The biggest 
Statesman event for 2019 

Facebook Events Added to StatoLIfe

Today we've added our open Facebook Events Page link embedded to StatoLife. By means of a FB plugin, we're able to...

  • Tue, Apr 9th 2019
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2019 Statesman Nationals Sticker

Working on this year's look for the Statesman Nationals sticker.  It may form parts of other artwork, including this...

  • Wed, Apr 3rd 2019
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Madam Wheels HSCCA Friend

JACQUIE HAYES, othewise known by her moniker of Madam Wheels, is a friend of the HSCCA Statesman Nationals.  Jacquie...

  • Mon, Jan 21st 2019
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Nationals Update

The 2019 Statesman Nationals is fast approaching and we’re expecting more than 100 classic and custom long-wheelbase cars to attend on Sat 19 Oct and 20 Oct at Shepparton Motor Museum and surrounds....

  • Sun, Oct 6th 2019
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Classic Car & Caravan Coffee at Nats

Shepparton’s Joshua Bicknell, of Coffee & Synthesizers, is supporting the Stato Nats with his HX 253 V8  Kingswood and Coffee, Slushies and Milk Shakes caravan. The colorful rig will add some fun to the...

  • Sat, Sep 21st 2019
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Maskells Coming to Nationals Dinner

  One of Australia's leading custom car builders, Greg Maskell, will be a special guest speaker at the Statesman Nationals Dinner on the evening of 19 October. Greg's Maskells Customs and Classics is...

  • Mon, Jul 1st 2019
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Five Reasons to Come to Nats

Things are warming up at the Statesman Nationals organising committee.  We are geting excited about "the biggest and best Statesman Event of 2019." You need to come to enjoy the Cruise from Wallan — we...

  • Fri, Jun 28th 2019
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2001 WH Unicorn with 1126kms

We interviewed Albie D, of the HSCCA Group, yesterday.  He owns a Unicorn WH Statesman with 1126km on the clock.  The car is so original, so untouched that it has yet-to-have its first service. The...

  • Wed, Jun 26th 2019
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Holden WH/WHII Statesman/Caprice (1999-2003)

An old car advice yarn about WH Statesmans. Holden's first long wheelbase export to wear the Chevrolet badge, the WH Statesman was a more profound upgrade over the Commodore than its Fairlane rival...

  • Tue, Jun 25th 2019
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Old Story About a Govt Frontrunner

This yarn was first written in 2009.  WE HAVE all seen the news footage of heads-of-state arriving at a meeting in their limousines with gleaming chrome and paint, their country’s flag flapping on...

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  • Wed, Jun 12th 2019
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Shonky Garage's 1982 Statesman Deville

  • Wed, Jun 12th 2019
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17.6k HSCCA Members

  • Tue, Jun 11th 2019
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VQ Holden Statesman/Caprice

  • Mon, Jun 10th 2019
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1971-1974 HQ Holden Statesman

  • Thu, Jun 6th 2019
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BigMik's WH Telematics Guide

  • Thu, Jun 6th 2019
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Nationals Tickets on Sale Now!

  • Wed, Jun 5th 2019
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Shannons Joins the Nationals

  • Fri, May 31st 2019
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2019 Statesman Nationals Updated

  • Fri, May 24th 2019
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Rear End Marvels of the HSCCA

  • Thu, May 23rd 2019
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Business Cards on the Way

  • Sun, May 19th 2019
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Rock 'n' Roll in the Back of a Stato

Nationals organiser Peter Russell started discussions with Nationals host, Shepparton Motor Museum, recently to plan another Nationals.  Pete met with the museum's curation, Sean, to try and nail down dates and museum availability.  The only issue is that the museum has plans to double in size and to become Australia's first Museum of Motoring Evolution.  Construction start dates is yet to be determined but could overlap our big day.  Once things are settled, we will let you know about this year's dates.

The museum, which resides at Emerald Bank, in South Shepparton (near the airport), is a big drawcard for locals and tourists alike.  It has hosted some amazing events including a world-first complete collection of Shelby Cobras and an almost complete "Motoring Legends" of Bathurst front grid fame.

Discussions are in the mix with the Woolshed as a potential venue for the Nationals Dinner.  The venue is part of the Emerald Bank complex and it affords secure parking for Statesman lovers.  It would make a mini-meet possible before the dinner and provide the opportunity for overnight secure parking, should one have a few to many bevvies.

The plans for expansion means the venue will be able to host even bigger events.  The management is keen to back another Statesman Nationals. Apparently we are valued as car enthusiasts who are very well behaved.  A fine thing.