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GM investing AU$28 million in Holden engineering

Aug 22, 2018

Holden’s parent company General Motors has announced nearly $30 million of extra investment in Australia, which could result in more than 150 new jobs. General Motors confirmed that it will be calling on Australian engineers...

Australian Mint announces Ford & Holden 50c coins, limited edition

Aug 22, 2018

The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating the launch of a new series of automotive-themed fifty-cent pieces, with Ford or Holden to be decided via its first ever ‘reverendum’. What is a ‘reverendum’, you ask? Well,...

Survey uncovers dangerous driving habits of Australian motorists

Aug 08, 2018

The equivalent of 10.9 million Australians have admitted to risky behaviour behind the wheel, according to statistics published in a new survey. The 2018 Safe Driving Report , published by Finder.com.au, polled 1800 Australian drivers...

2018 Summernats 31: Event highlights & mega gallery

Jan 09, 2018

Another year and another Australian summer celebration of muscle cars and car enthusiasts. Yep, we’re talking about Summernats 31, which took place over the weekend at the Exhibition Park in Canberra. The 31st event was...

Rydges plans trackside hotel for new The Bend Motorsport Park

Nov 27, 2017

Rydges will soon open a brand new hotel right next to The Bend Motorsport Park in Adelaide, giving car enthusiasts the opportunity to book a room trackside, overlooking the pit lane. Called Rydges Pit Lane...

Last Holden made in Australia rolls off production line

Oct 20, 2017

That’s it. No more car manufacturing in Australia. Following Ford and then Toyota, Holden finished building its last car today, a Commodore SS, at its production facility in South Australia at 10:45am this morning. This...

Editorial: How the Coalition ended car manufacturing in Australia

Oct 05, 2017

Well, here we are at the end of almost a century of car making in Australia, following Ford closing down its local factory in October last year, and Toyota shutting its doors this week, and...

For Sale: Gosford Classic Car Museum announces mega auction

Oct 02, 2017

A monster collection of classic cars, supercars, and mouth-watering muscle cars will go up for auction later this month at Gosford Classic Car Museum’s first public auction. Supported by Pickles, the massive event will see...

Exclusive: Plans for Australian-built electric cars pushing ahead

Jul 31, 2017

Although Toyota and Holden are only two months away from closing their Australian manufacturing operations, one company in South Australia is determined to bring a new Australian electric vehicle to market. PerformanceDrive spoke with Paul...

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...

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