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CRENNAN’S FAVOURITE HOLDEN: HSV MALOO R8

“This was the car I created as my own El Camino. When I first started at GM, one of my jobs was to source all the catalogues from within General Motors, and it was the El Camino that seriously made my jaw drop. And that was well before the utes became stylish. And all along I wanted Holden to display more flair and build a sporty ute, and we got our chance to emulate the look of the El Camino with the Maloo. I love it. It’s tough and totally Australian.”

FLINT’S FAVOURITE FORD: FALCON XR6 TURBO

“I really thought the XR6 was a better car than the V8 because it was better balanced; it didn’t have that big lump in the front. That is why I chose the Turbo, because they didn’t want to do that either. That just turned a good car into a fantastic car; it was as cheap as chips for what it delivered. It was the obvious extension of the XR6. The XR6 Turbo was never planned to be a muscle car; it was intended as a smooth, relatively high-performanc­e five-seater sedan, which is what it turned out to be. The GT was a muscle car. ”

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