He is so VERY proud of his EK HOLDEN - a 1961 Sedan Special - Opal Green with snow crest roof.
John on crutches since he's just had his knee replacement operation.
Jeff has most period accessories added to his pride and joy.
Even authentic bottle of Tarax Soft Drink and the ever-popular 'spider' or soda-pop to many are in the back.
The EK was the first automatic transmission to be offered on a Holden Australian Car. Marketed at the Hydra-Matic, (Grease!!) it was a three-speed unit which was fully imported from the United States during 1961 - 1962.
Venetians on the back window, remember them? John loved the 'Watsons of Greensborough' because it was from them that John bought his very first car, an FJ Holden. We both attended Greensborough Primary School, but didn't know each other then because he is older than I am so were in different classes!!!
However, years later when I returned to Greensborough to live, introduced by a mutual friend, the rest is history, as they say; we went to many a Drive-In in that old FJ - another memory hey? Drive-ins!
Note the Fox Tail hanging in the front window, a popular necessity in those days. Arm shield over the opened window (see photo above) as it was now illegal back then to have your arm extending outside the open window.
Take a peep at the interior!
The Nationals cater to all enthusiasts of the FB-EK model Holden; from rusty originals to the restored show-stoppers and from the one-owner preserved originals to the highly modified.
I hope you've enjoyed this little bit of Aussie history,
particularly now that our car industry is destined to 'peter out'.
Goodbye Jeff, as he drives off, enjoy your weekend!