Watch An Aussie Cop Drift His Holden With The Local Hoons

Australia is the birthplace of the term 'hoon,' and has a host of strong anti-driving laws to keep bogans from drunkenly doing donuts on peoples' lawns. Here's one effort to reconcile a bit. » 3/17/15 1:00pm 3/17/15 1:00pm

Holden May Have The Best Take On This Whole Dress Color Thing

So you know how everyone's going batshit about the ambiguous color of a dress? Because now that everyone in the world can now talk about the same shit at once, we're going bonkers? Well, Holden's quick-acting ad team may have made the best advertising-bandwagon-jumping response yet: » 2/27/15 3:58pm 2/27/15 3:58pm

Watch Chris Harris' Tire-Smoking Ode To The Last Legendary Aussie V8

Watch our tamed racing driver Chris Harris flog the insanely powerful "El Camino-esque" Holden HSV Maloo GTS ute around an Australian race track and see why he reckons; there's no greater honor than introducing a very fast car that can tow [3,500 pounds]. » 12/17/14 11:40am 12/17/14 11:40am

The Triple Eight Sandman Is An Ass-Hauling Australian 'Panel Van'

As a "tribute" to the iconic two-door station wagons of Holden Australia's yesteryear, Red Bull and Triple Eight Engineering have cooked up this insane shooting brake with 705 BHP, full racing suspension, and... surfboard racks. » 10/24/14 8:55pm 10/24/14 8:55pm

This Aussie Suzuki Swift Commercial Is The 80est of 80s Ads

The music! The clothes! The hair! If you loved the 80s, this Holden Barina commercial might just be too 80s even for you. And if you're glad that particular decade has been consigned to the dustbin of history, well you might just find this the stuff of nightmares. This just may be the 80est of 80s Suzuki Swift… » 9/20/14 9:00am 9/20/14 9:00am

Holden Is Making The Fastest 'El Camino' Ever Before It Gets Shut Down

GM's Australian automaker Holden, famous for beastly "El Camino"-style cars with pickup beds and massive engines, is shutting its doors in 2017. But before the company goes out of business, they're reportedly cranking out their fastest-ever utility car. » 8/08/14 9:17am 8/08/14 9:17am

This Is The Best Commercial For The Crappiest Car

An Australian man is selling his 1999 Holden Barina Limited Edition City. Rather than park it on the side of the road with a "For Sale" sign, David Johns used his experience as a digital ad director to create a commercial that "redefines" how to sell a beater. » 7/14/14 12:26pm 7/14/14 12:26pm

Holden Laughs Last As Aussie-Built Pontiacs Dodge GM's Recalls

Whenever we write about a new General Motors recall — which is often, these days — one of you jokers inevitably says "Wouldn't it be faster to make a list of GM cars that HAVEN'T been recalled?" Well, after going through today's infographic, it seems the Aussie Pontiacs are safe so far. » 7/02/14 6:41pm 7/02/14 6:41pm

What If The Chevy SS Was A Supercharged Beast With A Manual Trans?

It's a Vauxhall VXR8 GTS against a Mercedes E63 AMG, but while the Merc is slightly faster off the line, that's not what I care about. Given that the Chevrolet SS is getting a manual next year, would you buy that or the Vauxhall if you could? » 5/09/14 2:46pm 5/09/14 2:46pm

Aussie Tire Murderers Holden Special Vehicles Could Come To America

Massive supercharged V8s, ridiculous horsepower figures, and the wholesale genocide of rear tires: Australia's Holden Special Vehicles does these things extremely well. But what are they to do with the end of General Motors' unique Australian market cars in sight? » 3/21/14 1:40pm 3/21/14 1:40pm

This V8 Chainsaw Makes Every Other Tree Removal Method Obsolete

Oh, you have a two stroke chainsaw huh? Think it's cool, do ya? Well, we see your little two-stroke and raise you a 4.1-liter V8 chainsaw. » 12/25/13 1:00pm 12/25/13 1:00pm

Did GM Leak Buick's Next Flagship Sedan In Australia?

GM will no longer be building Holdens in Australia, but in their eagerness to prove to Australians they haven't been forgotten, they may have produced another very valuable product of the auto industry: a leak. In this case, what may be a future Buick/Holden sedan concept. » 12/23/13 3:04pm 12/23/13 3:04pm

Holdens Could Be Built In US And Shipped Down Under, World Upside-Down

With GM wrapping up auto manufacturing in Australia by 2017, those newer GM RWD cars like the Chevy SS and Caprice cop car need to be built somewhere, and that somewhere could be America. That means after years of getting secret Holdens in the US, we'll be doing the opposite, sending US-built GMs as Holdens. » 12/20/13 4:20pm 12/20/13 4:20pm

2017 Holden Commodore Could Be Chinese-Made, 4 Cylinder, FWD, Boring

What could make the news of GM phasing out Australian production worse for Holden fans? Maybe it'll be when the beloved Commodore line is turned into a, gasp, front-wheel driven four-cylinder sedan. From China, no less. Bad news for hoonage fans. » 12/16/13 10:51am 12/16/13 10:51am

Ford Dealers Stockpiling As Many F-150s As They Can Order

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 12/13/13 9:52am 12/13/13 9:52am

Vauxhall VXR8 GTS Is Holden's Last Declaration of Awesomeness

The demise of Holden may be ensured but it's legacy will live on at least a little longer in another of GM's endeavors abroad— the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS super sedan aimed squarely at the M5 and E63 AMG. » 12/11/13 1:20pm 12/11/13 1:20pm

GM To Bid Holden G'Day In 2017

Time to throw something or other on the barbie and decant a pint of 10W-40 on the ground, because GM is planning to cease Holden manufacturing in Australia by 2017. This looks to be the end of the Holden brand for GM cars, though the Holden subsidiary will continue as a sales organization and design center. » 12/11/13 2:40am 12/11/13 2:40am

Forget Mel Gibson, Mad Max Was All Over Australia

If you look at this Ford XA Falcon and think "Oh my god, that's the most badass thing I've ever seen," I don't blame you. Eight headlamps, full protection against loose kangaroos, a V8. It's the full package. » 10/07/13 9:25am 10/07/13 9:25am