down too much. So Glen went back to first gear again, giving it heaps. This gearbox was a bit worn out and the thing slipped out of gear -- the old 202 saw LOTS of revs before Glen grabbed second gear again. The cameraman (who could it be?) freaks out and films the ground for a second until all is under control again. Once into second gear the Commodore spins pretty hard until Glen decides that he's had enough.