Holden Efijy Concept meets the Grandparents
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 custom coupe.
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 designer. "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 stopped.
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 remember."