A Holden-lover's dream museum
Greg Murphy cut the red ribbon to officially open the New Plymouth museum that holds New Zealand's largest private collection of Holden cars and memorabilia over the weekend. The museum is an absolute dream for Holden fans with new and older model Holden cars and walls filled with memorabilia throughout the decades. The Bathurst-themed mini-putt course features sharp bends and other difficulties that players have to manoeuvre around. The museum, and Bathurst race track-inspired mini-putt course were everything owners Steve Fabish and his wife Joy ever wanted. Fabish said the museum stemmed from his lifetime of loving Holden cars and the mechanical skills his father taught him when he was younger. Andrew Lamb, the manager of Holden Special Vehicles New Zealand, said the Holden brand is all about passion. "I think even above that, there's the passion that Steve and Joy have expressed and shown here in this amazing facility that they've built," Lamb said. "It's a fantastic facility, it's going to be a great asset to Taranaki and tourism." The museum is open Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10am-4pm. The mini-putt is open every day from 10am.