HOLDEN - Everything You Need to Know | Up to Speed

  • Published on Mar 21, 2019
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    This is the story of the first Australian car company. From humble beginnings making saddles horses, to unleashing some of the baddest machines the Land Down Under has ever seen! From the 48-215, to the Monaro, Commodore, Torana, Maloo and beyond. This is the history of Holden!
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Comments • 5 781

  • Donut Media
    Donut Media  Month ago +1423

    Alright you Aussies, which Holden is your favorite? Yanks, which Holden do you wish came to the US?

    • Bo Malo
      Bo Malo 21 day ago +1

      I would actually love a maloo in the states lol

    • Danny Zeigler
      Danny Zeigler 22 days ago

      Tell James to do up to speed on John Lingenfelter

    • Carlos Wirihana
      Carlos Wirihana 22 days ago

      My VF Commodore and its NOT the shit v6 😂

    • Luke Salamacha
      Luke Salamacha 22 days ago

      the good ol' GTR XU1

    • tj323i
      tj323i 25 days ago

      VF2 SS Motorsport edition
      Or Torana SLR5000 if going old school.

  • Mathew Demuth
    Mathew Demuth 17 minutes ago

    RIP Garry the goat

  • JDS
    JDS 53 minutes ago

    As an Australian I approve

  • Joey Mulholland
    Joey Mulholland 21 hour ago

    You forgot the ROO BARS the most obnoxious bull bar you have ever seen

  • Joey Mulholland
    Joey Mulholland 21 hour ago

    My favorite Holden is the maloo ss

  • Miklos Kovács
    Miklos Kovács Day ago


  • ValoTheBrute
    ValoTheBrute Day ago +2

    Id honestly move to Australia to drive one of theese things. Sadly there isnt much support for trans people. So i need to wait

  • ksksksks
    ksksksks Day ago

    Proton next?

  • شهرام امیری


  • Leif Lundberg
    Leif Lundberg 2 days ago

    OK you can't get the facts right, I can live with that. But stop screaming!!!
    Edit: I will block your channel so I won't see any of these shortcuts again.

  • sick mate
    sick mate 2 days ago

    Kukaburra Americans kukaberrie

  • Josh Buckley
    Josh Buckley 2 days ago


  • Anthony Perella
    Anthony Perella 2 days ago

    Love the men at work reference good stuff!!!!

  • brayden bradshaw
    brayden bradshaw 2 days ago

    No mention on the hsv GTSR made more power than GTS

  • Brandon Harry
    Brandon Harry 2 days ago +2

    The pronunciation in this video was so painful to hear, I don't think a single Australian name or word was said correctly.

  • davide vallieri
    davide vallieri 3 days ago

    Any Ute that I can use to walk around my sheep mate

  • nathan mccook
    nathan mccook 3 days ago

    We needed the maloo in the states lol

  • tbash96
    tbash96 3 days ago

    The camaro in the background 😍😍😍

  • Sylentlight
    Sylentlight 3 days ago

    Can confirm part of the end of the video - Holden Acadia is built right here in Spring Hill, Tennessee alongside the GMC Acadia (no way, really?!?!), Cadillac XT-5, and Cadillac XT-6. Even though they are essentially a sticker swap of the GMC version I actually think the Holden version looks incredible!

  • Golden Retriever
    Golden Retriever 3 days ago

    I think the Holden sandman kinda looks like a hearse
    I guess aussies have no fear of death

  • Spencer Lagman
    Spencer Lagman 3 days ago

    Holden Monaro also sold in UK as a Vauxhall Monaro and VXR8

  • Blurgamer 17
    Blurgamer 17 4 days ago

    Holden wanted to End off the non-HSV Commodore by fitting one with an LS3 containing 304 Kw (407 Hp) on a Performance-Oriented, 95-98 Octane Sedan: The VF2 SSV Redline.
    I know this because my mother has one in Blue.

  • Shane Doyle
    Shane Doyle 4 days ago

    Loved the energy. Accurate enough to be informative.

  • Harry Selby
    Harry Selby 4 days ago


  • Jayke Innes
    Jayke Innes 4 days ago

    As someone lucky enough to be from the sunburnt land i can safely say everyone from pussy little melbournites to real ocka aussies from the outback knows at least two people who where conceived in a "shagon wagon" as they are known.

  • bryce kearins
    bryce kearins 4 days ago


  • Glenn Corey
    Glenn Corey 4 days ago


  • Caleb Webb
    Caleb Webb 4 days ago

    Not one self respecting Australian eats prawns off a BBQ or drinks fucking Cooper's you dickhead

  • Rob Vegas
    Rob Vegas 4 days ago

    incorrect information in this video - the late generation monaro was an opel omega coupe from europe - very little if any of holden australia output was designed locally

  • K. O
    K. O 4 days ago

    my mum used to own a VX commodore

  • Leandro Escobar
    Leandro Escobar 5 days ago

    What about the Chevy/ Holden Caprice from the mid 2000's only in the middle East? That was weird to see on deployments.

  • Simon Horsfall
    Simon Horsfall 5 days ago

    Missing the HDT & Peter Brock History.

  • Mista Scott
    Mista Scott 5 days ago

    GM got rid of all of their cool cars which is why they suck as a company today. Get those old ass behind the time bastards out and get some new blood. I want a Holden with Lion decals, dammit.

  • Ethan Miller
    Ethan Miller 5 days ago

    Holden's are crap now because the brakes are catching on fire and same with their engines the been having foul use and now China Owens Holden so now it's not an Australian company anymore Holden my is well just going back to making saddles because that's the only thing that good at making

  • Gerald Gonzalez
    Gerald Gonzalez 5 days ago

    Wow! I never knew that Holden was truly a powerful car!! But when will we see the video for the Honda CRX???

  • nome
    nome 5 days ago

    VL Turbo is the best

  • Fuzaneko
    Fuzaneko 5 days ago

    Dat spoiler tho!

  • thefreakgamer1080p
    thefreakgamer1080p 5 days ago

    Loved the video LMAO

  • Plymco USA
    Plymco USA 5 days ago

    Ahhhhh the 04 goat was LS1, the 05-06 was LS2. Kind of a big deal bro. Huge upgrade. I assume Monaro had the same engines.
    We forgive you though. Kind of

  • michael dol
    michael dol 6 days ago

    Very good video, the "ute" was actually first designed far earlier by ford. And it was a car to take pigs to market during the week and nice enough for church on sundays, do one on the aussie ford falcons as they had alot going for them also (fastest production 4 door in the world at one point)

  • Michael Montero
    Michael Montero 6 days ago

    what about HDT?

  • KilljoyGatecrash
    KilljoyGatecrash 6 days ago

    Great to see some Australian cars on here. Great video - Its a shame Holden sucks now.

  • Luke McMahon
    Luke McMahon 6 days ago

    How did he miss the hsv w1

  • Goofball Gaming
    Goofball Gaming 6 days ago

    HDT Group A in Bathurst

  • Road Royalty
    Road Royalty 7 days ago

    These things are amazing! Got the chance to drive 3 in New Zealand 😍😍 James I adore you!

  • Mushypeas DMc
    Mushypeas DMc 7 days ago

    man i wash i was born in America. uk car's suck .

    LOOK IM BURNIN CUZ 7 days ago +3

    Do ford falcon australia next
    The xr6 turbos are full aussie made cars, including the engine

  • Ryan Stark
    Ryan Stark 7 days ago

    Americans are so fucking annoying

  • Henry Hall
    Henry Hall 7 days ago

    CL TYPE S - Everything You Need to Know | Up to Speed !!!

  • freels michael
    freels michael 7 days ago

    "Who wants a bed in their car" "everyone wanted a bed in their van!"

  • Jallen
    Jallen 7 days ago

    The One With The Skyline Engine

  • Jallen
    Jallen 7 days ago


  • Willdrknght
    Willdrknght 8 days ago

    Now for FORD Australia my friend !

  • beyondthelol
    beyondthelol 8 days ago

    Colony* Singular. You are literally the only country COMMONWEALTH OR OTHERWISE that uses imperial okay GUY?

  • Andrew B
    Andrew B 8 days ago

    U forgot the caprice ppv which is also a commodore

  • Chris P
    Chris P 8 days ago

    Am I the only one thinking James is looking rough?

  • Dave Parsons
    Dave Parsons 8 days ago

    I love these videos. Best car channel on RU-clip

  • laolvle
    laolvle 8 days ago

    Unsubscribe....don't need a commercial

  • Holden Rodriguez
    Holden Rodriguez 8 days ago

    My name is Holden dude I'm so so happy my car's name

    ROBLOX RULES 8 days ago

    Shrimp on the barbie in Australia we call them prawns I’m an Australian just uggg

  • Evan Cashman
    Evan Cashman 8 days ago

    I know that he is miss pronouncing the words on purpose but mate you gotta get yourself checked before me thongs end up in ya budgey smugglers

  • Jesus Ibarra
    Jesus Ibarra 9 days ago

    Vegimite sandwich,nice reference

  • d Barn
    d Barn 9 days ago

    Holdens...literally built for skids

  • joe5vee
    joe5vee 9 days ago

    why are you acting like such a dumb ass.

  • Almost Serious
    Almost Serious 9 days ago

    I had an 06 GTO...Sad she's gone but I would love to have a Yute...I heard there was guy out west that imports them...

