The Soutern Earlys FX-FJ Holden Car Club are featuring different members each month. We hope you enjoy hearing about them.
My name is Brian Watson, I was born on the 16th May 1951 in West Midland, Western Australia and married to Lyn way back in 1971. At the time, I was 20 years old and Lyn was 18.
My first car was a Morris Mini 850. Then I had an EJ station wagon and later an HT.
We left WA on a working holiday in 1972 and arrived in Adelaide in May of that year. Through circumstances out of our control I needed work. Lyn and I managed to find work with Mitsubishi.
Lyn had our first son in 1975 and our second son in 1977. They have given us 6 grandchildren between the both of them, 4 boys and 2 girls.
In 1976 I started work with SA Railways and through job changes within the rail network, I joined STA in 1986 where I drove buses for 30 years. I retired in 2016.
In 2002 we bought our FJ Holden and joined the Southern Early’s Holden Car Club.
During this time with the car club I became President from February 2010 to may 2016. In recent years we enlarged our old fleet with a 1977 MGB.
In December 2017 Lyn and I went on our first cruise and it won’t be our last one. We have already booked our next one in 2019. After my retirement my life has been very busy and fulfilling. Lyn will finally retire in August this year.