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Old 10 Dec 2019, 04:36 (Ref:3945870)   #1
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Old 10 Dec 2019, 05:34 (Ref:3945876)   #2
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What now for 888 and the Holden teams do we think? Camaro? Split and look for other manufacturers? Seems unlikely. Sad time for Aussie car industry but probably not totally unexpected some day.


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Old 10 Dec 2019, 05:49 (Ref:3945877)   #3
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Drop the costs and pray that BMW is coming.
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Old 10 Dec 2019, 06:08 (Ref:3945879)   #4
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Drop the costs and pray that BMW is coming.
Looks like Walkinshaw’s planned move to BMW could be a stroke of genius...
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Old 10 Dec 2019, 07:58 (Ref:3945888)   #5
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Not many options for Holden in Supercars post 2021. Camaro is set to be discontinued at the end of 2022 and the HSV version sold here doesn't wear a Holden badge. Import and rebadge an Impala?

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Old 10 Dec 2019, 08:03 (Ref:3945890)   #6
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A bigger question than the news today, what is going to happen to this sub forum? We ain't there yet but it is coming at high speed. I would hope the admin team have a plan in their back pocket because they must have known this would happen. If they didn't then they were the only ones on here that didn't. I guess it will just naturally wither away as we all lose interest. Pecky's view on this would be interesting to hear...
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Old 10 Dec 2019, 09:27 (Ref:3945896)   #7
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Looks like Walkinshaw’s planned move to BMW could be a stroke of genius...
Is there a planned move to BMW?

Or just a speculative piece in a newspaper
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Old 10 Dec 2019, 10:17 (Ref:3945901)   #8
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I found this to be very sad news.

Raises big questions of the future of the Holden brand, not just Supercars involvement.

However, I have a theory. In certain parts of the generalist media, the SUV is becoming a catch-all blame tool for environmental concerns. Manufacturers are right to cash in now, but I think they should also continue to invest in 'regular' cars too because as quick as the tide turned to SUVs, it could also wash back.
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Old 10 Dec 2019, 11:37 (Ref:3945908)   #9
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The thing is Holden aren't cashing in on SUV's. The seven seater GMC has been heavily promoted on TV (unlike the Commodore that was left to die) but has not been a sales success at all.
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Old 10 Dec 2019, 13:16 (Ref:3945922)   #10
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A bigger question than the news today, what is going to happen to this sub forum? We ain't there yet but it is coming at high speed. I would hope the admin team have a plan in their back pocket because they must have known this would happen. If they didn't then they were the only ones on here that didn't. I guess it will just naturally wither away as we all lose interest. Pecky's view on this would be interesting to hear...
Pecky as we know it hasnt been here since forever, unless under another name.
his opinion is no better or worse than the rest of us
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A bigger question than the news today, what is going to happen to this sub forum? We ain't there yet but it is coming at high speed. I would hope the admin team have a plan in their back pocket because they must have known this would happen.
As long as there's still TC racing in Aus I guess I'll have to keep putting up with you all

We long since took out the V8 moniker. Evolution is everything.
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Old 10 Dec 2019, 14:00 (Ref:3945930)   #12
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No interest by GM in RHD production.

It seems unlikely General Motors will choose to persist with selling vehicles in Australia.
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Old 10 Dec 2019, 19:11 (Ref:3945982)   #13
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The thing is Holden aren't cashing in on SUV. The seven seater GMC has been heavily promoted on TV (unlike the Commodore that was left to die) but has not been a sales success at all.
Buttner was (apparently) given the choice of vehicles available to him in RHD, I don't think he added to what they were already (not) selling, their products are ok on there own but slide down the ladder when it comes to comparing to established 4x4/ SUVs, I bet Buttner was informed of the demise of the Commodore/Astra last week and then called it quits as the products that will be left for sale aren't selling- Fords tie-up with VW will see some groundbreakers in their Ranger/Amarok vehicles and all built RHD. I think the next step for Holden is goodbye altogether and by the end of next year I doubt that there will be many Holden dealers left to sell what's left.
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what do they expect when they import rubbish - they would have been better off importing a RWD V8 from the States instead of some German 4cyl FWD rubbish

As an aside the Aussie market is flooded with SUV's, our whole work sedan fleet has been replaced by Toyota RAV4's in the last few weeks
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No interest by GM in RHD production.

I was more thinking about a racing model, rather than a showroom model.

Holden have a cult following, so it kind of makes sense to keep racing and keep some passion for the brand.


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