  • Crash Gaming
    Crash Gaming 9 days ago

    My god I would love a Maloo.
    You should do one just on maloos

  • luqee watt
    luqee watt 9 days ago

    The guy doesn't sound australian one bit sounds like a wanker to me

  • lvluzify
    lvluzify 10 days ago

    ru-clip.com/video/syxYX6OmxCM/video.html and that

  • lvluzify
    lvluzify 10 days ago

    ru-clip.com/video/R_DhCAwvbnQ/video.html try that in detroit

  • Original PvP
    Original PvP 10 days ago

    Fucken Americans stole our cars from us get fucked cunt give us holden back

  • Golden Retriever
    Golden Retriever 10 days ago

    I wish Holden was available in the states
    No I’m talking about Holden exporting their cars to the US as Holdens
    I think there’s a market for that and I do believe people would buy them in the states

  • Joshua Martin
    Joshua Martin 11 days ago

    Can I get a video on the Pontiac Gran Prix yet?!!

  • HooN Control92
    HooN Control92 11 days ago

    3:10 im going to put this as politely as possible, THEY’RE FUCKING PRAWNS CUNT

  • yeetang swift
    yeetang swift 11 days ago

    Stop talking bout holden imma nut

  • jeff king
    jeff king 11 days ago

    Awww.....the sin bins 😎

  • Jonathan Simões
    Jonathan Simões 11 days ago

    The Monaro was sold in Brazil as Chevrolet Opala (with some minor tweaks).

  • splatterbashpop
    splatterbashpop 11 days ago

    Was a farmer from Geelong who wanted a car to drive the pigs to market on friday and the wife to church on sunday, and wrote to the head of GM, thus the world was blessed with the first mass production Ute

    • Doom Guy
      Doom Guy 9 days ago

      Wrong. he wrote to ford. Ford made the first ute, not holden.

  • Elias Carpano
    Elias Carpano 11 days ago

    The holden vl and co group A we're not made by HSV it was HDT in partnership with Peter brock learn your holden history

  • Kers1
    Kers1 11 days ago +3

    I have a feeling half the comments are going to be Aussie ford fan boys saying do a ford Aus vid next. (I like both btw)

  • Aaron Jones
    Aaron Jones 11 days ago

    1, you forgot the HSV GTSR W1 sedan and ute.
    2, you didn't cover the GTS lineage and
    4, It's called a Walkinshaw!!!

  • Yusuf :/
    Yusuf :/ 11 days ago

    That opening reference tho..

  • Chris Nicholas
    Chris Nicholas 11 days ago


  • Ben Surgeoner
    Ben Surgeoner 11 days ago

    No aissie drinks coopers

  • praxis. ash
    praxis. ash 11 days ago +1

    Yeah G’day. Crickey!...that’s exactly how it happened! Bonza mate!
    No seriously, that was pretty much how it happened.

  • sixstringedthing
    sixstringedthing 12 days ago

    *AUSSIE CARS - Everything You Really Need To Know*
    Holden Commodore: Bogan car
    Holden Commodore Ute: Bogan tradie/farmer car
    HSV: Cashed-up bogan car
    HSV Ute: Cashed-up bogan tradie/farmer car (1 demerit point left before license suspension)
    HSV Senator: Cashed-up bogan car with delusions of grandeur
    Ford Falcon: Bogan Taxi (extra bogan points for factory LPG)
    Ford Falcon Ute: Bogan Taxi used mainly for circle work
    Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo: Bogan Taxi with extra psssht
    FPV GT: Cashed-up bogan Taxi
    FPV Pursuit/Super Pursuit: Cashed-up bogan Taxi with bald rear tyres

  • FreeFighter
    FreeFighter 12 days ago +2

    Now you need to do Australian Fords to even it out.

  • Mike C
    Mike C 12 days ago

    I can't stop watching 12:29 - 12:35 GOLD!

  • John McRae
    John McRae 12 days ago +3

    F^cken ripper Holden history mate. You were so enthusiastic and you got so many facts right that we are making you an honorary Australian Bogan.

  • fireflowbabyg
    fireflowbabyg 12 days ago

    Hsv maloooooo!!!!!

  • PoopyMcBunns PoopyMcMuffins

    Was that Big Chungus when you said rocket bunny kit

  • Damon Haughton
    Damon Haughton 12 days ago +2

    Duuude killed it, Did the Holden brand justice. Love your videos.
    OI OI OI

  • Brady Meyers
    Brady Meyers 12 days ago +12

    W I L K E N S H A W

    Close, but it's actually Walkinshaw.

  • Ali YAri
    Ali YAri 12 days ago

    ford barra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TX Boi
    TX Boi 12 days ago

    Scooter + Bee = Scooby lol

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  • Ibrahim Glibanovic
    Ibrahim Glibanovic 12 days ago

    Shrimp on the barbie.it’s fucking prawns mate lmao 😂

  • Christian Ompad
    Christian Ompad 12 days ago

    Sore wa ii desu.

  • Rob Ryan
    Rob Ryan 12 days ago

    Do the ford falcon. Way more interesting history