Engine guru Neill 'Part' Burns makes a cameo in the latest Perkins Engineering video as the '93 Bathurst-winning Holden V8 hits the dyno. Pic: YouTube / Perkins Engineering

THE latest episode on the Perkins Engineering YouTube channel focuses on a very special piece of the team’s history.

Holden cars have won the Bathurst 1000 many times over the past two decades, but the last time a genuine Holden V8 engine took the chequered flag in the ‘Great Race’ was in 1993, when it powered the Holden Commodore VP of Larry Perkins and Gregg Hansford to a famous victory.

The engine in question has recently been rebuilt as part of Perkins Engineering’s overall restoration of the 1993 Bathurst-winning car.

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The latest step of the engine’s rebuild has been to fire it up on a dyno, a process that Jack Perkins walks us through on video.

In a twist of fate, the engine went on the dyno at Walkinshaw Racing – the team that, as the Holden Racing Team, was a fierce rival of Perkins Engineering throughout its existence!

A reminder, too: the National Motor Racing Museum holds the last remaining stock of our recently released book, Perkins Engineering: The Cars, 1986-2008. Contact them on (02) 6332 1872 to secure a copy.

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.