HOLDEN - Everything You Need to Know | Up to Speed

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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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  • Donut Media
    Donut Media  29 days ago +1416

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

    • Bo Malo
      Bo Malo 16 days ago +1

      I would actually love a maloo in the states lol

    • Danny Zeigler
      Danny Zeigler 17 days ago

      Tell James to do up to speed on John Lingenfelter

    • Carlos Wirihana
      Carlos Wirihana 18 days ago

      My VF Commodore and its NOT the shit v6 😂

    • Luke Salamacha
      Luke Salamacha 18 days ago

      the good ol' GTR XU1

    • tj323i
      tj323i 20 days ago

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

  • Glenn Corey
    Glenn Corey 2 hours ago


  • Caleb Webb
    Caleb Webb 2 hours ago

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

  • Rob Vegas
    Rob Vegas 6 hours 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 7 hours ago

    my mum used to own a VX commodore

  • Leandro Escobar
    Leandro Escobar 10 hours 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 11 hours ago

    Missing the HDT & Peter Brock History.

  • Mista Scott
    Mista Scott 14 hours 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 16 hours 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 23 hours 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 Day ago

    VL Turbo is the best

  • Fuzaneko
    Fuzaneko Day ago

    Dat spoiler tho!

  • thefreakgamer1080p

    Loved the video LMAO

  • Plymco USA
    Plymco USA Day 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 Day 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 Day ago

    what about HDT?

  • KilljoyGatecrash

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

  • Luke McMahon
    Luke McMahon Day ago

    How did he miss the hsv w1

  • Goofball Gaming
    Goofball Gaming 2 days ago

    HDT Group A in Bathurst

  • Road Royalty
    Road Royalty 2 days ago

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

  • Mushypeas DMc
    Mushypeas DMc 2 days ago

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

    LOOK IM BURNIN CUZ 2 days ago +3

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

  • Ryan Stark
    Ryan Stark 2 days ago

    Americans are so fucking annoying

  • Henry Hall
    Henry Hall 2 days ago

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

  • freels michael
    freels michael 2 days ago

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

  • Jallen
    Jallen 2 days ago

    The One With The Skyline Engine

  • Jallen
    Jallen 2 days ago


  • Willdrknght
    Willdrknght 3 days ago

    Now for FORD Australia my friend !

  • beyondthelol
    beyondthelol 3 days ago

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

  • Andrew B
    Andrew B 3 days ago

    U forgot the caprice ppv which is also a commodore

  • Chris P
    Chris P 3 days ago

    Am I the only one thinking James is looking rough?

  • Dave Parsons
    Dave Parsons 3 days ago

    I love these videos. Best car channel on RUclip

  • laolvle
    laolvle 3 days ago

    Unsubscribe....don't need a commercial

  • Holden Rodriguez
    Holden Rodriguez 3 days ago

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

    ROBLOX RULES 3 days ago

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

  • Evan Cashman
    Evan Cashman 4 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 4 days ago

    Vegimite sandwich,nice reference

  • d Barn
    d Barn 4 days ago

    Holdens...literally built for skids

  • joe5vee
    joe5vee 4 days ago

    why are you acting like such a dumb ass.

  • Almost Serious
    Almost Serious 4 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 5 days ago

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

  • luqee watt
    luqee watt 5 days ago

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

  • lvluzify
    lvluzify 6 days ago

    ruclip.com/video/syxYX6OmxCM/video.html and that

  • lvluzify
    lvluzify 6 days ago

    ruclip.com/video/R_DhCAwvbnQ/video.html try that in detroit

  • Original PvP
    Original PvP 6 days ago

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

  • Golden Retriever
    Golden Retriever 6 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 6 days ago

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

  • HooN Control92
    HooN Control92 6 days ago

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

  • yeetang swift
    yeetang swift 6 days ago

    Stop talking bout holden imma nut

  • jeff king
    jeff king 6 days ago

    Awww.....the sin bins 😎

  • Jonathan Simões
    Jonathan Simões 6 days ago

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

  • splatterbashpop
    splatterbashpop 6 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 5 days ago

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

  • Elias Carpano
    Elias Carpano 7 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 7 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 7 days ago

    1, you forgot the HSV GTSR W1 sedan and ute.
    2, you didn't cover the GTS lineage and

  • Yusuf :/
    Yusuf :/ 7 days ago

    That opening reference tho..

  • Chris Nicholas
    Chris Nicholas 7 days ago


  • Ben Surgeoner
    Ben Surgeoner 7 days ago

    No aissie drinks coopers

  • praxis. ash
    praxis. ash 7 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 7 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 7 days ago +2

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

  • Mike C
    Mike C 7 days ago

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

  • John McRae
    John McRae 7 days ago +1

    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 7 days ago

    Hsv maloooooo!!!!!

