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20ClassicTouringCarRacingClubTHETWOFALCONSIowntwoPWRFalcons.PWR001withthe7-litreengineismynormalmountthatracesintheThunderChampionshipandtheGoodwoodFestivalcarisPWR004whichIhavespentthelasttwoyearsrebuilding.TheywerebothbuiltforPaulWeelRacingtorunintheV8SupercarChampionshipwhichraninAustraliafrom1999to2002.PWR004isverysimilartohowitoriginallyran5-litresmallblockFordV8dry-sumpedfuel-injectedmotec-controlled.TheengineoiltankisinthegearboxbellhousingandsoitisnoteasytochecktheoilThegearboxisa6-speedmanualHolingerdogboxwhichisareallystrongbitofkit.Therearaxleisamodied9Fordwitha4-barlinkandanadjustableheightWattsLinkagewhichenablesaquickrearendrollcentreadjustmentYoulowertogivethecarmoredriveoffthecornerorraisetogivethecarmoreturnin.Thereisnoreardiffbutinsteadaspoollikeagokarti.e.bothrearwheelsaredriventhesameamountallofthetimewhichgivesitgooddriveoffcornersbutmakesitabitofapigtoturnonslowspeedcorners.With2-wayOhlinsdampersonthefrontand3-waysontherearthecarisquitesoftlysprungtoallowweighttransferontorearwheelslikeadragcarfortraction.Thelastnicelighttouchisdriver-adjustablefrontandrearbladeanti-rollbarswhichcanbeadjustedduringtheracetotrytotameanyundersteeroroversteer.Onthehill.PhotovanCauwenbergGoodwood.Inthecollectionareawaitingforaction.MemberFeaturePAULWEELRACINGPaulWeelRacingdebutedinthe1998AustralianTouringCarChampionshipwithPaulWeeldrivinganex-TonyLonghurstRacingFordELFalcon.TheyearwashighlightedbyaninthplacenishattheBathurst1000.UnlikemostotherprivateerteamswhopurchasedoldercarsfromtheprofessionalteamsPaulWeelRacingin1999builtitsownAUFalcon.Afurtherfourwouldbebuiltbytheendof2002.In2003PaulWeelRacingbecameasatelliteteamofTomWalkinshawRacingwhoalreadyrantheHoldenRacingTeamandK-MartRacing.RelocatingtoClaytonVictoriaanalliancewasformedwithPeterBrockandtheteamwasre-brandedTeamBrock.TwoTomWalkinshawRacingHoldenVXCommodoresweretransferredalongwithJasonBright.Atwo-carRacingEntitlementContractRECwaspurchasedfromJohnFaulknerRacing.Theteamsexistingone-carRECwasretainedandperiodicallyleasedtootherdriversuntilsoldtoPerkinsEngineeringin2005.TherelationshipwithBrockwasdissolvedattheendof2003withtheteamresumingitsPaulWeelRacingidentityfor2004withBrightnishingthirdintheseries.In2005GregMurphyreplacedBrightandtheteamsignedathreeyearsponsorshipdealwithSupercheapAuto.Whilecontinuingwithitsex-HoldenRacingTeamchassisitswitchedtoPerkinsEngineeringengines.ItalsorelocatedtotheformerGibsonMotorsportpremisesinDandenong.AttheendoftheseasonPaulWeelretiredwithCameronMcConvillejoiningtheteamin2006.In2007PaulDumbrellreplacedMurphywiththeteamupgradingtoself-builtVECommodores.Afteradealtoselltheteammid-seasontoJohnMarshallcollapsedKeesWeelannouncedhisintentiontoclosetheteamattheendoftheyear.OneRECwassoldtoFordRisingStarsRacingbuthavingbeenunabletondabuyerforitsremainingRECandwiththethreatofaneof150000foreveryroundmissedPaulWeelRacingcontestedthe2008serieswithasingleVECommodoreforAndrewThompson.AttheendoftheyeartheteamclosedwiththeRECsoldtoWalkinshawRacing.