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This is the story of the first Australian car company. From humble beginnings making saddles horses, to unleashing some of the baddest machines the Land Down Under has ever seen! From the 48-215, to the Monaro, Commodore, Torana, Maloo and beyond. This is the history of Holden!

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    • Donut Media
      Donut Media

      Alright you Aussies, which Holden is your favorite? Yanks, which Holden do you wish came to the US?

      about 3 months ago
    • Benjamin mole
      Benjamin mole In reply to Donut Media

      @Draven Alexander i already drive one

      about 22 days ago
    • Draven Alexander
      Draven Alexander In reply to Donut Media

      @Benjamin mole If you want the Commodore get a Chevy Caprice.

      about 1 month ago
    • Bo Malo
      Bo Malo In reply to Donut Media

      I would actually love a maloo in the states lol

      about 2 months ago
    • Danny Zeigler
      Danny Zeigler In reply to Donut Media

      Tell James to do up to speed on John Lingenfelter

      about 2 months ago
    • Carlos Wirihana
      Carlos Wirihana In reply to Donut Media

      My VF Commodore and its NOT the shit v6 😂

      about 2 months ago
    • viperhawk56

      20th October 2017 last holden/car made in Australia
      A sad day

      about 26 minutes ago
    • Catweasel

      You have done your research my good man

      about 5 hours ago
    • Julian Griffin
      Julian Griffin

      That was awesome! Since when did all the Aussies in the comments lose their humour

      about 18 hours ago
    • Loki

      Budget Jack Black needs to chill.

      about 19 hours ago
    • ElectroTeeh

      you cunt, that was quite the spoiler hahahahaha

      about 1 day ago
    • XJiggleJelly YT
      XJiggleJelly YT


      the australian chevrolet

      about 1 day ago
    • Jim Jeremy Johnson
      Jim Jeremy Johnson

      Buff Kanga-Roos? BKRs

      about 2 days ago
    • straia

      Il never part ways with my vl turbo or my ve ss

      about 2 days ago
    • Jaden

      I remember a top gear episode with the Maloo

      about 2 days ago
    • Russell McKoy
      Russell McKoy

      Does this mean that mean the new el Camino is a UTE!

      about 2 days ago
    • Dill B
      Dill B

      Disliked the video because FUCK all holdens, fucking pieces of shit

      about 2 days ago
    • Michael John Little
      Michael John Little

      Well... not anymore... they are no longer making cars in Australia.. no more Holdens.... Bugger!

      about 2 days ago
    • Monty Curran
      Monty Curran

      The next fucking time a American says shrimp on the barbie shrimp is shit we put sausages

      about 3 days ago
    • The Niss
      The Niss


      about 4 days ago

      Can you do a video about proton please

      about 4 days ago
    • Yaze 76
      Yaze 76

      can of coopers? definitely fucking wrong cunt. it should be a VB

      about 4 days ago
    • Hyazzie50

      Me Bc my names Holden

      about 5 days ago
    • Andrew Kapper
      Andrew Kapper

      The quickest holden is a HSV GTSR W1 with the LS9

      about 5 days ago
    • Imtherealgalaxy19

      Ur funny i love men at works songs lol

      about 5 days ago
    • anastasija Ilieva
      anastasija Ilieva

      My fauvorite holden is the ute

      about 5 days ago
    • Ben Geddes
      Ben Geddes

      Holden Commodore and Ford (Australia) Falcon suspension is the reason Corvettes and Mustangs can corner now.

      about 6 days ago
    • yeet

      that comodore turbo

      about 6 days ago
    • Dalton Ryan
      Dalton Ryan

      Thank you, @ 12:33

      about 6 days ago
    • Casey R
      Casey R


      about 6 days ago
    • Daniel Dzvonik
      Daniel Dzvonik

      loud = funny

      about 6 days ago
    • Ratel.H Badger
      Ratel.H Badger

      4:00 Gary the Goat! May that magnificent bastard Rest in Peace!!! STRIDE OUT GAZ, STRIDE OUT In the great Outback in the sky!!!

      about 6 days ago
    • inconsistent uploads
      inconsistent uploads

      Aussies are fucking crazy

      about 7 days ago
    • Cody Evans
      Cody Evans

      I want a Ute so badly

      about 7 days ago
    • 1986 holden vl commodore
      1986 holden vl commodore

      Bathurst was 500 miles on the early days then later it became 1000 km

      about 7 days ago