Graham Williams is driving around in his classic pride and joy.
Mr Williams said he bought his beloved 1969 Ford Fairmont 12 years ago.
“It was a mass-produced car of the day so it was a mum-and-dad type car,” he said.
“It came with that engine and we pretty much haven’t restored it at all so it’s pretty original.
“That’s the way we like it … it’s a bit rough, it’s very noisy.”
The car enthusiast had been around cars since he was 18, but said over the years his much-loved hobby had to have the brakes put on it.
“I’ve just always been in car clubs but [I] dropped out of the car movement when we had kids because I just didn’t have time or disposable income, so you sort of park your hobbies … it’s only in the last few years that I’ve come back,” Mr Williams said.
He has been involved with the Macedon Ranges and District Motor Club for 11 years.
He has been bringing his classic car to Hanging Rock’s annual picnic day and car display ever since.
“Our car club is all makes and models, so we’ve got everything,” Mr Williams said.
“The event is based around that philosophy that if you’ve got a car that’s a classic and you love it, bring it.
“You might find a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow parked next to an old Volkswagen, parked next to a 40-year-old Porsche … that’s what makes the event so different.”
While Mr Williams is a lover of all cars, he admits Fords have always been his favourite.
“My dad always drove Fords, my wife’s dad always drove Fords, my wife’s brother also always drove Fords, so there’s always been a blue oval at our house,” he said.
The car display will be on February 10 at Hanging Rock between 8am-3pm.