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.