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Motorheads are geared up and ready to go for the return of a popular classic car show this weekend. Around 50 Holden Toranas are expected to roll into the parking lot of the National Motor Museum of Tasmania on Sunday, when Toranarama returns for its second year. The event was created by museum members and volunteers in 2021, and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. NAMT director Phil Costello said the museum’s parking lot accommodates about 80 cars, meaning shows had to be limited to models rather than car brands. READ MORE: Online predator sentenced to four years in prison “Obviously we couldn’t have a Holden screen because we wouldn’t have enough room, so we chose Torana because it’s such an iconic car that had a limited production time,” he said. “There are only a limited number left, and many of them are worth a lot of money these days.” Last year, a super rare 1977 Holden Torana A9X GMP&A with an odometer reading 475 verified kilometers sold for a record price of over $800,000. While the event models are sure to be a bit cheaper, Torana enthusiast Paul Gillman revealed that they still cost a lot. READ MORE: Relatives of Unknown Soldiers keen to collect medals, Mr Gillman said he invested more than $40,000 in his 1975 Holden LH Torana over the 14 years he owned it. “The previous owner had it sitting in the back of his garage for 10 years,” he said. Mr Gillman then set about fixing it with the help of a panel beater he called ‘Uncle Dave’, taking 14 months to complete. “I had had four other Torana before, but got rid of them because we had kids, which came with responsibilities,” he said. “I bought another one just before I retired, it was supposed to be a retirement project, but it was finished before I retired.” READ MORE: Cricket Tasmania’s sexual harassment case is being mediated He said attraction to him goes back to his youth, where he fondly remembers watching Peter Brock, Larry and the Tasmanian legend David Parsons spinning around the Mount Panorama racing circuit in Bathurst. “Events like this are good because you can catch up with like-minded people who are good to talk to…one in two people come in and say ‘I had a car like this, too bad I’m ‘get rid of it,’ which us guys always find funny to hear,” he said. “We encourage anyone with any Torana, even if they’re not liked, to come,” he said. Food, drink and ice cream will be available on the day, and the team at Shannons Auctions & Insurance, who offer car insurance quotes for classic and vintage vehicles, will also be on hand. There is no entrance fee for the show, and the price of admission to the museum will drop from $15 for an adult to $12 for the day. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content: