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Old 24 Feb 2020, 06:01 (Ref:3959499)   #76
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The demise of Holden is just start of some very big changes in the automotive industry both here and overseas.

World on the street is that acertain Japanese marque is about to severely cut the number of dealerships in Australia.

Look at the dollars tied up at Essedon Fields(Essendon Airport) in car dealerships, and with falling car sales, car finance hard to get and a crackdown on the lucrative insurance, wheel and tyre insurance and extended warranties etc-would not like to be adealer principal!
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Old 24 Feb 2020, 06:19 (Ref:3959502)   #77
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To be fair, reporting in the general media as opposed to the specialist press has linked the cessation of the Holden brand at the end of this year with "no Commodore racing at Bathurst in 2021"


Which in itself is uninformed which makes things worse. If you were a journalist a bit of research would tell you that Triple 8 have a contract with Holden til end of 2021 and the Commodore itself is a eligible car for the series until end of that year at very least. Even if Holden wrap things up by end of this year they’re not going to pull the contract with Triple 8 because theoretically (and realistically) it’d cost them more to do that rather then leaving the contract to run its course.

Apart from WAU who’ve said they won’t race the Commodore next year I don’t expect much change from the Commodore runners in 2021 except if someone does a Kelly and switched to Mustang. Which with the uncertainty surrounding 2022 onwards doesn’t make a lot of sense. At the moment anyway.

Heck even Penske staying beyond 2021 has a question mark over it-and rightly so.
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Old 24 Feb 2020, 08:02 (Ref:3959511)   #78
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Even if Holden wrap things up by end of this year they’re not going to pull the contract with Triple 8 because theoretically (and realistically) it’d cost them more to do that rather then leaving the contract to run its course.
I'd say it will likely be a mutual early contract termination with a payout at the end of this year.

Detroit will want to be free of as many contracts and commitments as possible. Roland will want to sell those quarter panels to another sponsor and focus on wooing another manufacturer. Instead of serving one that doesn't exist.


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Old 24 Feb 2020, 20:00 (Ref:3959625)   #79
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The demise of Holden is just start of some very big changes in the automotive industry both here and overseas.

World on the street is that acertain Japanese marque is about to severely cut the number of dealerships in Australia.

Look at the dollars tied up at Essedon Fields(Essendon Airport) in car dealerships, and with falling car sales, car finance hard to get and a crackdown on the lucrative insurance, wheel and tyre insurance and extended warranties etc-would not like to be adealer principal!
Interested to know which brand PM if you don't wish to reply but I would be picking Nissan
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Old 25 Feb 2020, 10:22 (Ref:3959733)   #80
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Which in itself is uninformed which makes things worse. If you were a journalist a bit of research would tell you that Triple 8 have a contract with Holden til end of 2021 and the Commodore itself is a eligible car for the series until end of that year at very least. Even if Holden wrap things up by end of this year they’re not going to pull the contract with Triple 8 because theoretically (and realistically) it’d cost them more to do that rather then leaving the contract to run its course.

Apart from WAU who’ve said they won’t race the Commodore next year I don’t expect much change from the Commodore runners in 2021 except if someone does a Kelly and switched to Mustang. Which with the uncertainty surrounding 2022 onwards doesn’t make a lot of sense. At the moment anyway.

Heck even Penske staying beyond 2021 has a question mark over it-and rightly so.
888 will stay with the Commodores until the end of 2021, and keep pocketing the money from the sales of panel and parts. (and possibly beyond in Super 2 - if it still exists then).
Cars may be sporting Holden Parts and Service logos next year as part of a settlement deal.
I can't see the economic sense in anyone changing next year, after that, who knows?
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Joshua Dowling has identified HONDA> Dealers told to stop new investment in showrooms pending a culling of dealerships (likely 30% of 106).
Worst case scenario is the total withdrawal from Oz but more likely to sell cars via an independent distributor.
Press to be notified March 27.
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