VIDEO: HOLDEN PLANS TO SAY FAREWELL!
After announcing its plans to say farewell earlier this year, Holden has now revealed plans for a street party to celebrate its heritage as Australia's last car maker!
The brand will be hosting a cruise through northern Adelaide as a part of the street parade – celebrating 70 years of vehicle production.
Owners of classic Holden vehicles have been given the chance to participate in the drive and are encouraged to register for the Holden Dream Cruise which will be held on Sunday, October 15. The cruise will follow a 10km route through Elizabeth, paying homage to the community which has been part of Holden's heritage.
The celebration parade will be lead by the first and last Holdens to be built in Australia – an original 48-215 and a current VF Commodore – along with a number of historic models. It will peak with a show 'n shine display at a local football oval where Holden will be revealing a display that outlines its future in Australia. This includes the all-new imported Commodore and, potentially, a locally-designed concept car that showcases cutting edge technology.
"The Holden Dream Cruise is not just for owners of classic Holden cars made in Australia but for the wider community," said Richard Phillips, Holden Executive Director of Manufacturing.
"We want to hold an event that recognises the large community of people who care about the brand, its manufacturing heritage and its future.
"This includes not only customers and enthusiasts but people for whom employment at Holden has been an important part of their family, in some cases for decades."
The Holden Dream Cruise will be Holden's only public farewell for its local manufacturing operations – which will finish on October 20th.
Watch the video below to see Holden Commodore farewell editions reviewed!