“We love footballs, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars” is an earworm from the ’70s that’s synonymous with the classic Aussie Holden.
And speaking of Australian history, with news Victoria’s National Holden Motor Museum is closing its doors for good, car fans of all creeds are keen to get their hands on a piece of the car’s iconic story.
Opened in 1984, Tony and Mark Galea have run the Echuca museum over the years, but told Today they are tired and it’s time to call it a day.
“We just want to retire, we’re getting old and this is a seven-day-a-week, all-year-round gig,” Tony told Today.
The brothers put the museum on the market in August, but it wasn’t until, as they said: “The gates were closed, all of a sudden, all these people came out of the woodwork”.
And now with the museum officially closing its doors for good in April, Holden fans are eager to get their hands on a piece of Australian history.
“Actually, it’s been walking out the door,” Tony said.
“Yesterday we came in early and people were lining up at the door 15 minutes before we actually opened, so yeah, our shop’s getting pretty bare.”
For more information on the museum while it’s still standing, click here