1970 Holden Premier HT

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Owner: Brendan Gray From: Rimu When and why did you buy it? Five years ago via Trade Me, from Alexandra. I liked the colour and it had a Chevy engine What is the vehicle’s history? It came from Dunedin before it ended up in Alexandra. Then it was stored in a shed for five years, unregistered, before I bought it Have you altered it in any way? Full engine rebuild, full panel and paint, wheels changed from 15-inch to 17-inch, full transmission rebuild What’s it like to drive? Fun… It’s got plenty of power What’s it worth? $30,000 Where’s your favourite stretch of road? The drag strip at Teretonga Park Top speed? Unknown in this vehicle, but my best quarter mile at Teretonga Park has been 13.4 seconds at 101mph Best driving experience? Driving on the A1 motorway out of London

Worst driving experience? Being stuck behind people who won’t pull over What other vehicles of note have you owned? Lots of Datsuns, a Holden one tonne ute, a ’74 Holden HQ Premier Best music to drive to? The Rock [radio station] Describe your driving style: Extremely impatient If you could go for a drive in any vehicle it would be an… Audi R8 v10 What was the first car you ever bought? Datsun 1200 Do you belong to any clubs? Southern Dragways Event: Southern Dragways Teretonga Street Class Racing season final points score, Teretonga Park, Sunday, May 15. Entries and scrutineering 11am-noon. Racing from 1.30pm. NB: All drivers now required to wear overalls
Photos: Janette Gellatly

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