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Those were the days... GWD reunion organising committee members (from left) Toyota sales consultant Ross Haslemore, former employees Debbie Nicholson and Vicki O'Neill are calling for registrations for the event. PHOTO: MARGARET PHILLIPS

Holdens from different eras will abound at the GWD Motor Group staff reunion.

Staff who worked at Gormick Wilks Davidson’s from the time that entity amalgamated with Russell and Co in 1976, are invited to the reunion.

Gormick Wilks Davidson started in 1937, organising committee member Ross Haslemore said.

“It’s [the reunion] just really for the GWD era,” he said.

The organising committee had compiled a list of 160 names.

“There’ll be a lot of stories being told,” Mr Haslemore said.

The reunion will be held on February 23 on the GWD site in Gore.

Holdens from throughout the years will be displayed.

Fellow organising committee member Debbie Nicholson said the Holden display would be open to the public, in return for a gold coin donation.

The donations would be given to charity, Mrs Nicholson said.

It was hoped there would be more than 30 Holdens on display, one from each model.

The committee was still looking for three Holdens to complete the line-up – the FB, FE and HR.

Memorabilia would also be on display.

At the reunion, on the Saturday night there would be a get-together, refreshments, nibbles and supper. On Sunday a car run would take place, Mrs Nicholson said.

She was keen to “get the word out” about the reunion to present and former employees.

The majority of former employees still live in the district.

The organising committee also includes Vicki O’Neill, Michael Hood, Graham Baird and Brent McDonald.

For further information contact Mr Haslemore at Ross.H@GWD.co.nz