THE LOST LANSVALE BATHURST COMMODORE
Published 11 August 2017
This former Lansvale Holden seems to have slipped through the cracks …
STORY: AARON NOONAN
IMAGES: AN1 IMAGES ARCHIVE
THE V8 Sleuth’s files are bulging with histories, stats, results, notes and quotes on various race cars from Australian motorsport history - and sometimes the odd one falls through the cracks.
While working on a project on a separate matter this week we had to pause and stop and think - what happened to the 1993-built Lansvale Smash Repairs/Dulux Autocolour Commodore VP driven by Sydney privateers Steve Reed and Trevor Ashby?
To give you a quick recap, this was the Chevrolet-powered VP Commodore the duo debut at the 1993 Tooheys 1000 at Bathurst and raced for the next few seasons before moving into a Wayne Gardner Racing-run VS model Holden.
They sold their VP to privateer Don Pulver, who competed in the AMSCAR Series in 1997 and fronted for the opening round of the 1998 Australian Touring Car Championship only to roll at turn one during practice.
We have a report that this chassis was sold to Mike Quinn’s Phoenix Motorsport to be used for parts in the build of a new VS Commodore they were working on, but from there the trail goes cold on what happened to the ex-Lansvale VP rolled by Pulver.
Do you know something about this car?