- by Terry Brooks, Business Development
Manager with Capricorn in South Australia
The car that my wife and I own is a 1960 FB Holden Station wagon and we are the 3rd owners of this car and it has travelled 85,000 miles from new. The car is unrestored and presents well for its age, with the exception of a few minor touch ups. We have owned this car for 17 years
and have only needed to do some minor mechanical repairs.
On the 15th of November we both participated in the Holden Dream Cruise that was a tribute to Holden and their Australian manufacturing and also to the people of Adelaide to say good bye. We entered the station wagon and also another one of our cars in this event which had over
1200 entries, we were lucky enough to be selected in the top 100 cars of this event and being part of the top 100 allowed us to have our car on the main oval to be displayed and also to be judged for this event.
The parade was something in itself as the streets were lined by supporting people of this brand and its cars that were manufactured over its years of manufacturing in Australia, there were cars from every era on displayed and it was well support from every era of cars made by Holden.
There was some famous faces at this event from Bev Brock, Mark Skaife to say the least…
At the judging our car was selected as the Best Preserved Holden and winning this award I was presented a trophy from Bev Brock and then we were ushered straight away to the Holden Manufacturing plant at Elizabeth for a VIP photo shoot with our car on the production line. This photo shot was a once in
a life time opportunity as we were told that we would be the last of the public to have our personal cars photographed on the production line while there was cars still on the production line to be built (the production line was not in operation at the time of the photo shot). We had photos taken in the final
inspection area of the production line and also the end of the production line where the final assembled cars come of the production line.
Both my wife and I were very thankful for what Holden gave us on the day and we will always remember it for a long time, the Holden staff that day were excellent and could not be faulted for their support and willingness to make this experience a moment to remember.