Jack Perkins removes the front bar from the Bathurst-winning VP Commodore. Pic: Youtube / Perkins Engineering

THE latest episode on Perkins Engineering’s YouTube channel continues a series charting the evolution of the various parts of V8 Supercars over time.

In this episode Jack Perkins compares the front bumper bars on PE’s 1993 Bathurst 1000-winning Holden Commodore VP, 2003 Holden Commodore VY, and Perkins’ 2015 Gold Coast 600 race-winning Holden Racing Team Commodore VF.

Perkins even has a couple of extra props including the bar Larry damaged in his crash during practice ahead of what proved his final Bathurst 1000 in 2003!

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Although the base construction of the bars has not changed, there are plenty of details that have evolved over the years.

Watch the full episode in the player below!

V8 Sleuth strives to both preserve and celebrate Australian motorsport’s rich history, from tracking and tracing the race-by-race histories and changing ownership of individual cars, to capturing and retelling the stories of the people who made our sport what it is today.