More than 300 Holdens are expected at the Redland Showgrounds between 8.30am and 1pm on November 26 for Holden Out for a Cure.
The date is significant as it is the 75th anniversary of the release of the first Holden (November 26, 1948).
The event is run by the FX-FJ Holden Car Club of South-East Queensland as a fundraiser for the Queensland Cancer Council Redlands branch and Rotary Cleveland. Last year it raised about $10,000.
This will be the third time the event has been held at the showgrounds and the fourth in Redlands.
Holden enthusiast Les Ross of Wellington Point said he suggested the first event which was held at Judy Holt park in 2019 to honour a number of club members who had passed away.
“The event started as a way of honouring these people and always remembering them,” he said.
Les has owned seven Holdens in the last 27 years but now just retains a 1953 48215 (FX) owned by his wife Susan.
“The car is the same age as we are. We just drive it for pleasure and take it for club runs. The club has given us a social life which we just love,” he said.
Major Events coordinator Jeff Mann said the show attracted all categories of Holden from the 1948 FX to the last VF model in 2017.
He said it attracted entries from out west, Ipswich, Sunshine and Gold coasts.
Jeff said it was difficult to choose a highlight as all the cars “stood out”.
“For me, the main thing is they cause people to reminisce,” he said.
“It is often less about the cars and more about who they were with in the cars and where they went.
“These cars have a lot of memories attached.”
Entry is $10 with pensioners $5 and children under 15 free. Tickets are available at the gate and also include entry from the showgrounds to the Redland Museum.