My first performance V8 was a HDT VK SS Brock Commodore, number plate SS3172 (the carís build number).
Although only an SS, it was built with the running gear from the Group A, the 4.9-litre engine, five-speed Borg-Warner T5 manual transmission and full stainless steel exhaust! An amazing vehicle, it was sold after five theft attempts Ė specialist insurers were the only option and out of our price range at the time. The other reason we sold it? I was having my fourth baby and needed a bigger car.
Growing up watching Peter Brock winning Bathurst is where I got my love for cars and passion for Holdens!