TOOWOOMBA man Bob Emerton loves his EK Holden station wagon.

Bob Emerton reckons old Holdens like his EK Special are solid and reliable.
Bob Emerton reckons old Holdens like his EK Special are solid and reliable. Kevin Farmer

He's owned the car since the 1970s when he bought it from his next-door neighbour for $1200.

His son used it to drive to university, but for the past few years it has been sitting in his driveway.

"About six months ago I decided I should get it going on the road again," Mr Emerton said.

COOL CARS: Standing in front of 1976 HX Sandman are (from left) Felicity Williamson, Colin Williamson and Tom Bartholomew.
COOL CARS: Standing in front of 1976 HX Sandman are (from left) Felicity Williamson, Colin Williamson and Tom Bartholomew.

He showed off his pride and joy at yesterday's All Holden Day held by the Toowoomba FX-FJ Holdens Inc.

Organising committee member Jim Dwan said the 30th event was the biggest one yet, with a record 242 entries.

Mr Dwan estimated about 2000 people came through the gates to see cars ranging from the 1940s to now.


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