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Follow the progress on our HQ GTS tribute project, from TCM race car to road car...


Project HQ GTS tribute 

In conjunction with Bendigo Retro Muscle Cars and Rare Spares, we're taking this big black monster - a 1971 Holden HQ ex-Touring Car Masters race car - and turning it into a road car. Of course, we will keep some of its fighting character.

Working with Uncle Phil on the project is TCM competitor and long-time industry stalwart, Gary O'Brien through his business, Bendigo Retro Muscle Cars, with parts supplied by Rare Spares.


Project GTS is our next big build and give-away car for 2015.

The progress so far on the HQ GTS:


Part 1:



- Meet Project GTS

- Watch the video


Part 2:



- Project GTS part 2: Stripping back

- Watch the video


Part 3:



- Project GTS part 3: Hollowed-out shell

- Watch the video


Part 4:



- Project GTS part 4: Road to recovery

- Watch the video


Part 5:



- Project GTS part 5: Getting primed

- Watch the video

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Part 6:



- Project GTS part 6: Devil's in the detail

- Watch the video

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Part 7:



- Project GTS part 7: In the paint booth

Watch the video

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Part 8:



- Project GTS part 8: Back in black

- Watch the video

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Part 9:



- Project GTS part 9: Little challenges

- Watch the video

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Part 10:



- Project GTS part 10: Powerplant

- Watch the video

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Part 11:



- Project GTS part 11: Home straight

- Watch the video

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Part 12:



- Project GTS part 12: Final Finish


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Part 13:



- Project HQ on show!


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Part 14:



- Pump it up: 355 cube Holden V8



Part 15:



- Project HQ diff mechanicals
Harrop Engineering)

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Part 16:



- Project HQ WINNER!

- See the video






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