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Acacia Ridge is a suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia.
Alexander Dodson Rhea (10 May 1919 – 1 September 2000) was a U.S. born industrialist who occupied a series of senior roles with General Motors in the decades following World War II.
An all-wheel drive vehicle (AWD vehicle) is one with a powertrain capable of providing power to all its wheels, whether full-time or on-demand.
Allen & Unwin is an Australian independent publishing company, established in Australia in 1976 as a subsidiary of the British firm George Allen & Unwin Ltd., which was founded by Sir Stanley Unwin in August 1914 and went on to become one of the leading publishers of the twentieth century.
An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a safety anti-skid braking system used on aircraft and on land vehicles, such as cars, motorcycles, trucks and buses.
The Austin Motor Company Limited was a British manufacturer of motor vehicles, founded in 1905 by Herbert Austin.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is an independent authority of the Australian government.
The Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB or AuDB) is a national co-operative enterprise founded and maintained by the Australian National University (ANU) to produce authoritative biographical articles on eminent people in Australia's history.
The Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) was an annual auto show held in Australia, alternating between the cities of Sydney and Melbourne.
The Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC) is a touring car racing award held in Australia since 1960.
Auto racing (also known as car racing, motor racing, or automobile racing) is a motorsport involving the racing of automobiles for competition.
An auto show, also known as a motor show or car show, is a public exhibition of current automobile models, debuts, concept cars, or out-of-production classics.
Autocar is a weekly British automobile magazine published by Haymarket Motoring Publications Ltd.
An automatic transmission, also called auto, self-shifting transmission, n-speed automatic (where n is its number of forward gear ratios), or AT, is a type of motor vehicle transmission that can automatically change gear ratios as the vehicle moves, freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually.
Automobile handling and vehicle handling are descriptions of the way a wheeled vehicle responds and reacts to the inputs of a driver, as well as how it moves along a track or road.
As of 2013 there were a wide variety of propulsion systems available or potentially available for automobiles and other vehicles.
The automotive industry is a wide range of companies and organizations involved in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, and selling of motor vehicles, some of them are called automakers.
The Baillieu Ministry was the 67th ministry of the Government of Victoria.
Ballarat is a city located on the Yarrowee River in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia.
The Bathurst 1000 (currently branded as the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 for sponsorship reasons) is a touring car race held annually on the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia.
Bedford Vehicles, usually shortened to just Bedford, was a brand of vehicle produced by Vauxhall Motors, which was ultimately owned by General Motors (GM).
Birkenhead is a north-western suburb of Adelaide 14 km from the CBD, on the Lefevre Peninsula, in the state of South Australia, Australia, and lies within the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.
Blakehurst is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 18 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Georges River Council.
Brad Jones Racing is an Australian motor racing team owned by brothers Kim and Brad Jones based in Albury.
Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace (Negara Brunei Darussalam, Jawi), is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia.
Buick, formally the Buick Motor Division, is an upscale automobile brand of the American manufacturer General Motors (GM).
The Buick V6, popularly referred to as the 3800 and initially marketed as Fireball at its introduction in 1962, was a large V6 engine used by General Motors.
The Button car plan, also known as the Button plan was the informal name given to the Motor Industry Development Plan, an Australian federal (Labor) government initiative intended to rationalise the Australian motor vehicle industry and transition it to lower levels of protection.
Canberra is the capital city of Australia.
A car (or automobile) is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transportation.
Car Australia was an Australian automotive magazine published monthly until 1994.
Governments and private organizations have developed car classification schemes that are used for innumerable purposes including regulation, description and categorization, among others.
A car platform is a shared set of common design, engineering, and production efforts, as well as major components over a number of outwardly distinct models and even types of cars, often from different, but related marques.
The tailfin era of automobile styling encompassed the 1950s and 1960s, peaking between 1955 and 1961.
The chairman (also chairperson, chairwoman or chair) is the highest officer of an organized group such as a board, a committee, or a deliberative assembly.
Charlie Schwerkolt Racing (also known as CS Racing or Team 18, and commercially as Preston Hire Racing) is an Australian motor racing team that currently competes in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
A chassis (plural chassis) is the internal framework of an artificial object, which supports the object in its construction and use.
A chassis cab or cab chassis is a body style, and type of vehicle construction, often found in medium duty truck commercial vehicles.
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England.
Chevrolet, colloquially referred to as Chevy and formally the Chevrolet Division of General Motors Company, is an American automobile division of the American manufacturer General Motors (GM).
The Chevrolet Aveo (T200) is the first generation of the Chevrolet Aveo, a subcompact automobile manufactured since 2002 by Daewoo — originally marketed as the Daewoo Kalos and prominently marketed as the Aveo.
The Chevrolet Caprice is a full-sized automobile produced by Chevrolet in North America for the 1965 to 1996 model years.
The Chevrolet Captiva is a compact crossover SUV that was developed by the South Korean manufacturer Daewoo, and has been sold by Chevrolet since 2006.
The Chevrolet Cruze is a compact car that has been made by the Chevrolet division of General Motors since 2008.
