John Bain, South Bunbury, WA

This year marks 69 years since GM started Holden production, and 50 years since the introduction of the infamous Torana – the first of which had no heater or radio. Now the number-crunchers have figured it’s cheaper to manufacture elsewhere, so they’re off.

All too often you hear the redneck rhetoric about unions pricing themselves out of a job, when the truth is the manufacturer can make the product cheaper elsewhere.

I would implore every Australian to place the blame squarely at the feet of these manufacturers and not the government. Global conglomerates are destroying Australia’s motoring heritage and our manufacturing base.