Saturday, October 21, 2017
A ROARING ENGINE… Local Shepparton resident, Bobby O’Connor’s with his 2007 Holden VE SS. Photo: David Lee.

Christine, but she’s no horror

David Lee May 31, 2017

SHE may be named after the 1983 horror film, Christine, but Shepparton resident, Bobby O’Connor’s 2007 Holden VE SS is anything but a horror.

The roar of the engine when it starts matches the car’s personality, but it certainly isn’t stock standard anymore.

Christine has a full exhaust, 2.5” extractors, stainless steel mufflers, OTR, lumpy camshaft and four grand high stall and has been a feature in five weddings, the 2013 Skids for Kids event and several car meets around town.

Bobby said, “I named her after the movie, which is where an unpopular nerd named Arnie Cunningham buys a 1958 Plymouth Fury, which he names Christine. Arnie develops an unhealthy obsession with the car and that’s where the horror begins.

“This dude stuck with his car. You can break up with a woman, but you can’t break a man and his car up.”