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All Holden Day SA 2013

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Ex-Ambulance HT Holden on the Birdsville Track

For over 60 years Australia has had a love affair with Holden cars.

Ever since the first FX Holden was rolled out of the Woodville factory in 1948 there has been a particularly strong attachment in SA.

Demand was initially so high that waiting lists for the new model made in Australia stretched to 1949 and beyond.

The affordability of Holdens was enough to significantly reduce the public's reliance on public transport, causing trams to fall out of favour and many suburban tram lines were ripped up as a result.

The explosion in demand has been great for SA as the Holden in Australia grew in popularity. It has contributed significantly to our economy, and even now if the Elizabeth factory has a hiccup in demand then the effects are felt around the State.

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Camping Out in 1979

The impact hasn't only been economic - what adolescent boy hasn't secretly lusted after a Holden Monaro, or a V8 GTR Torana. And who knows what sins have been committed in a mother's pet hate - a Holden panel van.

Even recently shock waves went through the motoring community when it was announced that the Commodore is likely to cease production due to a drop in demand.

Whatever the gloom, on Sunday January 20 the FB-EK Holden Car Club of SA brings you the chance to celebrate the best of all Holden things.

It's the All Holden Day, and everyone is invited to bring their cars (FX Holden and on) and showcase them at Wigley Reserve in Glenelg. Entering a vehicle will cost you $10, and it's free for spectators.

All vehicle entrants will receive a goody bag and sticker.

And if you want to bring your kids up right and expose them to Aussie motoring culture, there will be plenty to keep them amused too.

There will be a Kid's Corner with face painting, food and drinks stalls, auto trade stands, raffles and give-aways. No doubt there will be plenty of souvenirs of the occasion such as t-shirts and blingy stuff to hang off your own Holden.

Just remember, Holdens are as Australian as well - football, meat pies, and kangaroos.

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Why? You're not an Aussie if you don't like Holdens
When: 9am - 4pm
Phone: 0417 765877
Where: Wigley Reserve, Anzac Hwy, Glenelg
Cost: Free to spectators
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Guess I'm not an Aussie Dave :P
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