Grand Opening Repco Lakehaven Display

Repco asked us to help support the Grand Opening of their new Repco Lakehaven store on Saturday 24th of February, we were happy to help out and had a total of 18 vehicles on display.

Thank you to Repco for the invitation and support, and to our members for contributing to the success of the day.


Morisset – Central Coast Swap Meet 2018


It’s that time of the year again, Morisset – Central Coast Swap Meet!
March 11th 2018 SAVE THE DATE!!!
Morisset Showground, Ourimbah Street Morisset.

$5 entry for lookers.
Swappers/Stallholders $20 per open air site, $30 per under cover site (limited spaces),
$5 entry for helpers.
$15 car corral.
Kids under 12 for free.
Pre-book: 0402 949 231 or

Swappers, trade stalls, crafts, and home made goods stalls are welcome.
***However no stalls may offer hot food or cold drinks, as CCHCA will have them on offer at the canteen.

Swappers can arrive Saturday from 1pm onward until 8pm for setup, however an overnight fee is due to Showground Management.
Sunday 6am gates open.

Australia Day Breakfast Park-up

Aussie Aussie Aussie!!! Oi Oi Oi!!!
Australian built cars out on Australia Day, what could be better?

Thank you to all the members, and numerous guests that joined us at Jenny Dixon Reserve Lions Park at Norah Head for an Australia Day Breakfast Park-Up.
We had a fantastic turn out with over 30 Holdens (including a lovely 48-215!), and met some wonderful new people that love their Holden’s just as much as us.
It was great to see everyone, and to see that you are all keen to get the year started with our Club calendar. Thank you to Andrew, Pricilla, Bruce, and Tyson for organising the catering and seeing that we were all well fed.

See the full slideshow video on our Facebook.

Jenny Dixon Beach
New visitor Don, with member Dick
Andrew and Bruce at the Barbie
Late models
Middle age models
And plenty of early models
Lovely 48-215

Club Christmas Party 2017

Merry Christmas to all our members!
This year’s Christmas Party was hosted by Davistown RSL, and they supplied us with a scrumptious Christmas menu buffet spread for lunch.
We also had Display Day trophy presentation, everyone that participated received a trophy token. The category winners were as follows:
1. Best Paint – Original – Alan Howard
2. Best Paint – Restored – Margaret Allen
3. Best Engine Bay – Original – Lenare Rose Sorensen
4. Best Engine Bay – Modified – Margaret Allen
5. Best Presented Car – Lenare Rose Sorensen
6. Best Interior -Original – Vonnie Gilchrist
7. Best Interior – Restored – Craig Mattews
8. Best Car – Pre 1980 – Don Strofield
9. Best Car – Post 1980 – Jessica Tuckwood
10. Presidents Choice – Robyn Fitzgerald
11. Best Club Car 2017 – Dick Kearnan

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Happy and Safe New Year, and we will see you for the Australia Day Breakfast Park-up next year!

Annual Display Day 2017

We had a great turn out on November 12th at Davistown RSL for our Annual Display Day, with over 30 members, and a couple of guests joining us as well.
A beautiful clear day, in “Davo’s Backyard”, with lots of curious club patrons coming and checking out the Holdens.

1. Best Paint – Original
2. Best Paint – Restored
3. Best Engine Bay – Original
4. Best Engine Bay – Modified
5. Best Presented Car
6. Best Interior -Original
7. Best Interior – Restored
8. Best Car – Pre 1980
9. Best Car – Post 1980
10. Presidents Choice
11. Best Club Car 2017

Thank you to everyone that turned out, you helped represent the Club in force for the RSL patrons to enjoy, trophies will be awarded at the Club Christmas Party – Good Luck!

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Davistown Putt Putt Regatta, Rathmines Catalina Festival, & Chromefest

October has been a busy month with daylight saving in play the car show season has finally begun! Starting out with Davistown Putt Putt Regatta on the 22nd, the Club had 6 cars on display, nice and close to the waterfront.
The following weekend we were spoilt for choice for motoring events, with not only Chromefest at The Entrance, and Rathmines Catalina Festival, but also Australian Muscle Car Masters at Sydney Motorsport Park. We had 4 members, with the aide of 2 guests representing the Club at Rathmines. Dick Kearnan was fortunate enough to bag one of the few trophies available on the day! While halfway down the coast Jason Morgan was sitting pretty at The Entrance at Chromefest. It was perfect Show and Shine weather all round. Thank you everyone that came out for these events and put on a show for the public, and thank you to Andrew and Jason for the photos.

The next BIG event is this at Davistown RSL for our very own Club Display Day. Let’s have a great turnout and bring our ‘A’ game!

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Holden Dream Cruise

Report by Lenare Rose Sorensen

1500 kilometres.
16 hours.
Once in a lifetime.

Holden Dream Cruise in Elizabeth, South Australia. October 15, at 6am we met up with the largest Holden club in South Australia at the nearby tennis courts. Abbey from Commodore and Classic Holden Enthusiasts had been introduced to me by a friend, and I was invited to meet with them in the morning for the cruise into Elizabeth City Centre for the Dream Cruise. CACHE, as they call themselves, had 25 members in the parade, with many of their 300 members on the sidelines for support. At 6:30 we proceeded to our designated muster points for the participants. We were identified by colour coded windshield banner decals, these defined us by build eras, Holden’s private collection (Red), and the Top 100 in the Show and Shine had Black. Cars were swarming into the parking lots surrounding the main shopping district in Elizabeth, and once we parked we scurried off to suss out the other Holdens.
There was some of everything, from chassis number 6 of the 48-215, through to one of the last VF sedans. But aside from the Holden badged vehicles, entry was welcome to ANY vehicle manufactured or assembled by GM Holden within Australia, so that included a Bedford Truck, a few Chevrolets, and a big blue beautiful 1967 Pontiac Parisienne.

