Manning man’s classic Holden a big hit at car shows


Ross O’Neil with his restored Holden 48-215 which has been making the rounds at local car shows. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au   d474152
Ross O’Neil with his restored Holden 48-215 which has been making the rounds at local car shows. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d474152

ROSS O’Neil has fond memories of his father driving around in a Holden 48-215 in the 1950s.

When the opportunity came to purchase a 1953 model in 1975, the Manning resident jumped at the chance.

“It sat in my back yard for years and only when I was retired was I able to restore it and I restored it in 2012,” he said.

“I restored it in dribs and drabs, I was able to pick up parts around the place.

“My dad’s car was cream coloured and he would drive it around Augusta, where I lived for a while when I was a kid.

Mr O’Neil has been showing the car at the Rotary Club of Como’s Car Show since its inception in 2012.

Once again, the car will be on show when the event happens at Wesley College on October 1 from 10am.

“It’s something that is getting bigger every year, we’ll have about 200 cars of all shapes and sizes,” he said.

“I’ve always been a bit of a petrol head, I also take the car up to the Motor Museum of WA at Whiteman Park twice each month.”

The cost of the event is $10 for adults, $8 for concessions and a gold coin donation for people under 18 with net proceeds going to the Rotary Club of Como’s supported charities.