The Chevrolet Lumina is a name used on many vehicles produced by Chevrolet.
The Chevrolet Omega is an executive car sold by Chevrolet for the Brazilian market.
The Chevrolet Suburban is a full-size suv from Chevrolet.
Chief executive officer (CEO) is the position of the most senior corporate officer, executive, administrator, or other leader in charge of managing an organization especially an independent legal entity such as a company or nonprofit institution.
Christopher P.M. "Chris" Gubbey (born 11 May 1956 in Gosport, Hampshire, England) is an auto executive, who currently works for General Motors.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC (commonly known as Chrysler) is the American subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., an Italian-American automobile manufacturer registered in the Netherlands with headquarters in London, U.K., for tax purposes.
The Chrysler Valiant was a full-size car which was sold by Chrysler Australia between 1962 and 1981.
The City of Burnside is a local government area in the South Australian city of Adelaide stretching from the Adelaide Parklands into the Adelaide foothills with an area of.
A compact car (North America), or small family car in British acceptation, is a classification of cars that are larger than a subcompact car but smaller than a mid-size car, roughly equivalent to the C-segment in Europe.
A concept car (also known for as concept vehicle, show vehicle or prototype) is a car made to showcase new styling and/or new technology.
Cottesloe is a western suburb of Perth, Western Australia, within the Town of Cottesloe.
A coupé — also known as coupe — is a car with a fixed-roof body style usually with two doors, however some four-door cars have been marketed as four door coupés or quad coupés due to their coupé-like roofline at the rear.
In the 1930s, the term coupe utility (or coupé utility) was used to distinguish passenger-car based two-door vehicles with an integrated cargo tray from traditional pickup trucks.
A crossover or crossover utility vehicle (CUV) is a vehicle built on a unibody car platform combining in highly variable degrees features of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) with those of a passenger vehicle, especially a station wagon or hatchback.
Crows Nest is a suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
The Daewoo Lacetti is a compact car produced by the South Korean manufacturer Daewoo since 2002.
The Daewoo Tosca is a mid-size car designed by Daewoo in South Korea and marketed by Chevrolet as the Chevrolet Epica and Chevrolet Tosca, while Holden marketed it as the Holden Epica.
Dandenong is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, approximately 30 km south-east from the Melbourne CBD.
Dennis M. "Denny" Mooney (born 1956 in the United States) is a former General Motors (GM) executive.
DeSoto (sometimes De Soto) is an American automobile marque that was manufactured and marketed by the DeSoto Division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1928 to the 1961 model year.
The diesel engine (also known as a compression-ignition or CI engine), named after Rudolf Diesel, is an internal combustion engine in which ignition of the fuel which is injected into the combustion chamber is caused by the elevated temperature of the air in the cylinder due to mechanical compression (adiabatic compression).
In computing, DOC or doc (an abbreviation of "document") is a filename extension for word processing documents, most commonly in the proprietary Microsoft Word Binary File Format.
Dodge is an American brand of automobile manufactured by Fiat Chrysler (formerly known as Chrysler Group LLC), based in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
In economics, a duty is a kind of tax levied by a state.
The economy of Australia is one of the largest mixed-market economies in the world, with a GDP of A$1.69 trillion as of 2017.
Edward Elgar Publishing is a global publisher of academic books, journals and online resources in the social sciences and law.
Sir Edward Wheewall Holden (14 August 1885 – 17 June 1947) was an Australian industrialist who took his family carriage and saddlery business, Holden & Frost, into a partnership with General Motors to create Australia's first automobile manufacturer, General Motors-Holden's Ltd.
Elizabeth is an outer northern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia.
Emission standards are the legal requirements governing air pollutants released into the atmosphere.
The Australian environment ranges from virtually pristine Antarctic territory and rainforests to degraded industrial areas of major cities.
Erebus Motorsport, formerly known as Erebus Racing, is an Australian motor racing team.
In finance, an exchange rate is the rate at which one currency will be exchanged for another.
The Federation of Malaya (Persekutuan Tanah Melayu; Jawi: ڤرسكوتوان تانه ملايو) was a federation of 11 states (nine Malay states and two of the British Straits Settlements, Penang and Malacca)See: Cabinet Memorandum by the Secretary of State for the Colonies.
Felix Heinrich Wankel (13 August 1902 – 9 October 1988) was a German mechanical engineer and inventor after whom the Wankel engine was named.
A field gun is a field artillery piece.
Fiji (Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी), officially the Republic of Fiji (Matanitu Tugalala o Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी गणराज्य), is an island country in Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean about northeast of New Zealand's North Island.
The financial crisis of 2007–2008, also known as the global financial crisis and the 2008 financial crisis, is considered by many economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Fishermans Bend (formerly Fishermen's Bend) is a precinct within the City of Port Phillip and the City of Melbourne.
Fleet vehicles are groups of motor vehicles owned or leased by a business, government agency or other organization rather than by an individual or family.
The Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited, known by its trading name Ford Australia, is the Australian subsidiary of United States-based automaker Ford Motor Company.
