The club meets at 7:30pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month (excluding January) at the Canberra Deakin Football Club 3 Grose Street Deakin ACT. Visitors are always welcome. Club members attend a lot of car shows in the ACT, Wollongong, Sydney, Moruya etc . Members also attend the biennial EH All State Run, which is the National Gathering of EJs and EHs. We are very proud of our record in regard to prizes at shows.
Members of the Club, between them, have a huge knowledge relating to EJs and EHs, and related general technical matters; and all are more than happy to assist others with this knowledge. Obviously, we also have lots of good contacts. Our journal, called “Keep Holden On”, is normally published every few months, and is distributed to members, and exchanged with many other car clubs.
The Club was founded in 1990 to promote the appreciation by the public-at-large of these two wonderful models; together with the enjoyment of our hobby of owning and caring for the vehicles. However, we have always kept paramount that the Club is essentially a social group, a group of friends. We cater both for those whose primary interest is in unmodified vehicles, and for those whose primary interest is in modified vehicles: all views are respected.
Members do not need to own an EJ or an EH: so long as they like these models and respect them for what they are, they are welcome. We have members who own from a 48/215 (FX) to WB who are also welcome. We cater for all ages: indeed, we think it is highly desirable that we have a fairly evenly balanced mix of ages, and that is the situation we have at present. Accordingly, we try and have functions that might appeal to the different age groups.
We also cater to both genders, and although the numbers are approximately even, we have a few more males than females. We welcome membership from people in the general region of the ACT, and have cheaper club membership for out-of-towners, recognising that they will probably get less out of membership because of the distance to travel. However, such members get our magazine, and are full members in every sense of the word.