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Flashback: Holden dealership goes retro as stripped signage reveals past
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19th Sep 2020
1 min read

Flashback: Holden dealership goes retro as stripped signage reveals past

The site of a former Holden dealership has been returned to its former glory, with stripped signage revealing its past. Preston Motors used the Keilor Road address as its Holden sales centre for decades before moving to a modern, purpose-built facility in Essendon Fields, north of Melbourne, in mid-2019. The old site was sold earlier this year, prompting the removal of the modern-era Holden signage and revealing the old, nostalgic paint scheme.
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Ben Zachariah
Holden Special Vehicles, Walkinshaw Automotive Group appoint new boss as GMSV ramps up
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31st Aug 2020
2 min read

Holden Special Vehicles, Walkinshaw Automotive Group appoint new boss as GMSV ramps up

Holden Special Vehicles and the Walkinshaw Automotive Group have appointed a new boss, Joel Stoddart, as the company prepares to broaden its engineering business across multiple brands and ramp up production for General Motors Specialty Vehicles (GMSV). And although Holden Special Vehicles branding will disappear with Holden showroom signage by the end of the year, the company says it will preserve three decades of history of HSV cars and continue to support them with parts and service.
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Joshua Dowling
Holden dealers sign $150 million compensation deal 
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1st Jul 2020
4 min read

Holden dealers sign $150 million compensation deal 

The majority of Holden dealers have finally signed compensation packages – worth a combined value of close to $150 million – with US car giant General Motors. It follows a protracted legal battle that spilled onto the political field and caught the attention of Australia’s peak consumer and business watchdog. In the end, General Motors did not increase its initial offer by $1. Dealers who are yet to sign say they have not given up the fight with Detroit.
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Joshua Dowling
Chevrolet Camaro reaches the end of the line in Australia
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20th Apr 2020
2 min read

Chevrolet Camaro reaches the end of the line in Australia

The Chevrolet Camaro muscle car has reached the end of the line in Australia, with the last example rolling off the Holden Special Vehicles assembly line in the past few weeks. The Chevrolet Camaro SS was introduced locally in September 2018 while the high performance Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 went on sale in the middle of 2019. Both were remanufactured to right-hand-drive – to factory standards – by Holden Special Vehicles in Clayton and sold through selected Holden dealers.
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Joshua Dowling
Car factories hope to reopen with revised safety procedures
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9th Apr 2020
2 min read

Car factories hope to reopen with revised safety procedures

As carmarkers around the world prepare to resume assembly on the other side of COVID-19, a few have started devising plans based on protocols learned during ventilator production, as reported by Reuters.
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Liam Murphy