The 1967 Holden Hurricane is the newest addition to Echuca’s National Holden Motor Museum.MONIQUE PRESTON December 28, 2012 4:10am
A car that stands only 1m high is the newest addition to Echuca’s National Holden Motor Museum.
The futuristic 1967 Holden Hurricane is on display in Echuca for the next three months, showcasing features well ahead of its years.
Designed by Holden’s research and development team, the Hurricane was built as an experimental car, looking to the future.
While it was designed 45 years ago, the one-of-a-kind Hurricane includes many features that have started being introduced into many cars in recent years.
The completely electronic car includes a path-finder navigation system as well as a camera in the back instead of a rear vision mirror.
The ignition is also controlled by electronics, rather than a key.
Its most striking features, however, are its small size and wedged shape.
To get into the two-seat sports car, the roof lifts upwards and the driver and passenger to climb in.
National Holden Museum owner Ted Furley said he was pleased to add the Hurricane to his display for the next few months and urged car enthusiasts to have a look.
‘‘We’re extremely lucky to have it on display,’’ he said.
‘‘People will not get any closer than what you can get to it in Echuca for the next three months.’’
Holden Australia plans to take the Hurricane overseas next year to help promote future exports of Holden cars.
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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