Motors is geared up to host a historic muster over the next few days, commemorating Holden while fundraising for the children’s charity Variety and the “Mission for Isla”.
The event, located in the Motors Launceston showroom, is fundraising for four-year-old Isla, who has been diagnosed with the rare disease Rasmussen’s Encephalitis. Isla is only the second case in Tasmania, with only 500 cases known worldwide.
Isla will undergo life-saving surgery this September to try and stop the seizures that she experiences. However, the surgery could result in further complications such as vision impairment and other physical challenges.
Motors is joining with local businesses, community groups and individuals to raise $80,000 to support Isla and her needs.
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Motors workshop foreman David Monks said the importance of the event is to assist in raising money, but for car enthusiasts, it is also a chance to say farewell to a beloved brand that is close to many people’s hearts.
Motors general manager Terry Bienefelt said the muster is a great way to honour the Holden legacy while making a difference.
“Motors is very happy to be celebrating the Holden brand and is privileged to have been the sole Tasmanian Holden dealer since its inception in 1948,” he said.
Dealer principal at Motors Theo Bakirtzis said there is definitely still fire and spirit in the Holden brand, with so many people passionate about it.
Saturday will also house a sausage sizzle, photo opportunities, and an auction of Holden memorabilia. Motors requests a donation for the entry fee.