Make / Model – 1962 EK Holden
Owner – Kirsten from Byron
LW – What a great example of an Aussie classic. Tell us the story behind her?
Kirsten – Well I’ve always been a fan of old Holdens, just something about them. When I was 19 I found one the same colour and was so keen to buy it but my parents talked me out of it. Over 10 years later in January this year I found this one and just had to have it. It was in Victoria and I was in Sydney but I was going to do anything to get it. I put down a deposit and then just sorted the rest out from there.
LW – OK, so how did it end up in Lennox?
Kirsten – It was all part of a grand plan. I was working in the media as a fashion stylist, I had a few clients in Byron and just fell in love with the place. I decided once I got the car to move up and then turn it into a business. I wanted to run it as a wedding/formal car hire with an on board stylist.
LW – Nice one, any success?
Kirsten – Yes, I’ve got a few bookings.
LW – Surely a car like this has a name?
Kirsten – Yes! Of course. It’s May. May the EK. I moved here with her in May and it’s a perfect name for a pastel coloured EK.
LW – That is perfect. So the plan is to get May working?
Kirsten – Sure is, I’m really looking forward to sharing her with people. Already I take friends for drives and use her in photo shoots so I just want to keep going from there. May makes people smile and I love that.
LW – So if someone has a wedding, formal or other event coming up they want to travel in style how do they find you?
Kirsten – We have a website maytheek.com or search for May The EK on Instagram and send me a message.
LW – It’s been great to meet you and May, I’m sure we’ll see you transporting brides to be or just going for a Sunday drive around Lennox for years to come. All the best.
Kirsten – Thanks so much for having us.