HOLDEN - Everything You Need to Know | Up to Speed

Publicerades den 21 mar 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!
Hosted by James Pumphrey
Edited by Alex Rodriguez
Animation by Raghav Arumugam
Written by Nolan Sykes
Directed by Colby Mann
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  • Alright you Aussies, which Holden is your favorite? Yanks, which Holden do you wish came to the US?

    • I would actually love a maloo in the states lol

    • Tell James to do up to speed on John Lingenfelter

    • My VF Commodore and its NOT the shit v6 😂

    • the good ol' GTR XU1

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

  • Proton next?

  • شهرام

  • 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.

  • Kukaburra Americans kukaberrie


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

  • No mention on the hsv GTSR made more power than GTS

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

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

  • We needed the maloo in the states lol

  • The camaro in the background 😍😍😍

  • 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!

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

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

  • 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.

  • Loved the energy. Accurate enough to be informative.


  • 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.



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

  • 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

  • my mum used to own a VX commodore

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

  • Missing the HDT & Peter Brock History.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • VL Turbo is the best

  • Dat spoiler tho!

  • Loved the video LMAO

  • 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

  • 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)

  • what about HDT?

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

  • How did he miss the hsv w1

  • HDT Group A in Bathurst

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

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

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

  • Americans are so fucking annoying

  • #limpbizkit

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

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

  • The One With The Skyline Engine

  • :D

  • Now for FORD Australia my friend !

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

  • U forgot the caprice ppv which is also a commodore

  • Am I the only one thinking James is looking rough?

  • I love these videos. Best car channel on SE-tv

  • Unsubscribe....don't need a commercial

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

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

  • 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

  • Vegimite sandwich,nice reference

  • Holdens...literally built for skids

  • why are you acting like such a dumb ass.

  • 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...

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

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

  • se-tv.com/tv/video-syxYX6OmxCM.html and that

  • se-tv.com/tv/video-R_DhCAwvbnQ.html try that in detroit

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

  • I wish Holden was available in the states And before you say WELL IT WAS AS A CHEVY SS OR PONTIAC GTO 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

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

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

  • Stop talking bout holden imma nut

  • Awww.....the sin bins 😎

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 1, you forgot the HSV GTSR W1 sedan and ute. 2, you didn't cover the GTS lineage and 3, THEY'RE CALLED PRAWNS!!!! Also 4, It's called a Walkinshaw!!!

  • That opening reference tho..

  • Walkinshaw..

  • No aissie drinks coopers

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

  • *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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Hsv maloooooo!!!!!

  • Was that Big Chungus when you said rocket bunny kit

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

  • W I L K E N S H A W Close, but it's actually Walkinshaw.

  • ford barra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Scooter + Bee = Scooby lol

  • Holden=Pure... POWEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRR *💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥*

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

  • Sore wa ii desu.

  • Do the ford falcon. Way more interesting history

  • that "Aussi" intro bit was so bad. lol


  • 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.

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

  • METALLICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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