MYS­TERY CAR

New Zealand Classic Car - - Automobilia -

Af­ter last month’s re­ally ob­scure Mys­tery Car, we’ll go for some­thing rather eas­ier, but no clues other than that it was built in the mid-fifties. Send your so­lu­tion, by email, or snail mail to Mys­tery Cars No 231, NZ Clas­sic Car, PO Box 46020, Herne Bay, Auck­land by mid April. The win­ner will be the first cor­rect en­try opened from the en­tries box. Well, last month’s Mys­tery re­ally was a hard one! It was a Cisi­talia 35DF Voloradente II, pro­duced in very small num­bers in 1956–7. We man­aged to dig out ba­sic spec­i­fi­ca­tion de­tails, dis­cov­er­ing on the way that the DF re­ferred to in its model name in­di­cated that this Cisi­talia was Derivata Fiat (Fi­at­derived). Some of the me­chan­i­cal make-up of the

The EJ EH Own­ers of NZ is a group on Face­book, which Joshua Ben­tham cre­ated in Novem­ber 2014 af­ter pur­chas­ing his first EH Holden from Nel­son in Septem­ber. The group has rapidly grown, and now in­cludes 70 EJ and EH Hold­ens with friendly and pas­sion­ate own­ers na­tion­wide.

The group has de­signed its own logo as well as stick­ers for the cars, fea­tur­ing a steer­ing wheel with the red cen­tre cap which best rep­re­sents the sym­bolic fea­tures of the EJ and EH Holden. The logo went through a vot­ing and com­ment process so that all mem­bers had their say in it, and this is re­flected in the qual­ity of the end re­sult.

The group aims to be dif­fer­ent to other Face­book groups by keep­ing a cur­rent al­bum of all mem­bers’ cars, so a ve­hi­cle doesn’t just dis­ap­pear down the news feed. It also has an al­bum of other EJ and EH Hold­ens known to be in New Zealand.

Mem­bers like to help each other out with mo­ti­va­tion and parts, and when pos­si­ble get more old Hold­ens out of garages, on the road, and driven to shows and events.

Last month the group had its in­au­gu­ral group meet­ing at Whanga­mata Beach Hop on the Satur­day, and even with the bad weather 18 cars turned up, 11 of which were driven by mem­bers, while oth­ers came by word of mouth. Next year the aim is to do it all again and hope to get 25 to 30 EJ and EH Hold­ens to the park up (hope­fully the weather will be bet­ter) to make it more pleas­ant.

The club is also in the process of cre­at­ing cruises and pro­mot­ing other events to help get the group mem­bers to­gether, get­ting to know one an­other, and learn­ing facts about one an­other’s ve­hi­cles.

The group has a range of Pre­mier and Spe­cial mod­els in all body shapes of sedan, van, ute and wagon vari­ants, and some mem­bers own more than one or even two EJ or EH, proof that own­ing a Holden can be quite con­ta­gious.

There’s an open in­vi­ta­tion for other EJ and EH Own­ers to join the group on Face­book.

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