I am now back from my European vacation. I was gone 8 weeks and Janine and I had a great time away. There were a number of highlights all over Europe from visiting car factories, through to visiting old ruins, it just shows you how young of a country Australia really is. However Holden related the highlight of the trip was in the final few days when I met and stayed with Hermann and his lovely wife Elke at their home just outside of Dusseldorf. For those who don’t recall, Hermann has a lovely two tone green FJ Special sedan (with a red motor in it). It is still right hand drive which makes it interesting to drive in a left hand drive country.
Due to the tight restraints to have this newsletter to the printer, the “run report” from Germany did not make it into this newsletter but will make it in the November newsletter.
Ok now to the serious stuff, the Early Model Holden Club has done its good deed for the year, in allowing the Melbourne Chapter to hold onto the inter club challenge trophy. I was not there for the run, but Im sure the decision to “gift” the trophy to the Melbourne Chapter had something to do with our current renovations and having no where to really display it at the moment. So I guess it was better for Pappy, Cammo and the Melbourne guys just to hold onto it for another year. On a serious note though we are very lucky to have such a great relationship with the Melbourne Chapter, one that is built on a great friendship and the love of the FX and FJ Holden.
Speaking of the Melbourne Chapter, the Club run for the month is the 42nd State Titles being held by the Melbourne Chapter at the RACV Goldfields Resort in Creswick (just outside Ballarat) on the weekend of the 19th and 20th October. There are more details in the newsletter. For those who have been to a state titles, you will agree that these are a great event on the calendar and for those who haven’t been to one yet, I would suggest to mark it on your calendar even if your car is not on the road. The Show and Shine will be held on the Sunday the 20th of October.
As the weather is starting to get better this time of year, it is a great opportunity to dust of the winter dust from your car and enjoy driving your early.
Anyway, that’s about it for me for this month.
Until next month, stay safe and safe travels.