The Orange group consisting of early 90’s VP, VN, VS, VT, through to late 2000’s VU, VY, and VZ.

Big blue beautiful 1967 Pontiac Parisienne.


1200 Holden built vehicles.
11 kilometres.
2 Hours.

At 9am the Holden Dream Cruise began, led by chassis 6 and the youngest VF, with the accompaniment of the Central Coast’s own Mark Skaife riding shotgun. As the cars were released by their colour groups, they slowly trailedout of the parking lots and onto the main road, with people waving to the passengers as they pass. We watched by the roadside until we got our 15 minute warning to start our engines. Then it was our turn to join the fray, and queue for our entry onto the main road with the others. The route took us along a few of the arterial roads through Elizabeth, with South Australian Police as our marshals. Residents had set up chairs and even BBQs in their driveways and had gathered all their Holden paraphernalia they had, flags or shirts, and were waving and cheering as the procession passed them. But as there were still public vehicles on the road, we were backed up by traffic signals, and rubber-neckers. And making the most of it, while I was driving Jason was collecting high-fives from the spectators. Finally we came to Philip Highway and alongside GM Holden’s vehicle manufacture plant. The site covered almost one kilometre of road front, it was enormous. As the vehicles passed in front of the factory there were television crews and a photographer to capture the moment each vehicle crossed in front of the office space. Next the cars were directed into designated parking areas once more, but this time to go the My Money House Oval where the Red Holden Collection vehicles and the Black Show and Shine cars were on display. There was also a live concert, with speeches by Holden chairmen and directors, by Greg Rust and Mark Skaife. There were a few of the newest Holden models on display including the electric Bolt, and the Equinox. Holden was hosting a silent auction with proceeds to go to charity, up on offer was build number 05 Director, and Motorsport editions, and build number 111 Magnum.

The public helped to vote for the People’s Choice of the Show and Shine, many amazing Holdens to choose from. Holden’s Dealer and Factory Staff pavilion was an excellent source of respite from the clear and sunny conditions, offering drinks, lunch, and refreshing ice cream bars.
Whilst we were checking out the cars on show, some Holden representatives noticed our club shirts and it became apparent that we were the furthest travelled participants in the Dream Cruise. This also came to the notice of the local television network reporter that was on scene. Thus we were featured in the 6pm news segment on channel 9, nationally.

All in all, it was an amazing experience, and it was very special to take my ute back to its birth place. I wish to thank Newcastle City Holden for the sponsorship they gave me in covering my fuel costs for the trek. It was a monumental day, and it’s a sad thing to see the doors close, however all good things must come to an end. Now it is up to us to keep the passion alive for the vehicles we love.

If you are considering making the trek to Adelaide, or Elizabeth, I suggest a visit to Birdwood National Motor Museum. It has an amazing collection of a wide variety of motor vehicles, from chassis number 6 48-215 to the world’s largest “mobile” telephone. With a dedicated collection of Australia’s motoring history, from all manufacturers.


Koolewong Marina Breakfast Meet

Eleven of our Club’s Holdens met at Koolewong Marina AKA The Boathouse, near Woy Woy for breakfast on Sunday the 24th of September.

With over Twenty-Three members in attendance, we dined in the restaurant over-looking Brisbane Water. Although the morning started out near 30 degrees celcius, the stifling heat was soon abated once we joined Geoffrey from the Marina outside for a guided tour.

Geoffrey showed us the top floor and the Marina offices, then lead us out onto the marina itself. Identifying the stringent methods that they maintain to protect the environment and the delicate seagrasses of the area, along with the local and visiting fauna – such as green sea turtles.

Then with the cool southerly kicking in, it was time to call it a day and head our seperate ways homeward. Spring is now in full swing, and with daylight savings starting up this coming weekend, there’s going to be plenty of time for some late afternoon events and cruises.

CCHCA @ Gosford Classic Car Museum

August 27th Club run to Gosford Classic Car Museum.

Gosford Classic Car Museum hosted a book signing for “The passion for Holden” on the weekend of the 27th of August. CCHCA was invited to display our cars on Sunday to help celebrate this event. 

The Club met for breakfast at Eat Street Cafe near Gosford waterfront at 7:30am. 

We had an excellent participation turn out with Nineteen 

Once we finished breakfast we cruised together for the short trip over Brian Megowan Bridge to West Gosford and into the Museum lot.Sharing the prime parking with a Corvette club, we set up at the North-Western end of the building and ventured into the Museum to check out the new additions and meet author of “The Passion for Holden”, Joel Wakely.Not being too late a day, most members had wrapped up tneir visit by 1pm.Thank you everyone that joined us for breakfast, and those that came to display our Pride. Keep an eye on our events page, and facebook for news of our run this coming month.

Our “Pride” and joy.

Great day for a display.
Preparing for the marathon that is the largest car museum in the Southern hemisphere. Bruce is ready to get cracking at the cars with Craig and Brett.

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