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    Report: Walkinshaw to jump from Holden to Chevy Special Vehicles?
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    The name Walkinshaw carries with it a proud history of collaborating with major automakers to produce some of the most lust-worthy racing machinery and road-going performance vehicles ever known. The Jaguar XJR-9 was developed by Tom Walkinshaw Racing. So were the Nissan R390, Porsche WSC-95 and ...

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    Report: Cadillac could 'flourish' in Australia, says marketing chief
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    Cadillac might have its best product mix in recent history, and GM's luxury brand is looking to expand. In fact, it might even be making a trip Down Under, at least according to the company's global marketing chief. Uwe Ellinghaus spoke with Australian site Car Advice at the Geneva Motor Show ...

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    Video: Holden reassures Aussies it's here to stay
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    Holden is working hard to counter the notion that it will disappear in 2017. It responded via press release to an Australian newspaper article that it will become Chevrolet when it ceases local manufacturing in 2016, and has placed graphics emblazoned with "We're Here to Stay" just about anywhere ...

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    Report: Next Chevy SS to be built in America, exported to Australia as Holden Commodore?
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    In response to a news report that the Holden brand itself could disappear and have its products and dealerships rebranded as Chevrolet in Australia, Holden CEO Mike Devereaux has said, "Holden is here to stay. It has been an integral part of Australia's history and will be part of its future." ...

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    Report: GM to keep Holden name, import front-drive Commodore from China
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    With the end of GM's manufacturing in Australia, its Holden brand is destined to become purely a sales and service network, bringing in vehicles (principally Chevrolets) manufactured in other locations and rebadging them as Holdens. That's left some wondering whether it's worthwhile leaving ...

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    Video: Red Bull pits V8 Supercar against stunt plane... on a beach
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    One of the top comments on this YouTube video from Red Bull reads (sics throughout), "Red Bull isn't an energy drink company... It is a marketing company that owns a energy drink. It all ways has been." And that's just fine with us, so long as the Austrian company continues putting together ...

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    Report: AU Gold Coast turns away Top Gear taping, fears noisy cars
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    For all of its negatives and controversy, let's get one thing clear - the BBC's Top Gear has quite possibly the largest viewing audience of any TV show on the planet, an estimated 350 million people in 170 of the 190-odd countries on the map. Which makes it rather odd that Australia's capital of ...

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    Video: Watch these Australian Ford and Holden muscle cars duke it out
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    Australia's Motoring has put together a little video on two of the great performance vehicles available down under - the Holden VF Commodore HSV GTS and the Ford Falcon FPV GT R-Spec. And while both FPV and the Falcon might be on their way out, there's still plenty of time for a little ...

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    Report: Lutz says GM was working on 5th-gen Pontiac GTO
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    Bob Lutz was one of the forces behind bringing the Holden Monaro to the United States, as the ill-fated Pontiac GTO in 2004. And while that car received critical acclaim, it was a sales disappointment. Now, Road & Track is reporting that our suspicions were correct - Pontiac was working on a ...

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    Report: Holden SS V Redline a sales smash
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    Holden has a hit on its hands. That wouldn't be much of a surprise were the hit a small, affordable, fuel-efficient car that everyone thought looked like Kate Upton in car form. It's surprising because said hit has a 6.0-liter V8 with 351 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque, sends its power ...

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    Report: HSV boss says Australia's power wars are over
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    Phil Harding, managing director of Holden Special Vehicles, says the Australian power wars are effectively over. GoAuto has quoted Harding as saying that it's simply becoming too expensive to continue to pursue ever more engine performance thanks in part due to extensive certification, ...

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    Official: Holden vows to stay the course in Australia despite Ford exit
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    With arch rival Ford of Australia having announced earlier this week that it will cease all in-continent manufacturing in 2016, you might think that General Motors' Holden division might be feeling a bit more confident about its future prospects. Yet that doesn't necessarily appear to be the ...

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    Report: Holden could get crossover based on Chevy Cruze
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    During a discussion of the next-generation Holden Commodore and the General Motors Zeta platform, the question of an Australian-built SUV came up. Dave Leone, GM's executive chief engineer for luxury and rear-wheel-drive cars, wouldn't go any further than to say "that could be very possible," but ...

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    Report: Holden announces 500 job cuts
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    Nearly 500 employees of Holden, GM's Australian outpost, will be without jobs as the company adjusts to the high dollar, fierce competition from foreign rivals and lagging Commodore (shown above) and Cruze sales. In 2005, Holden sold 66,794 Commodore models. But that number plummeted to just ...

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    Motorsports: Holden's new Commodore ready to go racing in V8 Supercars [w/video]
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    This is the new Holden Commodore dressed up for duty as a V8 Supercar. Revealed two days after the VF sedan broke cover, the Holden Racing Team unleashed the racing version on Facebook and YouTube (click the image above to enlarge). This one does away with the black and gold introductory livery ...

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    Report: Is the Holden Ute back on for the US?
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    When not salivating over the prospect of the forthcoming C7 Corvette, GM Performance enthusiasts are busy speculating over the Chevrolet SS. The Holden Commodore-based performance sedan recently made its debut in NASCAR form, with the production model slated to launch on the weekend of the 2013 ...

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    Report: Chevy to show SS in Vegas in race trim
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    A lot of speculation has been made with regards to the SS, the promised new Chevrolet rear-wheel drive performance sedan. The Holden Commodore-based muscle saloon will be prowling the open road as early as next year, while a NASCAR version is set to compete in 2013. Shots of the cars testing in ...

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    Official: HSV celebrates quarter-century of smoking tires with 25th Anniversary GTS
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    When it comes to rear-drive, V8 performance sedans, few do it like HSV. Australia's Holden Special Vehicles makes a high-horsepower hoon-happy saloon called GTS (known elsewhere as the Vauxhall VXR8) based on the Holden Commodore. With General Motors LS V8 power under the bonnet, the GTS makes us ...

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    Report: High tarriffs curb resurgent U.S. hopes for Holden Ute
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    With the Holden Commodore sedan on its way back to the States as the Chevrolet SS, we were hoping that the El Camino-like, two-seat Ute wouldn't be far behind (after all, the halfbreed was supposed to be offered here as the Pontiac G8 Sport Truck before General Motors offed the brand altogether). ...

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    Report: Holden looted by plant workers, $2.5M in parts stolen
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    Though it may sound more like a Johnny Cash song, new reports say employees at General Motors' Holden plant in Elizabeth, Australia, have been stealing auto parts. Lots of 'em. Police have been investigating the crime spree since January and say engines and transmissions worth more than $2.5 ...

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