Old Oldens and Shannons

present the

24th AEHF FX-FJ Nationals in Murray Bridge SA, 28-31 December 2018

Have you entered yet?

Entries for the 2018 Nationals close on 17 October so if you are planning on joining us to help celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the first Holden you are encouraged to submit your entry soon.

We have a top program, a great location and plenty of fun waiting
– so don’t miss out!

Entry forms are available on the website at

(Choose the download, print and post version OR submit the on-line version).

The excitement is building amoungst the organising Committee and all four South Australian affiliated Clubs as we look forward to hosting the 24th Nationals in Murray Bridge.

The venue arrangements are all in place, the food, drink, entertainment, scrutineering, show day, trophies, presentation night and NYE party are all locked in. The weather is going to be great and the hospitality will be outstanding!

The scenic run to the National Motor Museum at Birdwood in the Adelaide Hills includes the opportunity to visit a unique Holden display and an amazing collection of vehicles.

If you haven’t already started to plan your trip we encourage you to check out the many accommodation options. It is recommended that you book early to reserve your choice of accommodation.  There is Motel, Hotel, Holiday Home Rentals, Caravan, RV, Cabin, Camping, B&B, and even Houseboat accommodation within a short distance of all facilities and the Racecourse.

For visitor and general accommodation enquiries contact the Murray Bridge Visitor Centre.

Tel : 08 8539 1142           Free call : 1800 442 784           Fax : 08 8532 5288


ALL BOOKINGS SHOULD BE MADE DIRECTSee Accommodation Guide on the website.

News Update :

Trailer and Towing vehicles – We have secured a location for those wishing to park trailers, tow cars etc. off-street. Email info@fxfjnationals.com.au if you would like details.

Vehicle access to the Racecourse and Scrutineering area will be signposted and Marshalls will be on duty to assist you. Details will be posted to entrants with their windscreen stickers and information pack well before the event.

Alcohol – The Racecourse has numerous bars at which alcohol may be consumed and these will be open for much of our event. The Racecourse Liquor Licence excludes BYO therefore no alcohol is to be taken into the venue.

Scrutineering – All Classes listed in the AEHF Constitution Rules will be open to eligible vehicles. Entrants are asked to list the Class in which their vehicle was judged if entered in a previous Nationals event. We have been fortunate to enlist the services of scrutineers and judges who are knowledgeable in their respective classes and who have agreed to adopt a considerate approach when allocating points. Reproduction parts will be judged original, provided they take the form of the original.

Information Service – there will be an event information caravan located within the Racecourse. Any information required prior to the event should be addressed to info@fxfjnationals.com.au or telephone 0418 818 789.

Club Treasurers please note : 2018-19 AEHF Subscriptions are now due.

As Clubs need to be financial to participate in Federation events i.e. State Titles and the Nationals, prompt payments would be appreciated. Thank you to those Clubs who have already forwarded payment.

Event Program :

The main events will be held at the Murray Bridge Racecourse which is central to a host of tourist attractions.

Friday, 28 December – Scrutineering – All day / Welcome barbecue – Evening

Saturday, 29 December – Show and Shine Day

Sunday 30 December – Run to Birdwood National Motor Museum / Movie Night

Monday 31 December – Day time events / Presentation Dinner & New Year’s Eve Show

Tuesday, 1 January 2018 – Farewell Breakfast / Murray Bridge Racing Club meeting

In addition to the main program there will be a number of supporting activities including a few surprises that will ensure everyone enjoys the event.

Other Attractions to include in your visit :

  • World Series Sprint Car Meeting – Murray Bridge Speedway 26 December (5 km)
  • The Bend Motorsport Park -Tailem Bend (28km)
  • River Murray Paddleboat Tours
  • Hahndorf Town (50 km)
  • Horse Race Meeting – Murray Bridge Racecourse 1 January (Free admission for Nationals Entrants)
  • Birdwood Mill Museum (58Km)
  • Langhorne Creek Wine District (37km)
  • River Murray Houseboat hire
  • Old Tailem Town Pioneer Village (20km)
  • Tailem Heritage Railway Station & Museum (25km)
  • The Big Olive, Tailem Bend (28km)
  • Kayaking & Canoeing
  • Captain’s Cottage Museum, Murray Bridge
  • Monarto Open Range Zoo, Monarto (12km)

The host Clubs are looking forward to seeing as many AEHF affiliated Club members and early Holden enthusiasts as possible joining us to help celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the first Holden.


We are grateful to the following organisations for their support.

Major Sponsors

Old Oldens  |  Shannons  |  Rural City of Murray Bridge

Supporting Sponsors

13CABS Yellow Cabs  |  Adelaide Trailer Sales  |  All Brake and Clutch, St Marys

Aveska Restoration Parts  |  Bunnings  |  Battery World, Mt Barker

Carline Mufflers & Exhaust, Findon  |  Classic & Vintage Bulbs                    

Davery Establishment  |  DC Anodising  |  Delway Brass 

Dutton Holden  |  Emulint Healing Products    

Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs (SA)  |  Holden GMH    

Kym Gregory Jewellery  |  McCues Bakery, Murray Bridge                

On The Run  |  Dave Polklaser Restorations  |  Price Alexander Mechanics

Rare Spares  |  Rod Tech  |  Scouts SA  |  Sheriffs Road Auto, Morphett Vale        

SMASA – Street Machine Assoc of SA  |  ULX 110 Motor Oils

Supporting Clubs

48-FJ Holden Car Club of SA 

Southern Early’s FX-FJ Holden Club of SA

The General’s FX-FJ Car Club of SA   

FX-HZ Car Club of SA                            

Early Model Holden Club of Vic.  

FX-FJ Holden Club of Australia – Melbourne Chapter   

FX-FJ Holden Club of Australia – Sydney Chapter


The 24th FX-FJ Nationals is being hosted by the 48-FJ Holden Car Club of South Australia in association with the Southern Early’s FX-FJ Holden Club, the General’s FX-FJ Car Club and the FX-HZ Car Club of South Australia with each Club being represented on the organising Committee:

Director : Tony Dowsett – 0407 399 558

Secretary : Tony Hitchin – 0418 818 789

Treasurer : Geoff Lines – 0421 135 295

Committee : Ian Armitage, Wendy Dowsett, Kym Gregory, Heather Mander, Glen Nalty, Peter Papageorgiou, Glen Shepard, Owen Smith, Rob Trotta, Debra West and Bob Wilkeson.

Website : www.fxfjnationals.com.au    Email : info@fxfjnationals.com.au

AEHF Affairs

As the responsibility for the management of AEHF affairs is with South Australia until the conclusion of the 2018 Nationals, we look forward to working with all affiliated Clubs and playing our part to effectively promote the Federation’s aims and objectives.

We look forward to seeing you in Murray Bridge in December!