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Top 10 fast Aussie sixes – Part One

Jul 12, 2017

The V8-powered muscle cars from Ford, Holden and Chrysler will always be regarded as the outright Aussie-made kings of the road in Australia, but there were a number of six-cylinder performance models produced over the...

The story of the great Aussie coupe run-out

May 12, 2017

Australia produced some classic home-grown muscle cars during the late Sixties and early Seventies, which brought American-style two-door coupes to local showrooms. Volume-selling four-door sedans were massaged as designers mimicked the best of styling trends...

Australian Federal Budget adds Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund

May 12, 2017

As a part of the 2017-2018 Federal Budget, an Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund has been allocated for the manufacturing sector. This is to ease the pain to the components and manufacturing industries once Holden and...

Top 10 most obscure Aussie-developed Holdens

May 10, 2017

The countdown is on to a new era for Holden. For the first time in 70 years, the ‘Lion playing basketball’ will no longer come to represent vehicles put together in this country, but cars...

CSIRO & Deakin University team up for carbon manufacturing

Feb 21, 2017

With Ford having already ceased production last October, and Holden, Toyota set to do the same a year on, the Australian motor-manufacturing industry is by-and-large condemned for the scrapheap. That hasn’t stopped the vast supplier...

Last Ford Falcons sold at auction, Sprint fetches over $120,000

Oct 15, 2016

The final Ford Falcon FG X models have been sold at auction, with the highest bid going to the XR6 Sprint special edition. Ford’s last-ever Falcon models rolled off the production line last week. Although...

Australian Holden Cruze production comes to an end

Oct 07, 2016

Not to miss out on the limelight beamed on Ford Australia today, production of the Holden Cruze in Australia stops today as well, at Holden’s Elizabeth plant in Adelaide. This brings an end to local...

Ford Australia signs off auto manufacturing after 91 years

Oct 07, 2016

A poignant moment in Australia’s manufacturing history as the last ever Ford Falcon completes production, drawing the Broadmeadows and Geelong manufacturing facilities to a halt for the first time in 57 and 91 years, respectively....

Last Ford Falcon & Territory roll closer to extinction

Oct 07, 2016

Another image of the final ever Ford Falcon has emerged on a Facebook fan page, joined ominously by its Territory SUV brother. The final cars will apparently finish assembly by 9:30am Friday morning, October 7....

Ford Australia produces last I6 & V8 engines

Sep 26, 2016

Pictures of the last 5.0-litre ‘Miami’ supercharged V8 and last ‘Barra’ 4.0-litre inline six ever to be built at Ford’s Geelong plant are circulating social media, ahead of the planned October 7 shutdown date. This...

Saying goodbye to LPG with Falcon/Commodore – why isn’t it a popular fuel?

Sep 15, 2016

LPG is a locally-sourced fuel which is dwindling into insignificance now that the abolition of government incentives and subsidies has condemned it to sales extinction. A cursory look over the sales charts reveals total LPG...

Porsche Australia supports Northern Territory’s unrestricted speed zones

Sep 14, 2016

Porsche has entered the discourse surrounding the Northern Territory’s hotly-debated open speed limits, accusing the NT government of taking a “nanny state approach”, according to the company’s local public relations boss. The comments came following...

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