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Car of the Month - November, 2006
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Commodore - owned by Trevor Elvery

Commodore - owned by Trevor Elvery

Car of the Month for November is a Commodore owned by Trevor Elvery (Clinker) of Wodonga, Australia. Trev (as we call him in our forum) is 46 years old and retired from the Australian Military after 24 years of service.

Trev has loved racing all his life and is now fulfilling some of his dreams with this Hot Rod he has built himself. His love for racing has proven itself due to the distance he has to travel to do it. His closest racetrack is 3 hours away and the next closest one is 7 hours away.

He was also featured in our “Weekly Winners” column back in April when he won the Holden vs Ford Heavyweight shoot out at Narrandera Airport Raceway there in Australia.

Trev’s 3000+lb Commodore is powered by a 650+ HP 383 CID Holden engine with a 300 HP shot of Nitrous Oxide. That engine is run on Methanol and uses an AEDF modified 950 CFM Holley carb by one of the companies down under along with a Barry Grant mechanical belt drive pump. Best performance so far, 1.38 60 ft, 6.3s 1/8 at 110 mph and 10.2 at 135 mph.

The Commodore has a racing GM PowerGlide transmission which connects the engine to the rear of the car which is a back half 4 link with a 9 inch Ford housing using a Strange aluminium centre section and axles.

Future plans call for some modified 4link brackets with some additional mounting holes to allow for more suspension adjustment. His future plans also include defending his Ford vs Holden Heavyweight title next year and trying to get the car in the high 8 or very low 9 second ET range. Trev says the old girl is a bit too heavy but he doesn’t care for fibreglass so she’ll just have to stay a “Heavyweight”! He did also mention that he would like to own an Altered. I guess Sam’s altered, which was up last month kinda gave him some ideas! Ya think?

If you would like to see more photos of Trevor’s car you will find them here:
http://s10.photobucket.com/albums/a120/clinker42/.

Nice car Trev and keep up the good work down under!

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