(from GM Press
Release) The 21st Century hot rod reincarnation of
Australia’s historic car icons today met its ancestors outside
Holden’s Port Melbourne headquarters.
Almost 20 members of the Early Model Holden Club Victoria parked
outside Holden headquarters to park their beloved Holden FX and FJ
vehicles alongside last year’s national motorshow hit, the EFIJY
EFIJY was designed to pay homage to the original FJ Holden released
in 1953, adding custom cool, V8 Supercar power and leading edge
technology into the mix.
Unveiled at the Australian International Motor Show in October 2005,
the car has been recognised around the world for its stunning design
lines and thoroughly modern interpretation of yesteryear cars.
The Early Model Holden Club Victoria arranged the multi-generational
rendezvous with Holden and occupied the Port Melbourne forecourt for
photographs and talks with EFIJY lead designer Richard Ferlazzo.
Club president Rod Grummitt, who organised the visit, said members
were thrilled at the opportunity to see the car and meet its
"Ever since we saw EFIJY in the media, we've wanted to see the car
in the flesh so when we were offered the opportunity by Holden we
jumped at the chance,” Rod said.
“Even having seen pictures of the car, everyone here today is
absolutely rapt at seeing the car. It's just an amazing vehicle and
such a beautiful design.
“The club members absolutely love it. They all want to leave their
cars here and trade them in for an EFIJY.
“EFIJY pays respect to the era of the original car but it's exactly
what we think the FJ would have looked like if production hadn't
The club members are stoked at this opportunity. They are all going
to have their photos framed and this is a day they will all