Peter Brock’s Daily Driver: 1985 Holden VK Commodore Group A SS

By 1985, Australian racing legend Peter Brock was riding the crest of a wave. He had steered his factory-backed racing team to four wins in five years in the iconic Bathurst 1000 endurance race, and his multi-million dollar HDT… more»

1-of-5: 2002 Holden VY Commodore SS “Brock Enhanced”

For Australian performance car and motorsport enthusiasts, the name Peter Brock will be forever linked to the Holden brand. Brock tasted unparalleled success on the track, parlaying those victories into a Special Vehicles operation that produced some of the… more»

Title Winning Classic: 1977 Holden Torana A9X Group C

Motorsport history is full of David versus Goliath stories, but none are better personified (autofied?) than by this 1977 Holden Toarana A9X Group C. It was one of two cars used by a privateer racer to defeat the Holden… more»

Amazing Aussie Barn Find: 1968 Holden Monaro GTS 327

Bundaberg is a beautiful city in sunny Queensland, Australia. The locals are warm and welcoming, and its mills produce some of the world’s finest sugar. It is also the location of one of the country’s great barn finds. It… more»

1-of-275: 1970 Holden HT Monaro GTS 350

While the Australian and American muscle car scenes of the 1960s and early 1970s shared many characteristics, the cars produced Down Under were generally motivated by a different need. Companies like Holden, Ford, and Chrysler (Valiant) sought a double-edged… more»

Historic Bathurst Winner: 2021 Holden ZB Commodore Supercar

On Saturday, March 11th, 2023, Australian motorsport entered a brave new world. Not only did it see a new generation of vehicles take to the grid for the first race of the 2023 season, but it was the first… more»

International Connections: 2018 Holden ZB Commodore Supercar

For decades, Australian motorsport has focused on sedan racing as its staple. Open-wheelers have never gained traction, except for the Australian Grand Prix and the Indycar round that used to run on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The premier category is… more»

Historic Racer: 1975 Holden Monaro Sports Sedan

We see the occasional Australian classic at Barn Finds, but it is a rare opportunity when three legendary vehicles appear in the same auction. I’ve been privileged to cover the other two, but the 1975 Holden Monaro Sports Sedan… more»

1-of-33: 1978 Holden Torana A9X Hatchback

The Australian muscle car scene marches to a different drummer than the United States. Lower sales volumes and import duties meant that local manufacturers utilized standard passenger car bodies married to the most powerful engine in their local armory…. more»

Stunning Tribute: 1980 Holden WB Panel Van Sandman Tribute

Australia followed many western countries with the adoption of vans as multi-purpose vehicles. While many saw commercial service, some owners personalized their Van to reflect their planned use. Holden saw the marketing benefit, releasing the HQ “Sandman” van in… more»

1-of-1: 2005 Holden VZ Commodore SS Ute “Brock Enhanced”

Australian performance car enthusiasts are a pretty parochial bunch. They tend to favor either Ford or Holden products, although there is a smaller but no less passionate group with a love for Mopar metal. For those who love their… more»

Famous or Infamous? 1973 Holden Torana XU-1

While it is possible to draw some parallels, the Australian and American performance car scenes followed very different paths. Many American manufacturers based their high-performance models on Hardtop or Coupe variants. Lower sales volumes Down Under saw companies like… more»

1968 Holden Monaro GTS 327 With 7,508 Genuine Miles!

While many parallels can be drawn between the American and Australian muscle car scenes, the industry Down Under was driven primarily by the desire for motorsport success. It spawned classics like the Ford Falcon GTHO series, the Torana L34… more»

Super Sedan! 1985 Holden VK Commodore SS Group A

The late Peter Brock was an authentic genius. He held no college degree or engineering qualifications, but he could slip behind the wheel of almost any car and immediately know what it needed to perform at its best. He… more»

Will This Holden Commodore V8 Supercar Sell For $2,800,000?

While historically significant and desirable road cars continue to increase in popularity and value, this trend has translated across to racing machinery. We have seen a few historic race cars sell for significant sums in the past, but this… more»

Aussie Muscle In The US: 2011 Holden HSV Maloo R8

Hindsight. It’s 20:20 vision. As I write this article, it strikes me that it is almost exactly four years to the day since the last passenger car rolled off an Australian production line. On October 20th, 2017, the Holden… more»

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