|"Its how a street
machine could have been built before the introduction of the Red motor," says
Melbournes John Wanner, a man who lives and breathes music.
And he doesnt mind blowing his own trumpet
or clarinet, sax or flute about classic modified cars like his superb Tartan
Turquoise dual door 1956 FE Holden convertible.
A mad keen member of the FE-FC Car Club, Johns open top inspiration found its feet in an FE shell being unloaded by a club member, which good mate Michael McVeigh (and JW Swing Orchestra sound man JS) convinced him to lop the lid off. "I saw a photograph in the 60s of an FE Holden convertible, but it didnt look quite right," John says. "Now, I think FEs and FCs look fantastic as convertibles."
McVeigh helped heaps with the build, John says. "Hes responsible for most of the engine and the electrics. Hes an electronic technician who fixes TVs, microwaves and washing machines. And hes really clever. He can see things and work them through. Johns not saying who did the original two-door conversion because he was stuffed around big time.