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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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  1. Donut Media

    Donut Media

    Mês atrás

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

    • Bo Malo

      Bo Malo

      23 dias atrás

      I would actually love a maloo in the states lol

    • Danny Zeigler

      Danny Zeigler

      24 dias atrás

      Tell James to do up to speed on John Lingenfelter

    • Carlos Wirihana

      Carlos Wirihana

      24 dias atrás

      My VF Commodore and its NOT the shit v6 😂

    • Luke Salamacha

      Luke Salamacha

      25 dias atrás

      the good ol' GTR XU1

    • tj323i


      27 dias atrás

      VF2 SS Motorsport edition Or Torana SLR5000 if going old school.

  2. Samuel Paniagua

    Samuel Paniagua

    3 horas atrás

    And now I patiently await the falcon version.

  3. Marc Asposito

    Marc Asposito

    11 horas atrás

    Dude!!! Watched a dozen or more of your vids, you are awesome!!! and buffricken hillarious!!!! Your quloceolisms'is's are off the charts and blow me away with YOUR hrsprs...Marc Asposito...

  4. TheChazwin


    12 horas atrás

    Now do an up to speed on Vauxhall, Holden's British GM cousin!!

  5. Colby Riviere

    Colby Riviere

    19 horas atrás

    I'm so glad Gary the Goat made it into this video

  6. Steve Johansen

    Steve Johansen

    22 horas atrás

    Who the fuck likes the maloo and limpbizkit? Unsubscribe!

  7. westy010


    Dia atrás

    Why does everyone in this world think we call prawns shrimp there called prawns!!

  8. GabrielMV moreira de vasconcelos

    GabrielMV moreira de vasconcelos

    Dia atrás

    make one video about brazilian cars !!!

  9. Alexis Tosta

    Alexis Tosta

    Dia atrás

    Only thing you need to know is that it is an amazing car

  10. Stavros Alfieris

    Stavros Alfieris

    Dia atrás

    You 're bloody amazing dude. Having so much fun watching your videos

  11. Darcy Macdonald

    Darcy Macdonald

    Dia atrás


  12. tfilokostas _

    tfilokostas _

    Dia atrás

    Please do for falcon Australia Please do for falcon Australia Please do for falcon Australia Please do for falcon Australia Please do for falcon Australia Please do for falcon Australia Please do for falcon Australia Please do for falcon Australia Please do for falcon Australia Please do for falcon Australia Please do for falcon Australia Please do for falcon Australia Please do for falcon Australia

  13. tfilokostas _

    tfilokostas _

    Dia atrás

    Please do for falcon Australia

  14. tfilokostas _

    tfilokostas _

    Dia atrás

    Please do for falcon Australia

  15. tfilokostas _

    tfilokostas _

    Dia atrás

    Please do for falcon Australia

  16. tfilokostas _

    tfilokostas _

    Dia atrás

    Please do for falcon Australia

  17. Mathew Demuth

    Mathew Demuth

    2 dias atrás

    RIP Garry the goat

  18. JDS


    2 dias atrás

    As an Australian I approve

  19. Joey Mulholland

    Joey Mulholland

    3 dias atrás

    You forgot the ROO BARS the most obnoxious bull bar you have ever seen

  20. Joey Mulholland

    Joey Mulholland

    3 dias atrás

    My favorite Holden is the maloo ss

  21. Miklos Kovács

    Miklos Kovács

    3 dias atrás


  22. Alex Stagg

    Alex Stagg

    3 dias atrás

  23. ValoTheBrute


    3 dias atrás

    Id honestly move to Australia to drive one of theese things. Sadly there isnt much support for trans people. So i need to wait

  24. ksksksks


    3 dias atrás

    Proton next?

  25. شهرام امیری

    شهرام امیری

    4 dias atrás


  26. Leif Lundberg

    Leif Lundberg

    4 dias atrás

    OK you can't get the facts right, I can live with that. But stop screaming!!! Edit: I will block your channel so I won't see any of these shortcuts again.

  27. sick mate

    sick mate

    4 dias atrás

    Kukaburra Americans kukaberrie

  28. Josh Buckley

    Josh Buckley

    4 dias atrás


  29. Anthony Perella

    Anthony Perella

    4 dias atrás

    Love the men at work reference good stuff!!!!

  30. brayden bradshaw

    brayden bradshaw

    4 dias atrás

    No mention on the hsv GTSR made more power than GTS

  31. Brandon Harry

    Brandon Harry

    4 dias atrás

    The pronunciation in this video was so painful to hear, I don't think a single Australian name or word was said correctly.

