Meet the women who share a love for classic Chevy cars

For Bec Harding and Valda Moore, there is nothing more fun than telling people they are classic car owners.

‘We get asked all the time,’ said Mrs. Moore, ‘Is this your husband’s car? “

“We love her because I always want to say: No mate, he’s mine. Why would he be my husband?”

Both are proud owners of the classic Chevies that they show as part of the Chevrolet Queensland Club.

Bec Harding loves to tell people the story behind the car.(ABC Radio Brisbane: Jessica Hinchliffe)

For Mrs. Harding, her 1983 C10 Silverado came with a slice of Hollywood.

“My Chevy was imported from Virginia by the producers of Aquaman and used in the film prior to its showing at Movie World,” she said.

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It was then recorded on the road in Queensland and auctioned on other props after the movie was shot.

“A lady on the Gold Coast bought it and kept it for a year and then bought it from her.”

The car came equipped with proudly re-upholstered seat covers, a nod to the film, which Ms Harding said was a conversation starter.

The interior of the vehicle is fitted with 3-prong style seat covers.
Inside the car just screaming Aquaman.(ABC Radio Brisbane: Jessica Hinchliffe)

“When I tell them he was in Aquaman, they say, ‘Oh my God, did Jason Momoa sit in it?'” can i touch it “

But what I love most about the car is its authenticity.

“It has the original Chevy 350 engine and paint job, and I just did some bits and pieces like the audio system, but I really like the original factor and like to keep it stock level.”

Aquaman action figure sitting on the dash of a car.
The Aquaman on the dashboard is a reminder of Hollywood’s car relationships.(ABC Radio Brisbane: Jessica Hinchliffe)

Why Chevrolet?

The two women said that the “wonder factor” was a big part of being a Chevy car owner.

“They are great classic cars and many of them are rare here in Australia,” Harding said.

“Mine is a long bed and you don’t see as much of it as most short beds.”

Chevrolet brown hood.
The 1983 Chevrolet appeared in movies and has been in the world of movies.(ABC Radio Brisbane: Jessica Hinchliffe)

The length of the vehicle has its challenges when it comes to everyday use.

“It’s like driving a warship and sometimes it has one turnover as well,” Ms Harding said.

“It has a left-hand drive so you have to think about where you want to go as you can’t do car-traffic – it just doesn’t work for you.

“You can’t get tickets at ticket windows and you can’t really go to the mall because it’s too big, but it’s worth it.”

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