Old Oldens and Shannons
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 DIRECT – See 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
Old Oldens | Shannons | Rural City of Murray Bridge
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
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.
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.