A Holden lover from way back
They don’t come much more committed than Hank Kreemers.
The well-known Seymour identity has just purchased Holden number ‘‘30-something’’ from Seymour’s Neil Beer dealership.
From his first vehicle — an FJ Holden ute — to this latest offering, a SSV Redline wagon Mr Kreemers said he has never owned anything but a Holden, and he never intends to. And the reason is obvious. ‘‘They’re Australian made, and they’re the best car that was ever made for Australian conditions,’’ he said.
‘‘They’re the best car on the road, it’s that simple. If you can name a car on our roads at that price range that’s better, I’ll listen to you.’’
In fact, Mr Kreemers is so impressed with Holden, he can’t just stop at one.
He has had two cars on the go at any one time since 1979, and has a limited edition Director — there is only 310 in Australia, and just another 50 in New Zealand — locked away at home which he takes out on weekends, or for special occasions.
Mr Kreemers said it was important to support local business, and the service he receives from Neil Beer Seymour has been nothing short of outstanding.
‘‘Neil has always been friendly and good to me, and now his son (Greg Beer) is doing the same,’’ he said.
‘‘Why would I go anywhere else. People say to me ‘you can probably get it cheaper in Melbourne’, but you can’t. You just can’t beat their service and their value.’’
And the feeling’s mutual for Neil Beer Seymour’s managing director Greg Beer, who said Mr Kreemers’ dedication to the brand was second to none.
‘‘Hank’s our best customer by far, and he’s a great bloke to deal with as well,’’ he said.
‘‘Hank keeps coming back to us, and he sends a lot of people here too with his highest recommendations, so he’s certainly a highly valuable customer and friend to us.’’
Mr Kreemers said he takes ownership of a new vehicle every 18 months to two years, but he’s been so impressed with his latest purchase that he ‘‘might just hang on to this one for a while’’.
‘‘I’m not fanatical about cars, but I just love driving. Trucks, tow trucks, cars — you name it, I’ve driven it,’’ he said.
‘‘To sit in one of these, you enjoy driving even more, it’s a driver’s car and an incredible one at that.’’
You can visit Neil Beer Seymour at 49 Emily St, phone 5792 2777 or go online to www.neilbeerseymour.com.au