16th FE-FC Holden Nationals
Over the Easter Weekend this year, the 16th FE-FC Holden Nationals were held in Toowoomba. This event was hosted by the FE-FC Holden Club of Queensland, from our very own club rooms in Rocla Court. A number of our club members are also members of the FE-FC Holden Club, including rally directors Harry and Denise Brazier.
The three-day event included a photo opportunity at Picnic Point, an all-day Show and Shine at Queens Park, where the all-important judging took place, and a run to Pittsworth Pioneer Village via the Wellcamp West Brisbane Airport. The Saturday evening Rock n Roll night saw the dance floor humming to the sounds of Alison Bryant and Greg Bird. It proved to be a great weekend, with an excellent turn-out of beautiful Australian classics.
Club Members Colleen & Len Richardson were also featured in the Chronicle:
TOOWOOMBA'S Colleen Richardson's pride was inescapable as she regaled passers-by with the history of her beloved FC Holden on Saturday.
Her 1954 FC Holden ute, with its stock-standard motor with 62,532 miles on the clock, was one of 92 glistening vehicles on show at the FE FC Holden Nationals Show and Shine on Saturday.
It was an event car lovers and revheads could not afford to miss, FE FC Holden Car Club Queensland president Ron Cook said.
"We've got 92 cars of all variances here," Mr Cook said.
"It was a long way to travel with people coming from Western Australia and all the states so it's a good turn out in that respect," he said.
"The FE, the first of our models, is turning 60 this year so a big happy birthday to it."
Toowoomba’s Colleen Richardson shows off her 1954 FC ute with its original engine that has ticked over 62,352 miles.Nev Madsen
Saturday afternoon's intense rainstorm delayed the judges as competitors presented their pride and joy for critique.
Mr Cook said the judges were still tallying the scores late yesterday after a tough two days considering the entries he described as well restored and maintained.
The FE FC Holden Nationals are held every two years in different cities and are widely considered the pre-eminent event for the model enthusiasts.
The weekend was rounded out with car run to the Pittsworth Pioneer Historical Village, followed by a presentation dinner on Sunday.