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HD/HR Holden X2: The General’s mysterious 1960s ‘muscle’ car

Image: The Shannons Club
“The worst Holden I’ve ever driven.” – Bob Watson
With skinny track dimensions, a short wheelbase, big and heavy body, forward-mounted motor, drum brakes and narrow wheels, Holden’s HD/HR Holden X2s did not …

Sydney Retro Speedfest

Get Pumped for the Inaugural Sydney Retro Speedfest

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Sydney is about to add a new feather to its historic racing cap, with the launch of Sydney Retro Speedfest – a brand new historic racing event for 2014.
The inaugural Sydney Retro Speedfest …

Holden LC Torana GTR

Holden LC Torana GTR: Born to Fly!

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Holden’s LC Torana GTR XU-1 may be the local hero, but don’t count out its gentler little brother, the LC Torana GTR, which had plenty of competition chops of its own.


Record Crowds Join In as Motorclassica Gets Better and Better

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The beautiful halls of Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building are just that little less enrapturing today, as the last of Motorclassica 2013′s stunning collection of  historic, vintage, veteran, classic and collectable cars and motorcycles has hit the …


Magnificent Muscle! Pete Geoghegan’s HJ Monaro Sports Sedan

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The best ideas are usually the simplest. Take, for example, Laurie O’Neil’s idea for John Sheppard in the early ‘70s: to build the best sport sedan in Australia.

Holden HJ HX

Holden HJ/HX Coupes: The Forgotten Monaros

Nearly forty years on, Holden’s HJ and HX Monaro Coupes can be appreciated as the finest and most refined of the original Monaro Coupes. But it wasn’t always that way.

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What does the Bathurst 1000 mean to you?

It’s that time of year again! The “Great Race” is on again in little over a month and this promo clip called Our Mountain is a perfect way to build excitement.

Peter Brock

Video: Peter Brock and the Beast

Watch Aussie racing legend Peter Brock slide and jump the “The Beast”. This unusual machine is in fact a 1970 Holden Torana, modified by Harry Firth’s HDT organisation from a stock rally GTR into a …


Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000: The Accidental Race Car

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Although Holden never intended to take the LH Torana SL/R 5000 racing, it certainly made a splash when it did.

LH Torana

LH SL/R 5000: Torana the Not So Great

“Bags, you must be a bloody genius to sell that sh**. And we’re going to do something about it.”  Alex Cunningham
Thought at the time to be the last all-Australian Holden, the LH SL/R 5000 Torana …

Holden Monaro racing car

Not So Famous: The Original Beechey Holden Monaro

Norm Beechey’s original HK Monaro isn’t nearly as famous as his 1970 title winning car, nor is it a car that could be described as hugely successful, but it is definitely significant in the history …

Brock retro livery

Photos + Video: Team Vodafone launch Brock inspired retro livery for Bathurst 1000

Memories of Bathurst’s golden era were stirred when Team Vodafone and Craig Lowndes uncovered its retro livery, celebrating the undisputed King of the Mountain, Peter Brock.