At the zenith of GMH production in Australia, there were assembly plants in the capital cities of Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Steel for the manufacture of our Toranas and indeed other Holden models could have come from BHP in Newcastle, Port Kembla or Whyalla.
Today, only the Elizabeth Holden plant remains and steel is now only made in small quantities at the BHP Port Kembla works.
And of course, Elizabeth is to close its doors in the coming weeks. It follows the demise of Mitsubishi, Ford and Toyota in this country (makes you wonder what will be left to manufacture in this country?). VALE the Australian motoring industry.
So it might well be a prudent time to remember and reflect, especially in terms of our beloved Holden.
Are we then able to upload pictures of Holden plants, the assembly lines, the staff, Holden models being assembled etc etc. Of course, pictures of Toranas being made, even better.
A final pictorial reflection perhaps?
We will remember them.