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The aerial and the maccas stories remind me of the old radio aerials I had....9" stainless hanging off the guard, going through the servos accidentially taking out the fluro lights and some upset servo owners having to replace them. Some even banned me from going in there....The normal radio networks gave patchy reception out west so our cars had HF frequency transceivers. The aerials were great fun at McDonalds drive throughs....took a few kays off terminal velocity, though.
The story on the VL brings back memories. My first car was a VL turbo manual and it certainly could go. They were a handful to drive and it took a bit of practice to keep the front wheels in front of the back ones when pressing the right foot. I do recall that I used to only give it about 1/2 throttle for a second or so and wait for the boost to hit. From there on it was steer like hell while pushing the throttle down. I read somewhere that the back of the VLs were too light due to the engine overhanging the front axles. This may be what made them prone to whipping the rear end out under acceleration.A good mates dad was a policeman in Melbourne and ended up working in the workshops. One of his jobs was to run in the new cars. I always enjoyed those stories, cars dating back to XY Falcons with GT running gear. When he retired the VN's had just been introduced.
He still thinks the VL turbos were the quickest cars he drove, much better handling without the 5lt out front. I'm not sure if they wound up the boost though, I must ask him next time I see him.
I would like to hear a few more stories ringfeeder.