Been genuinely, deeply absorbed in your November issue’s Holden post mortem. On an emotional level, I’m hurting in a way I didn’t anticipate.
First, we lost the manufacturer of the Barra, the best six ever produced in the country and one of the best in the world.
Now we’ve turned our back on a remarkable production base and brilliant team of people who ensured we had cars no other manufacturer, including Ford, matched for country-specificworthiness.
It’s so bad, and sad, that Australian ingenuity and manufacturing expertise are lost for just about all time. We shouldn’t kid ourselves that we don’t have the brains to continue to be able to export our ingenuity in this field.
Now Holden has gone, it’s hit me, even though, like everyone else, I knew for a long time it was scheduled. Wish I could’ve afforded the SS ute I longed for.
Congratulations to the people, past and most recent, who built the Holden story.