Robert & Stirling Shaw – 1950 48-215

 Holdens are in your blood.

In 1958 my father bought a three-year old FJ Special from a farmer at Narrogin in WA. Coming from his A40, A30s and Vauxhall Wyverns, the Holden was Dad’s first “proper car”. Compared with the others, the Holden was a huge advance in interior space, comfort, power and reliability. It became the family workhorse for the next 13 years. Its blooding was as field transport for a thesis in geology around Geraldton.

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Warren Ross – 1952 50-2106 HOLDEN UTILITY

“I guess I’ve liked Holdens including Humpies as long as I could remember,” said Warren, a Plumber from Sydney’s Lower North Shore.

“The earliest recollection I had of 48s & FJs goes back to when I was about 10 years old. Dad was a Hire Car Driver and often when he was returning the Dodge, he would take me to the Depot where I would admire the 48s & FJs the Company used in its Taxi Fleet.”

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