CLASSIC RIVALRY: Jamie and Jodie Ferguson with their kids Jack, 8 and Britney, 11 in front of two of their cars - looking forward to the first birthday of the Grafton City Street Machines club.
CLASSIC RIVALRY: Jamie and Jodie Ferguson with their kids Jack, 8 and Britney, 11 in front of two of their cars - looking forward to the first birthday of the Grafton City Street Machines club. Adam Hourigan

Street Machines motor club to celebrate birthday in style

THE classic car battle between Holden and Ford is alive and well in Jodie and Jamie Ferguson's household, but on the streets it's a different story.

Twelve months ago the couple founded Grafton City Street Machines, a family-friendly motor club that is inclusive of all car tastes.

"We've got lots of cars and it's nice to be able to have other people to go out with," Mr Ferguson said.

"We're happy to take anyone into our club, whether it's a Hyundai or a hotted-up vintage car. We offer club registrations now too."

The couple themselves have six cars on the road - two Fords, three Holdens and a Toyota Hilux.

Mrs Ferguson, a die-hard Ford fan, conceded they did drive their Holdens more often after Mr Ferguson's comment that he usually won the battle, but said the tide may turn with the recent resurrection of her 1971 Ford Falcon and GT look-alike.

"Our shopping trolley's a Holden," she said.

"But now that we've got my car out (of the garage) I guess we'll have to drive it more often."

Their children have both chosen their sides in the dispute already: daughter Britney plans to own a hot pink Ford when she gets older, while their son Jack hopes to inherit dad's yellow 1974 HQ Holden.

Both kids love heading out to car shows and going on drives with their parents' club, which has grown to include about thirty adult members.

Grafton City Street Machines will take its vehicles down to Corcoran Park to celebrate their first birthday on June 28.

If you are interested in joining, go to http://www.graftoncitystreetmachines.club or phone Jamie on 0402 998 919.



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