OLD CAR: Bob Emerton with his EK Special Holden at last year's All Holden Day event.
OLD CAR: Bob Emerton with his EK Special Holden at last year's All Holden Day event. Kevin Farmer

Crowds gather to celebrate old, colourful Holdens

CAR enthusiasts from all over South-East Queensland will meet in a celebration of new and old Holdens at the weekend.

The 31st annual All Holden Day will be held at Valleys Rugby League on Pillar St tomorrow from 9am.

Organised by the Toowoomba FX FJ Holdens, the club is expecting thousands of people to turn out to the event.

Membership coordinator Cam Sargent said over the years the event had gone from strength to strength.

"People who come along will see many fine examples of early model Holdens, all scrubbed up ready to be presented," he said.

"Car owners take a lot of pride in their vehicles. The aim of the club is to preserve the cars and keep them going."

There will be food and drink vendors as well as live music to keep the crowds entertained.

"It is a family friendly event. All these cars are bright and colourful," he said.

"They really stand out and there is a lot of interest from kids as well as adults who fondly recall them from their youth."

Mr Sargent will have two HD Holdens on display.

"I'll have a wagon and panel van on display. I am a bit of an ambassador for them because they have been a neglected model in the past but interest has been building over the years which is great," he said.

For more information on the All Holden Day visit toowoombafxfjholdens.org.au.


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