Wayne Glasson from Forbes has recently brought his FJ Holden out of retirement and put it back on the road where all good cars should be seen.
For those who may recognise it, the FJ has spent the last ten years in Bill McFeeter’s car museum in Forbes until Wayne decided it needed to be driven again.
Wayne has always loved the FJ Holden, not only for its iconic status in Australian motoring history, but he also admits to being a big fan of the shape and the curves.
"My dad, Angus, bought the FJ for my 30th birthday," Wayne said. "We found it for sale in Wagga Wagga by an accountant who had driven it daily to work so we knew it was a good runner so we drove it all the way home to Forbes that same night".
Wayne drove it plenty for about 8 years and rebuilt the engine himself but when kids came along and life got busy he no longer had time for the FJ and saw the opportunity to safely store it in McFeeter’s Motor Museum.
In March this year he decided he had the time to use it again so after a few repairs and maintenance (cars don't like sitting for years unused) he's recently had it back on the road on historic registration.
Wayne's car is a 1955 FJ Holden Special. It had been resprayed in the 1980's in its original cream and has an original interior.
The FJ has a 132 cubic inch six cylinder grey motor with a "three on the tree" column shift manual transmission. Despite having some modified cars in the past, Wayne has no intention to change anything on the FJ.
"It's original and iconic the way it is, and that's the way I intend to keep it" Wayne said. He's now looking for an FJ ute to complete his collection and give him something more to tinker with. Wayne has recently joined the Parkes based Central West Car Club.
Annual Charity Show and Shine
The CWCC will hold its annual Charity Show and Shine on Saturday, October 13 at Pioneer Oval in Parkes so for those interested there's an amazing array of cars, bikes and trucks on show so keep the date free.
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