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Newsletter #5

Newsletter |  30 October 2018

Old Oldens and Shannons

present the

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

Can I still enter if I’ve missed the Closing date?

Yes – late entries will be accepted – the 30 October closing date was set so we can order and receive the merchandise you requested as part of your entry and have it available for you on arrival.  It also helps us to manage the catering requirements.

Late entries will be accepted

Although we will make every effort, we cannot guarantee merchandise ordered in a late entry will be available at the event. In these circumstances they will be mailed out after the event. To avoid disappointment you are encouraged to enter now.

The organising Committee and the South Australian affiliated Clubs are looking forward to seeing you, so come and meet some old friends, and make some new ones.

So if you are planning on joining us to help celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the first Holden, get those entries in.

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).

To check out just some of the amazing FX and FJ sedans, utes and panel vans that have already entered go to https://fxfjnationals.com.au/real-stories/

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 (optional) 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.  The full event program is included below.

Win Big at the 24th FX-FJ Nationals

As the 24th AEHF  FX-FJ Nationals draws closer it’s time to mention one of the special initiatives that will help make the 70th Anniversary of the First Holden one to remember.

Kym Gregory Director of Kym Gregory Jewellery has hand crafted four Holden rings……… yes, four hand crafted rings that will be given away.

Two FX and two FJ rings will be awarded  to the lucky entrants who win their section in the People’s Choice category. This year we are offering four prizes, Stock FX, Modified FX, Stock FJ and Modified FJ with the car receiving the most nominations taking home the overall People’s Choice trophy.

Each ring, made in Sterling Silver and 18ct Gold is valued at over $1500. Who wouldn’t want to take home a piece of jewellery knowing that spectators and entrants alike thought their car looked awesome.

However,  the only way you’ll win one is to be part of the 24th FX-FJ Nationals in Murray Bridge so get your entries in.

To enter the 24th FX-FJ Nationals go to https://fxfjnationals.com.au/event-registration/

Trailer and Towing vehicles – We have secured a location for those wishing to park trailers, tow cars etc. off-street.  Space is limited so it’s first in first served.

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.

AlcoholThe 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.

ScrutineeringAll 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.

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 immediately 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.

Suggested local attractions to include in your visit:

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

and for more South Australian attractions go to:   https://southaustralia.com/

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  – at Murray Bridge Racecourse

9am-4pm:                    Vehicle registration  Follow directions to registration area.

9am-4pm:                    Safety Check / Scrutineering.

9am-4pm:                    Goody bag collection

9am-4pm:                    Vehicles photographed against static background

6pm:                             Welcome barbecue – served by Aussie Ripper Roasts

Saturday 29 December  – at MB Racecourse

7:30am-9am:               Assemble Vehicle Display

9am-4pm:                    Show and Shine Day (Public invited)

11am-1pm:                    Rocker Cover Racing

1:30pm-3:30pm          Fashion Show

2pm-3pm:                    AEHF Delegates Meeting

Sunday 30 December  – MB Racecourse & Birdwood

8:30am:                       Assemble at MB Racecourse

From 9am:                   Run to the National Motor Museum at Birdwood

From 10am-1:30pm   Assemble Display at Museum grounds / BYO Picnic lunch

1:30pm-4pm:              Free time to Inspect Museum / take scenic route back etc

8:30pm                         Movie Night Feature ‘Sunday Too Far Away’

The FJ Ute that appeared in the Movie will be on display courtesy of its owners, Steve & Debbie Gehlken            (48-FJ Holden Club of SA)

Monday 31 DecemberMB Racecourse

9am-12noon:               Competition events

5:30pm:                       Pre Dinner Drinks

6pm-11:30pm:            Presentation Dinner

11:30-12:30am:           New Year’s Eve Celebration

Tuesday 1 January 2018  MB Racecourse

9am-10am:                 Farewell Breakfast

11am-4pm                   Murray Bridge Racing Club meeting (Entrance fee included)