The Passion for Holden: A celebration of the classic Australian marque in 48 cars, by Joel Wakely
© 2017, published by Woodslane Press
ISBN 9781925403565 (Hardcover)

Author Joel Wakely has worked with, owned and raced some of the most significant models produced by Holden. He practically bleeds the Holden red; there are few who could showcase his level of passion.

To commemorate the manufacturing of Holden’s very last Australian-built cars in 2017, Wakely has collected a wealth of stories about the most significant models produced since 1948.

Wakely looks back to key moments in the company’s history: its early years as a saddlery in the mid-1800s; the company’s shift to body-building in the early 1900s; the production of the first all-Australian built cars; the company’s sale to General Motors and subsequent manufacturing shutdown in Australia.

Celebrating 69 years of manufacturing all-Australian vehicles, Wakely gathers contributions from dozens of Holden enthusiasts from around the country who are the proud owners of the most significant models produced by the brand.

Complemented with hundreds of photographs, many of which have never been published before, this is a tribute to Holden like no other. It’s undoubtedly a worthwhile addition to the bookshelves of car buffs and Holden devotees alike.

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