I’m very pleased to say that I have another story in print, in the current January / February 2020 issue of On The Road magazine. Over four pages you can read and drool over some spectacular old cars that were on display at the Victor Harbor Rock n Roll Festival last year. It’s a fun weekend with something worth seeing for men, women and children and it’s held every September in this holiday playground area of South Australia.
It’s a very colourful article on a brilliantly colourful festival that takes place over three days. Everything from music, fashion and the cars from the 50s and onwards are on show. Even if you don’t know your EK from you FB you can’t help but fall in love with these big, solid, bright, shiny cars.
They just don’t make them like that anymore, I mean louvre blinds in the windows? Looks great but a bugger to clean.
It’s not only Holdens on display though, there are yank tanks, minis and every classic car in between. You don’t have to be a classic car guru to enjoy the display with a rainbow of colourful vehicles to see, the paint colour names are even a blast from the past; you could get your EH Holden in a range of colours including, Hotham blue, Cottesloe cream, Namatjira red, Pittwater green, Platypus grey, Quandong (peach), Kalgoorlie Gold and Gippsland green, just to name a few. How Aussie can you get?
One of the best colours I’ve heard of though belonged to the bright citrus orange LJ GTR Holden Torana (and one of the cars my husband once owned), which went by the name of Lone O’Ranger. Someone had fun coming up with that one in the factory that day! But I shouldn’t bring that up, it’s just one of a long line of cars that are gone but not forgotten. Oh well you can always keep dreaming of the next one.
Put this festival in your calendar and you too can reminisce or who knows, perhaps find your next ride too.