With thanks to forum member Steve Ablitt, who caputured all these photos at the Dandenong All Holden Day. Statos everywhere :) You will notice that there were two HDT WB Magnums in this photoset. Good to see the old girls flexing their muscles. Also a few HSCCA members were at the event.

A while back on the forum we asked for people to supply their 'pet names' for their Statesmans.

Joshua Daniel Guest Saw a VS Caprice a while ago that had "CLEGS" as the number plate (Sealegs).

Nick Bonne's refers to Lilly as a boat, land barge, barge, cargo ship, land yacht, yacht, aircraft carrier and Australian tank.

Aaron Aaron Mine's is called TITANIC. And Cameron Scott Jones has no nautical name but"it has run aground".

Brad Armstrong thinks calling it a "boat: or a "barge" is stupid.

Cameron Beer calls his VQ the "Vagina Quest." He believes his name should have been vanquished.

Ben Harris "Chunky Butt" is what his friend calls his WK.

Rick John Ring: I call my "Stato" my "Stato"— it's lovely.

Brad Pfeffer: Whenever I see the rear end of my WH poking out in a parking lot, that song comes into my head. "I LIKE BIG BUTTS, and I CANNOT LIE."

Simon McGennan: "Unfortunately in the 70's they were called 'Rustbuckets' trust me I had an HQ Deville and an HZ Caprice, they all rusted in the boot, below the rear glass and of course under the good ole 'Vinyl Top'.

Brad Armstrong: "Some of the names I've seen people call them on here make me think there are some seriously deranged people around who haven't yet encountered the opposite sex."

Billy Spearing: Just "Stato" or "beast" and Kevin Whitwell "Lounge chair on wheels."

Michael Smith: "Baby Caprice". Because it is looked after very well.

Jayson Scott-Harley Forth: I call mine "Snotty." Jayson Scott-Harley Forth also calls his "Snotty."

Peter Rabbitoh: "My WH is known as 'Slow Boat' around town, not entirely sure that's a good thing ...

Sharon Maree Brown: "The Captain ⚓️".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacqui of AJP has allowed us to publish her photos of the Statesman Nationals event from last year.

The photos are available in various formats, including small prints to framed or canvas wraps.

The prints are generated by a professional lab in Victoria.  It takes between two and four working days for the purchase to be processed and delivered. The two days of photos were taken — the wet and windy Saturday and the super sunny Sunday.

Prints available for viewing and purchasing here.

More photos to be added soon. Click on the shopping cart to select your photo order (see example on this picure of Shepo's below).

Jacqui from AJP will soon be displaying photos from the 2018 Statesman Nationals within these pages.  The selection will be available for purchase in high quality prints from a store.

This is exciting stuff and a first for our  community.  Thanks Jac!!!