Holden classics stand the test of time at Warrnambool show'n'shine

From the first model of Holden to roll off the assembly line through to one of the latest – Saturday’s car show in Warrnambool had something for just about every Holden lover.

Western Victoria Holden Car Club president Peter Dunn said there were 102 cars on display at Lake Pertobe for the beyondblue fundraiser. “There actually wasn’t too many models we didn’t have,” Mr Dunn said.

One of the rare Holdens on display was a 1964 EH panel van. Luke Spaull, of Camperdown, said there would be under 300 left Australia-wide and the van, which still sports its original colours, had been in his family for about 30 years. “It’s pretty old-school, but it’s still cool,” he said.

Parked next to it was a limited-edition G8 ute – one of only 400 made for the Australian market.  “This whole thing’s been redone,” owner Garry Durbidge, of Hamilton, said. “It is one of a kind.”