Clas­sic is Holden its own

Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - NEWS -

ROSS O’Neil has fond mem­o­ries of his fa­ther driv­ing around in a Holden 48-215 in the 1950s.

When the op­por­tu­nity came to pur­chase a 1953 model in 1975, the Man­ning res­i­dent jumped at the chance.

“It sat in my back yard for years and only when I was re­tired was I able to re­store it and I re­stored it in 2012,” he said.

“I re­stored it in dribs and drabs, I was able to pick up parts around the place.

“My dad’s car was cream coloured and he would drive it around Au­gusta, where I lived for a while when I was a kid.

Mr O’Neil has been show­ing the car at the Ro­tary Club of Como’s Car Show since its in­cep­tion in 2012.

Once again, the car will be on show when the event hap­pens at Wes­ley Col­lege on Oc­to­ber 1 from 10am.

“It’s some­thing that is get­ting big­ger ev­ery year, we’ll have about 200 cars of all shapes and sizes,” he said.

“I’ve al­ways been a bit of a petrol head, I also take the car up to the Mo­tor Mu­seum of WA at White­man Park twice each month.”

The cost of the event is $10 for adults, $8 for con­ces­sions and a gold coin do­na­tion for peo­ple un­der 18 with net pro­ceeds go­ing to the Ro­tary Club of Como’s sup­ported char­i­ties.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d474152

Ross O’Neil with his re­stored Holden 48-215 which has been mak­ing the rounds at lo­cal car shows.

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