Well okay, maybe not the entire world. But there certainly were enough Holden Torana’s parked out the back of the Ettamogah pub on Sunday just gone to bring a tear to a Tori enthusiasts eye. And a grin to people like me who just love wandering around a car show..
Look, it’s going to be another case of ‘this guy has zero clue when it comes to the entire Holden model range and wouldn’t know the difference between a VN and a VIP.’ But lack of Holden letters aside, I’m getting good at spotting something out of the ordinary when it comes to the brand…
There were slim pickings in my favourite car yard today. Not in terms of numbers, no there were over one hundred cars to peruse on the lot. More in terms of things I hadn’t seen in the metal yet and cars that would have well and truly picqued my interests.
Yes there was the glorious Scarab Tribute parked in the corner. There was a Citreon SM attempting to become one with a bush. There was also a flawless looking 70’s Celeica flashing away in the sun. But the thing that captured my attention in the midst of the glinting lavish metal?
The greatest barn find in the world of…Taxis.
The last time I helped host the All Holden Day at the Bendigo Showgrounds, I took quite a few pictures of every car I came close to (you can see a lot of them right here. ) This time around due to my announcing commitments I only had the time to happy snap a couple of them. But what fun cars they turned out to be, especially the FJ Holden rotting away quietly outside…
So it’s holidays time and the family wants some theme park action while you’d prefer a knowledgeable afternoon gazing at racing history? Well may I suggest Dreamworld on the Gold Coast my car loving friend for the best of both worlds…
Who doesn’t like a trip to the car auctions? In my latest visit to my new favorite auction yard (Lloyds Gold Coast) I’ve come across some classic metal and one hell of a way of getting through the next M1 Highway traffic jam…
It’s amazing what pops up in your Facebook feed on occasion – case in point this amazing newspaper ad for Holden, packed full of features you couldn’t wait to brag to the neighbors about!*
*Provided you lived in the year 1972
Amazing isn’t it? You go a quiet ride in the father in law’s project Holden HR Wagon for a quiet little jaunt to the local Holden clubs coffee meet up…and end up smack bang in the middle of a 450+ car show. Typical..
As gigs for an occasional MC go, this one was pretty sweet – help show off the new livery on the John Bowe Racing Torana for 2016 at the local Holden Dealership. I really didn’t have to think long and hard about saying yes to this one..
So can you airbrush car paint?
Working with Baz the Mechanic today I can tell you the answer is…
If you work with vehicle auctions, please answer me this: why are completely burnt out cars, completely toasted cars, cars kissed by massive fireballs and are now completely unrecognizable up for sale?
And who exactly bids on these things?
We read today that the new Apple Smartwatch will be released here in Australia sometime next month and for those who have more money than sense, there’s an 18 karat gold version that will set you back $24,000 AUS.
Yes 24K to blow on something that talks to your iPhone. I too can do this and I’m nowhere near that expensive.
However if you do prefer to put 24K towards filling your backyard with automotive gold (as in paint color..), allow us to unearth some possible purchases a little bit bigger than something you strap to your wrist..
When it’s time for you and your humble Holden Barina to parts ways, there’s a few options. You can list your Barina locally in classifieds and even include a nice little side on picture to really get your phone ringing. You can put your Barina on the internet with lots of room for details so you can answer as many questions as possible. You could stick your Barina on the side of the road with a For Sale sign and a phone number, hoping for nibbles.
Or like we’ve discovered today, you can make an absolute epic video production about your Barina and expose it to the world..
My brother in law is a cowboy hat wearing, boot scooting, ‘if it ain’t a ute, I want nothing to do with it’ type of guy who loves his Bundy, shindigs round a bonfire, sliding sideways through the dirt in a Datto and anything at all to do with Lee Kernaghan. He loves the land, carby fed blocks and steak and chips. So when it comes to confusing technical questions, he usually refers them to me.
And this time around my advice was actually 100% accurate for a change, saved him from getting ripped off in a dodgy online scam and has hopefully educated him a little more about sharks on the Internet.
I wonder what beer he’s going to bring around as a thank you for this?…
What a terrific thing to face on a freezing Friday morning – the best eBay ad ever for a 96 VS Commodore!