  • PoopyMcBunns PoopyMcMuffins

    Was that Big Chungus when you said rocket bunny kit

  • Damon Haughton
    Damon Haughton 7 days ago +2

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

  • Brady Meyers
    Brady Meyers 7 days ago +9

    W I L K E N S H A W

    Close, but it's actually Walkinshaw.

  • Ali YAri
    Ali YAri 7 days ago

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

  • TX Boi
    TX Boi 7 days ago

    Scooter + Bee = Scooby lol

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  • Ibrahim Glibanovic
    Ibrahim Glibanovic 8 days ago

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

  • Christian Ompad
    Christian Ompad 8 days ago

    Sore wa ii desu.

  • Rob Ryan
    Rob Ryan 8 days ago

    Do the ford falcon. Way more interesting history

  • Shagganater
    Shagganater 8 days ago

    that "Aussi" intro bit was so bad. lol

  • Riley Morrow
    Riley Morrow 8 days ago


  • Andrew Laughlin
    Andrew Laughlin 8 days ago

    Who cares about a heavy shitbox with a common af motor thats not even Australian made nor designed, needs to be a video about Falcons. The whole car in and out is Aus, unlike holden.

  • Jze
    Jze 8 days ago

    my VE SV6 ute has been very happy for nearly a month because of this vid

  • Christian Poirier
    Christian Poirier 8 days ago


  • Rhyso
    Rhyso 9 days ago

    You could do a whole other video on the bogan community and Holden. If you want real Aussie culture look no further.

  • street guru
    street guru 9 days ago

    Its pronounced Mon - R - 0. And yes we Pronounce Camaro wrong hahaha

  • street guru
    street guru 9 days ago

    Many mistakes. Bathurst was never 500ks it was 500 miles until the end of 1972 then it became 1000ks. The A9X Torana was a Holden 308 CID making 400BHP in race trim with a super T10 and ten bolt Holden diff it totally dominated touring car racing through out 78 and 79. winning Bathurst 78 by 1 lap then winning Bathurst 79 by 6 laps or 37 ks starting from poll leading every single lap of the race with Peter Brock setting the fastest lap time on the last lap and incase your wondering our races here are a standing start not rolling start. Its Walkinshaw not Wilkenshaw. The VL did get the Nissan 6 but it also got the Holden 308 redeveloped for unleaded fuel. As for the 3rd gen Commodore / Monaro the sketch was based on the VT not VX and that's what the concept car was but by the time they put it in to production the VT was replaced by the VX

  • Blahblahblah Blah
    Blahblahblah Blah 9 days ago +6

    Jesus, I feel like Im getting ADHD from listening to this guy. MONARO *MONAIROE*

  • Jackandmel
    Jackandmel 9 days ago +1

    Finally a non Australian who pronounces Bathurst properly

  • Conor Quin
    Conor Quin 9 days ago +5

    Australians love Kangaroos it's New Zealanders that love Sheep 😂 and it's Tom Walkinshaw not Wilkenshaw

  • Todd Matthews
    Todd Matthews 9 days ago

    For the record. Us kiwis made pavlova 😉

  • Phuoc Biach
    Phuoc Biach 9 days ago +1

    what about the Holden VF HSV GTS R?

  • Samba
    Samba 9 days ago

    Brisbane outfit not British lol And no Australian would even buy one now, very sad state of affairs in that dept

  • Tomo Rainns
    Tomo Rainns 9 days ago

    Gts r* producing 700hp is actually the most powerful Australian production car

  • PnTNecrosis
    PnTNecrosis 9 days ago

    Holy shit. Did he actually shower for this episode? Crazy!

  • leonardo amezcua
    leonardo amezcua 9 days ago

    Hey Mopar Australia

  • Dynamix
    Dynamix 9 days ago

    Holden on for dear life

  • blazing rose55
    blazing rose55 9 days ago

    Missed quite a few commodores

  • Pedro Souza
    Pedro Souza 10 days ago +1

    Do an Everything you need to know to be up to speed l CHAPARRAL 2J, the banned fan car s2
    Cmon guys! thanks ;)

  • Zuxs
    Zuxs 10 days ago +1

    R.I.P Aussie legend Peter Brock. 😪😪

      RED SPEAR 5 days ago

      Zuxs please use this😢

  • ian Thompson
    ian Thompson 10 days ago

    Does Holden have buff horses tho?

  • Banjo W
    Banjo W 10 days ago +2

    Im sorry but kiwis love sheep not aussies

  • James Kirkham
    James Kirkham 10 days ago

    Peter Brock is from New Zealand!

  • Alfaphantom
    Alfaphantom 10 days ago

    yo james, do proton from Malaysia!

  • The Royal Crowned Tiger

    I love Holdens, especially the HSV models.