Today Holden has announced it will cease production of cars by the end of 2017.
It doesn’t matter if your heart is tattooed with the Holden Lion, Ford’s Blue Oval or Chrysler’s Pentastar, we’ll all miss Holden’s iconic designs.
To me this is very sad news. I knew it was inevitable with the onslaught of cheaper Japanese cars and general shitty economy but it still hit hard.
I’ve grown up around Holden’s my whole life. When I was a kid we had a 1970 HG Premier, and since then have driven pretty much nothing but Commodores with the occasional other car thrown in.
My first car was a ‘94 VR Commodore, and one of my current cars is a ‘95 VS Commodore. We’ve had VT’s, VX’s and I plan on buying a VY-VZ when this baby comes along.
Even though they’ve had to stop making cars, I’ll still buy Holden’s until the day I die!
I’m not Australian, but I still find this sad news.
Obviously, I feel for those losing their jobs.
It’s sad to gearheads/petrolheads in North America, because Holden was the origin of many wonderful cars that we would be offered as Chevrolets & Pontiacs.
Australian V8 Supercars won’t be the same without Holden.