Holden Torana GTR XU-1: the General’s David to tackle Goliath
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Holden Torana GTR XU-1: the General’s David to tackle Goliath

By DrJohnWright - 06 April 2016

The Holden Torana GTR XU-1 is one of many great Australian classic cars that would never have come into being if it had not been for a 500-mile race at a rural race circuit west of Sydney.

In 1987, many years before these cars were worth serious money, I produced the first ever magazine devoted solely to Toranas. The late Geoff Paradise was the publisher, the title was The History of Torana: from Viva to Victory, and we persuaded one Peter Brock to write the introduction.

Here’s what Brocky had to say: