HD and HR Holden Nationals arrive in Queensland
Wednesday 30 September, 2020
Photos: HD & HR Holden Club Nationals
The long awaited HD & HR Holden Club Nationals has finally arrived, with this year’s annual event to take place in Queensland this weekend.
Hosted by the Queensland chapter of the national club, the 19th edition of the event has attracted around 50 participants who will attend the whole weekend and a further 50 who will join the impressive display as part of the main show and shine.
Starting on Friday night with a meet and greet, participants will then spend all day Saturday at the GJ Walter Park in Cleveland where the public can get and up close and personal with iconic vehicles from all eras and speak with their passionate owners.
The event continues into Saturday night where all weekend-long participants will attend a special presentation dinner at the Alexander Hills complex, before taking part in a mystery car run where members will head to two surprise destinations with historic significance.
While it will be mainly made up of Queensland based Holden HD and HR owners as a result of COVID-19 border restrictions, the club will endeavour to include as many enthusiasts from around the country with the special inclusion of video entries.
With the club also focused on making sure the event meets all COVID requirements, Queensland HD & HR Holden Club President Norman Graham was looking forward to the weekend.
“We’re really excited for this weekend and proud that we get to continue upholding this special tradition,” Graham said.
“The committee and all our members in Queensland are rapt we had enough foresight to hold on to the event and not cancel it for 2020. It’s all about giving something back to the public as well. They want to get out and have a good time.
“This event is usually run in the middle of the year but for obvious reasons, it was pushed back. We’ve tried really hard to keep it afloat which has been great as it’s kept so many people involved.
“This sort of event is not about making money nor is it a case of winning trophies. It’s about getting together with your mates and sharing a passion.
“On Saturday, it’s free entry other than a gold coin donation which we then donate to the Redland Coast Hospital. We have a passion for our cars but we also like helping the community too.
“I must say big thanks to our all sponsors, including Redlands City Council who is our major sponsor, for helping this get up and going.”
The Queensland HD and HR Owners Club Nationals take place around the coastal Queensland region of Redland City on 2-4 October.