  32. davide vallieri

    davide vallieri

    5 dias atrás

    Any Ute that I can use to walk around my sheep mate

  33. nathan mccook

    nathan mccook

    5 dias atrás

    We needed the maloo in the states lol

  34. tbash96


    5 dias atrás

    The camaro in the background 😍😍😍

  35. Sylentlight


    5 dias atrás

    Can confirm part of the end of the video - Holden Acadia is built right here in Spring Hill, Tennessee alongside the GMC Acadia (no way, really?!?!), Cadillac XT-5, and Cadillac XT-6. Even though they are essentially a sticker swap of the GMC version I actually think the Holden version looks incredible!

  36. Golden Retriever

    Golden Retriever

    5 dias atrás

    I think the Holden sandman kinda looks like a hearse I guess aussies have no fear of death

  37. Spencer Lagman

    Spencer Lagman

    5 dias atrás

    Holden Monaro also sold in UK as a Vauxhall Monaro and VXR8

  38. Blurgamer 17

    Blurgamer 17

    6 dias atrás

    Holden wanted to End off the non-HSV Commodore by fitting one with an LS3 containing 304 Kw (407 Hp) on a Performance-Oriented, 95-98 Octane Sedan: The VF2 SSV Redline. I know this because my mother has one in Blue.

  39. Shane Doyle

    Shane Doyle

    6 dias atrás

    Loved the energy. Accurate enough to be informative.

  40. Harry Selby

    Harry Selby

    6 dias atrás


  41. Jayke Innes

    Jayke Innes

    6 dias atrás

    As someone lucky enough to be from the sunburnt land i can safely say everyone from pussy little melbournites to real ocka aussies from the outback knows at least two people who where conceived in a "shagon wagon" as they are known.

  42. bryce kearins

    bryce kearins

    6 dias atrás


  43. Glenn Corey

    Glenn Corey

    6 dias atrás


  44. Caleb Webb

    Caleb Webb

    6 dias atrás

    Not one self respecting Australian eats prawns off a BBQ or drinks fucking Cooper's you dickhead

  45. Rob Vegas

    Rob Vegas

    7 dias atrás

    incorrect information in this video - the late generation monaro was an opel omega coupe from europe - very little if any of holden australia output was designed locally

  46. K. O

    K. O

    7 dias atrás

    my mum used to own a VX commodore

  47. Leandro Escobar

    Leandro Escobar

    7 dias atrás

    What about the Chevy/ Holden Caprice from the mid 2000's only in the middle East? That was weird to see on deployments.

  48. Simon Horsfall

    Simon Horsfall

    7 dias atrás

    Missing the HDT & Peter Brock History.

  49. Mista Scott

    Mista Scott

    7 dias atrás

    GM got rid of all of their cool cars which is why they suck as a company today. Get those old ass behind the time bastards out and get some new blood. I want a Holden with Lion decals, dammit.

  50. Ethan Miller

    Ethan Miller

    7 dias atrás

    Holden's are crap now because the brakes are catching on fire and same with their engines the been having foul use and now China Owens Holden so now it's not an Australian company anymore Holden my is well just going back to making saddles because that's the only thing that good at making

  51. Gerald Gonzalez

    Gerald Gonzalez

    7 dias atrás

    Wow! I never knew that Holden was truly a powerful car!! But when will we see the video for the Honda CRX???

  52. nome


    7 dias atrás

    VL Turbo is the best

  53. Fuzaneko


    7 dias atrás

    Dat spoiler tho!

  54. thefreakgamer1080p


    8 dias atrás

    Loved the video LMAO

  55. Plymco USA

    Plymco USA

    8 dias atrás

    Ahhhhh the 04 goat was LS1, the 05-06 was LS2. Kind of a big deal bro. Huge upgrade. I assume Monaro had the same engines. We forgive you though. Kind of

  56. michael dol

    michael dol

    8 dias atrás

    Very good video, the "ute" was actually first designed far earlier by ford. And it was a car to take pigs to market during the week and nice enough for church on sundays, do one on the aussie ford falcons as they had alot going for them also (fastest production 4 door in the world at one point)

  57. Michael Montero

    Michael Montero

    8 dias atrás

    what about HDT?

  58. KilljoyGatecrash


    8 dias atrás

    Great to see some Australian cars on here. Great video - Its a shame Holden sucks now.

  59. Luke McMahon

    Luke McMahon

    8 dias atrás

    How did he miss the hsv w1

  60. Goofball Gaming

    Goofball Gaming

    8 dias atrás

    HDT Group A in Bathurst

  61. Road Royalty

    Road Royalty

    9 dias atrás

    These things are amazing! Got the chance to drive 3 in New Zealand 😍😍 James I adore you!

  62. Mushypeas DMc

    Mushypeas DMc

    9 dias atrás

    man i wash i was born in America. uk car's suck .



    9 dias atrás

    Do ford falcon australia next The xr6 turbos are full aussie made cars, including the engine

    • Chef Vortivask

      Chef Vortivask

      7 dias atrás

      barra the world

  64. Ryan Stark

    Ryan Stark

    9 dias atrás

    Americans are so fucking annoying

  65. Levi Wynne

    Levi Wynne

    9 dias atrás

  66. Henry Hall

    Henry Hall

    9 dias atrás

    CL TYPE S - Everything You Need to Know | Up to Speed !!!

