Cars of Bendix - Team Wild Speed
May 03, 2019
This month we go hunting for the Cars of Bendix at the Team Wild Speed meet in western Sydney. Owners of Team Wild Speed Susan & Joe have been in the modified car community for a very long time, so when they hold a meet, there’s always a great mix of old and new cars. This particular meet was held in conjunction with Street Fam; a car group primarily focused on VIP Style cars which certainly added to the variety.
HAYDEN’S 1995 W20 MR2 BATHURST EDITION
Hayden’s W20 MR2 was one of the first cars that caught our eyes, as these mid-engine, rear wheel drive run-abouts are not often seen. This one was also a special Bathurst Edition and custom painted in Giallo Modena (Ferrari Yellow). The 3SGE engine has been bored, ported & polished, running Arias pistons, Ferrea valves and stage 3 cams which flow through a custom exhaust and are controlled by an Adaptronic ECU. The car sits on a set of 18 inch Simmons FR1. Hayden still has an extensive shopping list of mods to do to the car, including a full respray to fix up some of the mismatched panels.
TWS’ BOZO SKYLINE
There’s not a lot of details that we could find out about the Team Wild Speed Bosozoku Skyline, but just from the look of it you can tell it’s got to be wild, with a crazy body kit and over bonnet exhaust system. The myth is that the C210 2000 GT is powered by a L20DET, and was once owned by a member of the Japanese Yakuza under world prior to being imported to Australia.
Anthony’s S14 sits on a set of bronze TE37s, and at first sight, it looks like a stock car, but once you get under the hood, and into the car, you’ll find that it’s so much more. The engine has been swapped to an RB26 that sits neatly in the engine bay and makes 365kW. Inside the cabin you’ll find that Team Wild Speed have been able to replace the S14 dash with an S15 one.
Robbie’s turbo S2K is an absolutely gorgeous car. The F20C has had some tasty additions join it in the engine bay to make 380kW on low boost. The red and black theme throughout is definitely eye-catching, with the red brake calipers, Recaros and highlights in the door cards matching the gauges in the dash, through to the flow coated black paint done by Precision Auto Body. The car sits on a set of Hyper 5ZR wheels from 5Zigen, also in black.
FLORIN’S 1975 FORD ESCORT
Florin’s 1975 Ford Escort is definitely a little attention seeker. It runs custom flared guards and rear Cosworth bonnet vents. The Phantom Purple paint sets the car off nicely. Under the hood, the stock engine has been replaced with an SR20 mounted with a Garrett 3540 turbo which is now making 388HP at the wheels thanks to the 1100cc injectors and EMS ECU. The engine was built by Brett at St Marys Engine services. Even though the car sits on some custom made 17 inch Lenso Concept 5 wheels at 10 inch in the rear and 7 ½ in the front, Florin says it skates like it’s on ice, but that could just be because of the shortened Borg Warner 345 diff. Luckily the VL brakes in the rear give him some great stopping power.
DAYDAY’S S-CLASS 430L W220
Dayday’s Special Class W220 was the top of the line model when introduced in 1998, so it is fitting that he continued the legacy by bringing some additional VIP touches to it. The car came with an Airmatic air suspension system from factory, which sits the car nicely on the 2-piece Lorinser LM1 wheels in 19x10. Dayday has replaced the head unit, rear camber arms and thrown on a custom exhaust to give the 4.3L V8 a nice outlet. There are plenty of Junction Produce pieces throughout the car and some custom Louis Vuitton styled VIP tables from Blackout Garage. The LV bag and bottle of Hennessy also give it a nice touch.
JOHNNY’S FORD CORTINA URHARD
Late to the event we managed to grab some details on Johnny’s 1974 Ford Cortina which sported a big power 408 stroker engine that feeds the C5 auto transmission through to a 9 inch rear end. This is a super tidy example of Australian muscle with classic drag wheels, chrome highlights setting off the purple paint. The interior is the business with leather buck seats, B&M shifter and classic Autometer gauges, just how an old school tough street car should be.
LAM’S 2005 LEXUS GS430
Lam’s 2005 Lexus GS430 is the build car for VIPDOut Australia. It has been dipped in a custom House of Kolor Cherry Red, dropped with an AirLift Performance 3H system, had some aftermarket head & tail lights added, with INGS front and rear lips and finished off the a 2.5” dual cat back exhaust. Tucked underneath the car are a set of staggered 19” LEONHARDIRITT Ordens from Super Star Co. The 3UZ engine is making 218kW, but Lam has some future plans for that as well.
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