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Ford and Holden cars displayed, money raised for Westpac Rescue Helicopter

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About 120 Holden, Ford and Valiant vehicles, from Falcons and Kingswoods to brand new Commodores, were lined up in a array of colours and models at All Oz Show at Caroline Bay on Sunday.

It didn’t matter if you were a Holden fan or a Ford fan- there was something for everyone at a show celebrating Australian cars.

The third annual All Oz Show saw hundreds of petrolheads gather at Caroline Bay on Sunday to check out the cars, and raise money for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter service.

About 120 Holden, Ford and Valiant vehicles, from Falcons and Kingswoods to brand new Commodores, were lined up in a array of colours and models.


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Darcy Bowman’s 1974 XB Falcon got plenty of attention at the All OZ car show on Caroline Bay on Sunday.

Some of the oldest cars dated back to 1961, while others were fresh of the press, with the latest 2017 Holden Commodores on display, event organiser Steve Timmings said. 

“You name it we have it,” Timmings said. 

“There’s a bit of banter around [between Holden and Ford lovers] but it’s just a bit of fun.” 

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Hundreds of car enthusiasts gathered for the “The All Oz Show” which raised money for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter on Sunday at Caroline Bay. Pictured is Darcy Bowan of Temuka with his 1974 XB Falcon.

He said the event could be the last time the group of new Australian made cars could all be together in one spot, as Holden’s Australian factory would be closing next month.

It was an “economics” thing, he said. 

This followed the closing of the Ford factory in Australia last year. 

Pictured is Ryder, 3, and Nathan Bennett of Waimate with a 1976 Holden Kingswood runnning a 671 supercharger.

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Pictured is Ryder, 3, and Nathan Bennett of Waimate with a 1976 Holden Kingswood runnning a 671 supercharger.

All proceeds raised from the event were donated to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter service, he said.  

In light of a recent crash on State Highway One, near Pareora ,on Saturday, it was good they were raising money for that cause, Timmings said.  

He said it was “ironic” the very thing the group was raising money for was needed in the area over the weekend. 

Around 120 odd Holden, Ford and Valiant vehicles were lined up in a array of colours at Caroline Bay for the All ...

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Around 120 odd Holden, Ford and Valiant vehicles were lined up in a array of colours at Caroline Bay for the All Australian Car Show. Pictured is Lyndon Ball of Ashburton with his 1967 XR Falcon.

Each car owner paid $10 to have their car on display at the show and it was a gold coin donation entry for members of the public to check out all the cars, Timmings said. 

Along with raffles “quite a lot of money” would be raised for them to continue saving lives, he said. 

“We don’t keep a thing it all goes to them.” 


 – Stuff

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