Win a copy of Holden: Our Car, by Toby Hagon & Will Hagon!

When Holden announced it would stop building cars in Australia and New Zealand, a four-wheeled heartbeat stopped. After all, Holden is our car, an iconic brand whose rise echoed that of our nation. Holden had evolved from a saddle business servicing

Holden had evolved from a saddle business servicing a frontier nation to a motoring empire building Australasian cars for Australasian conditions owned by a large proportion of Australasian families. It didn’t matter that Holden had been owned by America’s General Motors for 80-plus years, or that most of its cars had been imported for decades. Holden was Australasian’s car and every one of us had a connection to the brand, to its cars and to its place in shaping our culture.

The closure of Holden’s manufacturing headquarters in 2017 (following the closure of the New Zealand
assembly plants earlier) means the end of the Australasian motor industry as we’ve known it for nearly 120 years. But it’s also the end of the road for the dreamers, designers, engineers and passionate car people who made the hundreds of Holden models inspired by this big, tough land. For all the international car brands on our streets today no one ever displaced Holden as the Australian and New Zealand car.

Lavishly illustrated with never-before-seen photos, artwork, advertising and design sketches from the Holden archive, this book takes us deep inside the rise and fall of Holden, our car.

NZ Booklovers has a copy of Holden: Our Car, by Toby Hagon & Will Hagon to giveaway!

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32 comments… add one
  • Mons Goodall September 5, 2016, 7:46 pm

    My dad is a big Holden fan – he’d love this

  • Daniel S September 5, 2016, 8:30 pm

    I have always loved Holdens so would love to win this

  • Jean September 6, 2016, 10:23 am

    We have had a couple of Holdens and they were awesome!

  • Michele Meade September 6, 2016, 8:17 pm

    My brother would love this

  • Laurie carroll September 7, 2016, 8:22 am

    I can rememnber when my parents got their first car in 1957 a Holden Special, like the yellow one above.

  • Leslie Whitehead September 7, 2016, 9:55 am

    true loyal holden fans…

  • Nikki bikervette September 7, 2016, 10:44 am

    Know some Holden Fans who would sure appreciate this book 🙂

  • Judy Thomas September 7, 2016, 2:27 pm

    Great gift for a Holden fan.

  • Jen September 7, 2016, 3:43 pm

    Holden’s are the best!

  • JILLAUT September 7, 2016, 4:39 pm


  • Mark W September 7, 2016, 5:39 pm

    What could be more iconic than a HOLDEN, so many changes over the years and always one step ahead, areal blokes car…..forget Ford.

  • janetjinmk September 7, 2016, 5:39 pm

    oh no, not holden!?

  • Mark w September 7, 2016, 5:41 pm

    What could be more iconic than a HOLDEN, so many changes over the year and always one step ahead, a real blokes car……..forget Ford.

  • Robin September 7, 2016, 5:42 pm

    I know some bogans that would love this for Christmas

  • Angie September 8, 2016, 1:56 pm

    Holdens Forever

  • Garth Johnstone September 8, 2016, 2:27 pm

    A great Christmas gift for Dad.

  • Eddy Gies September 8, 2016, 3:36 pm

    Being a Holden fan/owner would love to read this book, Holden has been the making of a decade in the frontier to a motoring empire across Australasia. Yes please keen as mustard.

  • Jo Clarke September 8, 2016, 4:58 pm

    hmmm… as much it irks me to be entering this competititon – coming from Ford country – my husband would love this – being a Holden fan ….. ! (yes, yes, I know – a source for many a great debate with the inlaws!)
    Thanks for the chance to enter such a great competititon!

  • Dave September 8, 2016, 5:29 pm

    Hi i have owned a few Holdens in my life , my best mate got me interested in them , some of their models were really nice , Holdens are very reliable , easy to fix or repair , a good all round car , and now very collectible

  • Clark September 9, 2016, 12:51 am

    My Nephew has recently bought an Holden Special which he calls Annabel. As he does not drive his mate ferries him about. Together they go to swap meets etc. all over SA complete with vintage caravan in tow. Owning the Old Holden is the realisation of a dream four years to fruition. His love of Holdens is legendary and I would very much like to give him this book. Unfortunately the cost is prohibitive and it would be awesome to win a copy!

  • Vicki Olsen September 9, 2016, 10:51 am

    My husband would love this – he used to drive a classic Holden car.

  • Jennifer J September 9, 2016, 6:11 pm

    My dad would love this book. He’s very interested in reading books regarding transportation.

  • billy September 11, 2016, 4:31 pm

    holden premier is a top car

  • Janet September 12, 2016, 8:10 am

    What an awesome book for Holden Fans

  • chris September 13, 2016, 4:22 pm

    love Holdens

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  • Trevor September 14, 2016, 8:54 pm

    We are big Holden fans!

  • Kristy Yarrow September 15, 2016, 5:34 pm

    I would love to win this!!

  • Sarah Blair September 15, 2016, 10:53 pm

    My husband would love this!

  • Rob September 18, 2016, 6:23 am

    Holdens beat Ford anyday, yes please to this awesome book

  • BD September 18, 2016, 3:30 pm

    Great prize

  • Jackie D September 18, 2016, 3:33 pm

    My husbands loooves Holdens


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