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Holden pays tribute to 69 years of Australian vehicle manufacturing
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20th Oct 2017
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Holden pays tribute to 69 years of Australian vehicle manufacturing

Holden has paid tribute to its local manufacturing history, as the Elizabeth Plant in South Australia closes its doors for good. The final Commodore – a VF II SS V Redline – rolled off the production line at 10:45 this morning, ending 69 years worth of locally-built GM products for the Australian market. Speaking about Elizabeth, South Australia, Holden executive director of manufacturing, Richard Phillips, said the it was an “honour” to work with the plant staff.
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Scott Collie
Celebrating Holden: A podcast special
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19th Oct 2017

Celebrating Holden: A podcast special

Today we bid farewell to local manufacturing for Holden, as the brand completes its transformation from manufacturer to full-line importer. To celebrate all things Holden, we've produced a special Holden podcast, where we talk to people that live and breathe the lion badge. Highlights are below, but you can find the podcast link at the bottom of this article.
The Holden Commodore and three things we'll miss: A spacious, muscly wagon
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19th Oct 2017
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The Holden Commodore and three things we'll miss: A spacious, muscly wagon

As the sun sets on Australian manufacturing, we look back on three things we'll miss about the Australian creation: the Holden Commodore. Despite SUVs now being the 'in' thing, wagons have always held a place on the Australian landscape. I'd argue that everybody has owned, or knew somebody that had, a Holden Commodore wagon in their life at some point. After all, they're synonymous with road trips, family outings, drive-in movies and...intimate encounters (brief in my case).
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Paul Maric
Holden's 230km/h U-2 Dragon support vehicle is an Aussie-built sedan
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26th Apr 2017
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Holden's 230km/h U-2 Dragon support vehicle is an Aussie-built sedan

Australian forces support allied armies all over the world, but one particular piece of Australian machinery plays a critical role in guiding one of the world's oldest spy planes in safely — at over 230km/h. The U-2 Dragon is a jet-powered Lockheed spy plane that cruises at 70,000 feet above the earth, around double the cruising altitude of a QANTAS domestic plane.
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Paul Maric
GM exec seeks Australian government commitment
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15th Jan 2013
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GM exec seeks Australian government commitment

The future of Australian manufacturing potentially hangs in the balance of power, with the federal opposition still non-committal to long-term support for local car making.
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Ford, Holden team up to support Autodom and continue car production
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7th Nov 2012
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Ford, Holden team up to support Autodom and continue car production

Ford and Holden have banded together to support embattled parts supplier Autodom in an arrangement that ensures both manufacturers can continue production of their Australian-made cars. In an unprecedented act of solidarity between the two traditional rivals, the local car makers agreed to underwrite the debts of Autodom Limited, which shut its doors last Thursday, went into administration over the weekend and was placed in receivership on Tuesday.
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Tim Beissmann