  67. freels michael

    freels michael

    9 dias atrás

    "Who wants a bed in their car" "everyone wanted a bed in their van!"

  68. Jallen


    9 dias atrás

    The One With The Skyline Engine

  69. Jallen


    9 dias atrás


  70. Willdrknght


    10 dias atrás

    Now for FORD Australia my friend !

  71. beyondthelol


    10 dias atrás

    Colony* Singular. You are literally the only country COMMONWEALTH OR OTHERWISE that uses imperial okay GUY?

  72. Andrew B

    Andrew B

    10 dias atrás

    U forgot the caprice ppv which is also a commodore

  73. Chris P

    Chris P

    10 dias atrás

    Am I the only one thinking James is looking rough?

  74. Dave Parsons

    Dave Parsons

    10 dias atrás

    I love these videos. Best car channel on BR-channel

  75. laolvle


    10 dias atrás

    Unsubscribe....don't need a commercial

  76. Holden Rodriguez

    Holden Rodriguez

    10 dias atrás

    My name is Holden dude I'm so so happy my car's name



    10 dias atrás

    Shrimp on the barbie in Australia we call them prawns I’m an Australian just uggg

  78. Evan Cashman

    Evan Cashman

    10 dias atrás

    I know that he is miss pronouncing the words on purpose but mate you gotta get yourself checked before me thongs end up in ya budgey smugglers

  79. Jesus Ibarra

    Jesus Ibarra

    11 dias atrás

    Vegimite sandwich,nice reference

  80. d Barn

    d Barn

    11 dias atrás

    Holdens...literally built for skids

  81. joe5vee


    11 dias atrás

    why are you acting like such a dumb ass.

  82. Almost Serious

    Almost Serious

    11 dias atrás

    I had an 06 GTO...Sad she's gone but I would love to have a Yute...I heard there was guy out west that imports them...

  83. Crash Gaming

    Crash Gaming

    11 dias atrás

    My god I would love a Maloo. You should do one just on maloos

  84. luqee watt

    luqee watt

    12 dias atrás

    The guy doesn't sound australian one bit sounds like a wanker to me

  85. lvluzify


    12 dias atrás and that

  86. lvluzify


    12 dias atrás try that in detroit

  87. Original PvP

    Original PvP

    12 dias atrás

    Fucken Americans stole our cars from us get fucked cunt give us holden back

  88. Golden Retriever

    Golden Retriever

    12 dias atrás

    I wish Holden was available in the states And before you say WELL IT WAS AS A CHEVY SS OR PONTIAC GTO No I’m talking about Holden exporting their cars to the US as Holdens I think there’s a market for that and I do believe people would buy them in the states

  89. Joshua Martin

    Joshua Martin

    13 dias atrás

    Can I get a video on the Pontiac Gran Prix yet?!!

  90. HooN Control92

    HooN Control92

    13 dias atrás

    3:10 im going to put this as politely as possible, THEY’RE FUCKING PRAWNS CUNT

  91. yeetang swift

    yeetang swift

    13 dias atrás

    Stop talking bout holden imma nut

  92. jeff king

    jeff king

    13 dias atrás

    Awww.....the sin bins 😎

  93. Jonathan Simões

    Jonathan Simões

    13 dias atrás

    The Monaro was sold in Brazil as Chevrolet Opala (with some minor tweaks).

  94. splatterbashpop


    13 dias atrás

    Was a farmer from Geelong who wanted a car to drive the pigs to market on friday and the wife to church on sunday, and wrote to the head of GM, thus the world was blessed with the first mass production Ute

    • Doom Guy

      Doom Guy

      11 dias atrás

      Wrong. he wrote to ford. Ford made the first ute, not holden.

  95. Elias Carpano

    Elias Carpano

    13 dias atrás

    The holden vl and co group A we're not made by HSV it was HDT in partnership with Peter brock learn your holden history

  96. Kers1


    13 dias atrás

    I have a feeling half the comments are going to be Aussie ford fan boys saying do a ford Aus vid next. (I like both btw)

  97. Aaron Jones

    Aaron Jones

    13 dias atrás

    1, you forgot the HSV GTSR W1 sedan and ute. 2, you didn't cover the GTS lineage and 3, THEY'RE CALLED PRAWNS!!!! Also 4, It's called a Walkinshaw!!!

  98. Yusuf :/

    Yusuf :/

    14 dias atrás

    That opening reference tho..

  99. Chris Nicholas

    Chris Nicholas

    14 dias atrás


  100. Ben Surgeoner

    Ben Surgeoner

    14 dias atrás

    No aissie drinks coopers

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