Monthly Archives: April 2010

50 Years of Holden – page 1

Hugo90 posted a photo:

50 Years of Holden - page 1

This is scanned from a newspaper ad from 1976 celebrating 50 years of building GM cars in Australia. It was a full page and I have only scanned the top half, with the cars built from 1926 to 1968. Holden was a busy body maker and there are probably a thousand different models from these years.

Though many of the models look like the North American version, all the bodies shown here were made from scratch by Holden in Australia. High import duties on complete cars made body building a big industry.

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50 Years of Holden – page 2

Hugo90 posted a photo:

50 Years of Holden - page 2

This is scanned from a newspaper ad from 1976 celebrating 50 years of building GM cars in Australia. It was a full page and I have only scanned the top half, with the cars built from 1926 to 1968. Holden was a busy body maker and there are probably a thousand different models from these years.

Two of my favorites are the Hurlingham Speedster, which is cut off in the fold at the top, made both as Vauxhall and Chevrolet. Also the fastback coupe in the late thirties known as the Sloper, see the ’37 Chevy example.

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Olympic Rally – SAAB 99 EMS

Hugo90 posted a video:

Olympic Rally - SAAB 99 EMS

This is where I spent my Saturday afternoon, watching cars run through the muddy forest. On the Rally America circuit, two of them are in my county. Great free entertainment, and you get wet and dirty, too!

This was near the end of stage 4, where about 40 of the 60 competitors were driving AWD Subarus. Just a few run the classic rally cars, like this.

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