Holden HR Panel Van: A Holden HR panel pan. These were the workhorses of tradies in the late 60’s and still used frequently into 1970’s. They got worked to death, so they are increasingly rare to see now days.
More photos from Part 2 of Big Al’s Run 2012:
Complete album of photos from Big Al’s Poker Run 2012 on Brakehorsepower Classic Parked Cars Facebook page.
Ford Falcon XM ute. Looks like this one is fitted with a 289 V8.
HR Holden fittied with 308 V8
Interior of the HR Holden
VH Valiant Regal Hardtop. 318 V8
1969 HK Holden Premier
Chevrolet Caprice Classic
Holden WB panel van. One of the most impressive vehicles displayed at Big Al’s this year.
WB Holden panel van interior. The ultra white upholstery was equally impressive.
Inside the back of the WB Holden panel van. Looks like pole dancing can be done in here.
Mercury Low & Fat ‘LEAD5LED’. Owned by Gary Ritson. A spectacular paint job which is second to none. This car was featured at the 2008 WA Street Machine & Hotrod Exhibition.
Fords: Mustang and Thunderbird
Bolwell Mark 7
Bolwell Mark 7 rear
1964 Mercury Comet Caliente. Owned by the Coleman family.
1974 Corvette Stingray
Ford Galaxie XL
Buick Riviera GS
Buick Riviera GS. Check the ‘boat tail’ rear and 455ci V8 engine.
1966 Ford Falcon XP ute
1970 Dodge Challenger. Equipped with the big 440ci V8.
1953 Buick sedan with straight 8 engine.
1932 Chevy Hotrod
Rat rod: ‘RATBILT’ from Chuckys Chop Shop. Has the Ford flathead V8 with bare essentials in true rat rod style.
Rear view of RATBILT…yes that’s a rat on the back.
As part of the ratrod style, there no need for chrome or even paint. Bare wood will do for the ute tray…and rust is a feature.
Engine and interior of this ratrod. Rusty rocker covers and makeshift parts.
The Holden Car Club of WA held its Show & Shine Day at Stirling Square Guildford on 2 October 2011. A good selection of Holdens from the 1950’s models to the late 1970’s were on show from FJ’s to Kingswoods and Monaro’s.
The venue was shared with the All Austin Day, which I mentioned in the previous post as being clever thinking on part of both clubs.
The members of the Holden Car Club appear to have an emphasis on older, restored and original models rather than modified. I also noted an absence of early model of Commodores, not sure why this as I thought VB, VC and VH models would certainly be applicable and considering they are becoming rarer these days.
A great show by the Holden Club otherwise…
Holden EH Premier. Check the gold Premier badge, 179 flag and door handle scratch plates. oh and chrome exhaust extension.
Holden HT Monaro GTS with Chevy 350 V8
The rare Holden HX LE Monaro coupe.
Holden HR with 186ci motor
1979 Holden HZ Statesman SLE
Holden HK Premier. Check out those rear wheel spats.
1961 Holden EK Station Wagon
1956 Holden FJ ute
1956 FJ Holden Standard Sedan. 138ci 6 cylinder ‘Grey’ motor and 3 speed manual transmission.
Holden HJ Sandman. The surfers panel van.
Holden Torana A9X
Holden HQ 350 GTS
Holden EJ Special