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Top 10 overseas Holdens you might not know about

May 19, 2017

With the current state of affairs, it’s hard to believe Holden was once a thriving powerhouse exporting engines, CKD kits and cars to almost every corner of the globe. Holden initially started exporting vehicles in...

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...

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...

Top 10 Australian utes you probably didn’t know about

Apr 30, 2017

The coupe-utility was invented in Australia in the 1930s and often replicated the world over. With our Aussie-made utes on the chopping block this year, it’s hard to imagine we once had such a rich,...

Editorial: How to Resurrect the Australian Car

Apr 12, 2017

Once Holden and Toyota shutter their Australian production facilities this coming August and October, the Australian-built motorcar is dead, taking with it tens of thousands of jobs in the component sector. Australia will be the...

Top 10 long-lost Holden Commodore foreign relations

Feb 09, 2017

The Holden Commodore as we have come to know it is entering its twilight phase. On October 20, 2017, the doors on Holden’s Elizabeth plant close after 69 years. The Commodore story began in the...

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...

Top 10 TV & movie scenes featuring a Ford Falcon

Oct 10, 2016

In its 56-year career, the Ford Falcon became a cultural icon for many obvious reasons before local production sadly came to an end last Friday. The Falcon was the taxi of choice for decades for...

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....

Editorial: Ford Falcon – an emotional tribute

Feb 17, 2016

I was a strange child, more fascinated by mechanical items than sports or social activities. This extended to our family car, though to be fair, our family car was pretty sweet, even if nobody knew...

Top 10 best fast Ford Falcon models (of all time)

Feb 10, 2016

In its 56-year lifespan, some of the Falcons that have left Broadmeadows production line were serious weapons. From collector’s items, to race winners, to tuner’s delights; here are 10 of our favourites. Feel free to...

Top 10 Australian exports you probably didn’t know about

Feb 01, 2016

As we near the end of the road for Australian car manufacturing, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on some of the more obscure moments in Aussie motoring history. For a...

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