Holden cars on pa­rade

Geraldton Guardian - - Motoring - Ewan Kennedy

All Holden en­thu­si­asts have been in­vited to show their pride by join­ing the Holden Dream Cruise on the streets of north­ern Adelaide on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15.

The Holden Dream Cruise will be a gi­ant street pa­rade of Hold­ens fol­lowed by a fam­ily fun day with dis­plays, en­ter­tain­ment, food and a show ‘n’ shine com­pe­ti­tion.

It will be led by the first and last cars built in Aus­tralia by Holden — a 1948 48/215 and a 2017 VF Com­modore.

Holden is en­cour­ag­ing own­ers of clas­sic and beloved cars to reg­is­ter for the Holden Dream Cruise, in par­tic­u­lar own­ers of the FJ, EH, HD, Kingswood, To­rana, Monaro, Sand­man, Com­modore and the Holden Ute.

How­ever, own­ers of all ve­hi­cles made or as­sem­bled by Holden in Aus­tralia will be el­i­gi­ble to reg­is­ter to take part in the cruise.

The Holden Dream Cruise will wind its way from the El­iz­a­beth City shop­ping cen­tre, past Holden’s ve­hi­cle op­er­a­tions plant on Philip High­way, El­iz­a­beth, be­fore cul­mi­nat­ing in a gi­ant fam­ily fun day and show ‘n’ shine car event at Cen­tral District Foot­ball Club’s My Money Oval at El­iz­a­beth South.

The Holden Dream Cruise will have nu­mer­ous view­ing lo­ca­tions along its 10km route and the op­por­tu­nity to get up close to the spec­tac­u­lar cars at the fam­ily event.

“The Holden Dream Cruise is not just for own­ers of clas­sic Holden cars made in Aus­tralia but for the wider com­mu­nity,” Holden ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of man­u­fac­tur­ing Richard Phillips said.

“We want to hold an event that recog­nises the large com­mu­nity of peo­ple who care about the brand, its man­u­fac­tur­ing her­itage and its fu­ture.

Holden chair­man and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Mark Bern­hard said: “The Holden Dream Cruise is about hon­our­ing our her­itage and pay­ing our re­spect to it by re­in­forc­ing our fu­ture.

“Holden is one of Aus­tralia’s most iconic brands.

“We built the auto in­dus­try in this coun­try and Aus­tralia grew up with Holden.

“We’re in­cred­i­bly proud of that her­itage and com­mit­ted to build­ing a fu­ture that hon­ours our past.

“We may not be build­ing cars lo­cally but the re­ten­tion of our en­gi­neer­ing team, our in­ter­na­tional de­sign stu­dios and our ve­hi­cle test­ing fa­cil­ity are just a few ex­am­ples of Holden’s on­go­ing com­mit­ment to Aus­tralia and our cus­tomers.”

Visit the event web­site to reg­is­ter cars and find out more at hold­en­dream­cruise.com.au/ Holden.

Pic­tures: Mar­que Mo­tor­ing

The 2017 Holden Com­modore range.

Hold­ens of all types are wel­come on a Dream Cruise. Pic­tured are the first six mod­els Holden pro­duced.

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