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    VS UTE 5L- Wayne Gardner Racing ugliness.

    So i've been on here for a few years, and haven't contributed much.
    Thought i'd start a thread on my ute, more for myself really so i can easily document and see the journey it's been through with me. It's nothing to spectacular compared to most cars on here, but i don't know, some of you may be interested.

    It's a Wayne Gardner Racing enhanced VS 5L 5 speed ute. Utes were fairly rare, i've only seen one other on the road, and a couple in magazines/on the net.
    Mine was built from a new car, it got Recaro seats with WGR logos, Momo steering wheel with WGR logo horn button, Momo alloy gearknob, full WGR body kit, WGR stickers and badges inside and out, genuine carbon fibre intake snorkel and airbox lid, WGR build plate. Unfortunately it wasnt optioned with the stroker motor built by the race team that was also available at the time. But it does have some nice ceramic coated extractors and a WGR 185kw memcal -i opened up the ecu case and confirmed this, it has WGR 185 writen on the memcal. Does it make a difference? Fuck knows. It's not particularly quick at all, but it does the job.
    The original owner also fitted an EB GT rear wing in place of the WGR T wing, and a Quig Tonneau electric roller door style tonneau cover.
    He also fitted some fucking ugly chrome Enkei G Zero 18in rims, which came straight off as soon as i got it home, replaced by some more tasteful VY SS wheels.

    This thing came into my life back in 2004 when i was working as a mechanic at a Holden dealer. It was traded for something better, and was in kinda rough shape. Rough enough that they didn't want to resell it on the yard, so it was earmarked for wholesale. I stepped in and made an offer, and not long after took it home.



    Some early pics from 2004. A good camera can make a car look way cleaner than it really is.







    When i got it home, i started doing some research on the WGR built cars. I remembered seeing an old Street Commodores mag from back in the day that had a WGR VS on the cover, so i dug through piles of old magazines until i found it. Then it hit me- "Fuck me, thats my car!"
    They also recycled the story for an Awesome Commodores mag too. I have a few copies of both now

    Ugly Enkeis are ugly.








    More to come, including skid pics and carnage!
    Originally posted by Rdyno
    It's fucking storytime with Rdyno cunt shut the fuck up and fuck off.

    #2
    Pics borked

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      #3
      Use to know the cunt who owned it before you, a short jocky looking cunt name Glenn.

      Looked tidy back then, but that wing never made sense.

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        #4
        That's cool for its uniqueness if nothing else.

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          #5
          Now back in 2004, drifting sprung up at Oran Park. I went out to spectate at an early event. Sideways skids. Yes. I would like to do this.
          So a few guys at work and i entered in an Initial Drift practice day on the north circuit.

          First ever drift day:




          Many popped tyres and shit eating grins later i was hooked! This is my new thing.
          And so it went on, for the next couple of years, attending every OP drift day (or night) that i could. Back then Oran Park used to host friday night off street drifts every couple of weeks or so. I used to pop in on the way home from work with a tray full of tyres, destroy them, then continue on my way home. Great times.

          During this time the suspension was attended to, as it wasn't particularly great in the handling department.
          In went basically an entire Pedders catalogue of bits- front coilovers, rear coils and lowered shocks, 30mm front swaybar, 24mm rear, adjustable panhard rod, strut brace and Nolathane bushes all round. Much better.
          I also fucked off the dodgy LSD for a mini spool- best mod ever. So predictable time after time.



          Some drift pics:







          At some point this happened one friday night at Oran Park, ditch vs front bar. Always bet on the ditch.



          Lucky Drift Battle magazine was there to catch it. I think Nafe took this shot?




          So from then on it sported some nice red 100mph tape on the front.
          More skids.







          I have shitloads more, somewhere.
          More story to come, including many different wheel changes.
          Originally posted by Rdyno
          It's fucking storytime with Rdyno cunt shut the fuck up and fuck off.

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            #6
            I see you ditched the G-Zeros, top stuff! A world with less G-Zeros is a world I want my children to grow up in!
            1990 E30 BMW 318is - In progress!
            1974 KE25 Corolla Coupe - So much rust...
            1955 Matchless G9 - On the road and loving it!
            1954 Matchless G80 - Because the one above runs too well so I need something more broken...
            And a fucking 1962 Rover... Because that makes sense

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              #7
              Originally posted by ChrisS View Post
              Use to know the cunt who owned it before you, a short jocky looking cunt name Glenn.

              Looked tidy back then, but that wing never made sense.
              Yes i met him years later. I used to do ten pin bowling in a league he was in, the last night ever i drove in the ute. He spotted it and said "hey thats my old ute!"
              Turns out he lived around the corner from me too! Not far from Race6.3L too.

              I agree with the wing. Ugly as fuck. That's why i removed it and chucked it at the tip.
              Originally posted by Rdyno
              It's fucking storytime with Rdyno cunt shut the fuck up and fuck off.

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                #8
                Originally posted by bigmuz View Post
                That's cool for its uniqueness if nothing else.
                Yeah thats how i see it. Wayne wasn't particularly memorable for anything great in sedans. And im the first to admit its not the prettiest looking design haha.
                Originally posted by Rdyno
                It's fucking storytime with Rdyno cunt shut the fuck up and fuck off.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by farmsci View Post
                  I see you ditched the G-Zeros, top stuff! A world with less G-Zeros is a world I want my children to grow up in!
                  Yeah when i got it the chrome was peeling off them, the centre caps were missing and they were gutter rashed with bald tyres. Absolute vomit.
                  I chucked them on my old VL when i sold it.
                  Originally posted by Rdyno
                  It's fucking storytime with Rdyno cunt shut the fuck up and fuck off.

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                    #10
                    I don't think the Drift Battle pic was mine, but possibly. If I get a chance I'll dig through the archives and see if I can find the old pics of the ute!
                    Nathan

                    Speed Shots Photography
                    Official Photographer 2019 | Shannons Nationals | Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge | Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour | Superloop Adelaide 500 | Challenge Bathurst

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                      #11
                      After a couple of years learning to drift, the ute was starting to get a bit haggard. It was time for a dedicated drift car to save any more damage on it. It was still my daily driver and only car i had.
                      I started the build on my new car in 2006, but with another friday night drift coming up and the new car not quite finished i decided to take the ute out for one last time.
                      What could go wrong?

                      Was all going well until entering turn 1 on OP north i heard a weird bang noise from the rear (which turned out to be an axle snapping at the splines) then coming through the next left hander i spun 180 degrees and stalled and ended up facing the oncoming cars unable to move. Well the first car got by ok, but the S13 following must not have been paying attention and locked up and slid head on straight into me!



                      His car was a bit of a mess, mine not so much. But he did finish off my front bar for good.



                      So i chucked on some more tape and limped it home in 1 wheel drive. A bit sketchy because it would light that 1 wheel up at 80kmh at anything over half throttle.




                      And that was it for skids in the ute. For a while anyway.....
                      Originally posted by Rdyno
                      It's fucking storytime with Rdyno cunt shut the fuck up and fuck off.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Nafe View Post
                        I don't think the Drift Battle pic was mine, but possibly. If I get a chance I'll dig through the archives and see if I can find the old pics of the ute!
                        I have a few Speed Shots watermarked pics of my ute, i think i have some of my VL wagon as well that replaced it.


                        edit.This one

                        Originally posted by Rdyno
                        It's fucking storytime with Rdyno cunt shut the fuck up and fuck off.

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                          #13
                          Ha! I remember the wagon more than the Ute!
                          Nathan

                          Speed Shots Photography
                          Official Photographer 2019 | Shannons Nationals | Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge | Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour | Superloop Adelaide 500 | Challenge Bathurst

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                            #14
                            Oh and these too.....






                            Great sequence. First person ever to hit the turn 11 and 12 tyres at Eastern creek! Shit cunt lol.


                            And another angle taken by somebody else.





                            But that car's story is for another day.
                            Originally posted by Rdyno
                            It's fucking storytime with Rdyno cunt shut the fuck up and fuck off.

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                              #15
                              Good times.

                              Those early years were NSW drifting in it's prime.

                              I recall seeing a WGR VS One-Tonner once, in the same colour, with Momo 20s on it.
                              Originally posted by brewdles
                              In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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