The Ford Falcon was a full-sized car manufactured by Ford Australia from 1960 to 2016.
Ford Motor Company (commonly referred to simply as "Ford") is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.
Frenchs Forest is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
Gale is an educational publishing company based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, in the western suburbs of Detroit.
Gasoline (American English), or petrol (British English), is a transparent, petroleum-derived liquid that is used primarily as a fuel in spark-ignited internal combustion engines.
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia.Geelong is south-west of the state capital, Melbourne.
General Motors Company, commonly referred to as General Motors (GM), is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services.
The 2009 General Motors Chapter 11 sale of the assets of automobile manufacturer General Motors and some of its subsidiaries was implemented through Chapter 11, Title 11, United States Code in the United States bankruptcy court for the Southern District of New York.
The Gillard Government was the Government of Australia led by the 27th Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, of the Australian Labor Party.
Gladstone Park is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 15 km north-west from Melbourne's central business district.
The Family II is a straight-4 piston engine that was originally developed by Opel in the 1970s, debuting in 1979.
The 3600 LY7 (and derivative LP1) is a member of General Motors's new High Feature (or HFV6) engine family of modern DOHC V6s.
The General Motors J platform, or J-body, is an automobile platform that was used by General Motors from 1981 to 2005.
GM Korea CompanyFormerly GM Daewoo Auto & Technology. (한국지엠주식회사,Also spelled as 한국GM주식회사.) is South Korea's third largest automobile manufacturer and a subsidiary of General Motors.
The General Motors T-car was a platform designation for a worldwide series of rear-wheel drive, unibody subcompact cars.
Zeta was the original name for General Motors' full-size rear-wheel drive automobile platform developed by GM's Australian subsidiary company Holden and was most recently referred to as the "Global RWD Architecture".
The Government of the Commonwealth of Australia (also referred to as the Australian Government, the Commonwealth Government, or the Federal Government) is the government of the Commonwealth of Australia, a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy.
The Government of Queensland, also referred to as the Queensland Government, is the Australian state democratic administrative authority of Queensland.
The Government of Victoria is the executive administrative authority of the Australian state of Victoria.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.
A grille or grill (French word from Latin craticula, small grill) is an opening of several slits side by side in a wall or metal sheet or other barrier, usually to let air or water enter and/or leave but keep larger objects including animals in or out.
Guido Dumarey (born in 1959) is a Belgian serial entrepreneur, specialized in (automotive) high tech turnarounds.
Henry Adolph Frost (26 June 1844 – 21 July 1909) was a German-born saddler and businessman known for his association with the company which eventually produced the Holden automobile.
Henry James Holden (18 July 1859 – 6 March 1926), commonly known as "H.
Hamlyn is a UK publishing company founded by Paul Hamlyn in 1950 with an initial investment of £350.
The Herald Sun is a morning newspaper based in Melbourne, Australia published by The Herald and Weekly Times, a subsidiary of News Corp Australia, itself a subsidiary of News Corp. The Herald Sun primarily serves Victoria and shares many articles with other News Corporation daily newspapers, especially those from Australia. It is also available for purchase in Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and border regions of South Australia and southern New South Wales such as the Riverina and NSW South Coast, and is available digitally through its website and apps. In March 2009, the paper had a daily circulation of 530,000 from Monday to Friday.
Hillman is a British automobile marque created by the Hillman Motor Car Company, founded in 1907.
The Hillman Minx was a mid-sized family car that British car maker Hillman produced from 1931 to 1970.
is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu - the largest island of Japan.
The Holden 48-215 is a mid-size sedan which was produced by the Australian automaker Holden between November 1948 and October 1953.
The Holden Apollo is a compact and later mid-size car that was distributed from 1989 to 1997 in Australia by Holden.
The Holden Astra is a compact car marketed by Holden in Australia.
The Holden Barina is a subcompact automobile sold since 1985 by Holden in Australasia.
The Holden Brougham is a large, luxury automobile that was produced by Holden in Australia between July 1968 and 1971.
The Holden Camira is a mid-size car which was produced by Holden between 1982 and 1989.
The Holden Caprice is a full-sized car which was produced by Holden in Australia from 1990 to October 2017.
The WM and WN series Holden Caprice (also marketed as the Holden Statesman) are a line of full-size/executive cars produced by the Australian manufacturer Holden from September 2006 to October 2017, sold primarily in Australia and New Zealand.
The Holden Commodore is a medium to large sedan sold by Holden since 1978.
The Holden Commodore (VB) is a mid-size car that was produced by the Australian manufacturer Holden, from 1978 to 1980.
The Holden Commodore (VE) is an executive car that was produced by the Australian manufacturer Holden from 2006 to 2013.
The Holden Commodore (VF) is an executive car that has been produced by Holden between June 2013 and October 2017.
The Holden Commodore (VH) is a mid-size car that was produced by the Australian manufacturer Holden from 1981 to 1984.
The Holden Commodore (VK) is a mid-size car that was produced by the Australian manufacturer Holden from 1984 to 1986.
The Holden Commodore (VL) is a mid-size car that was produced by the Australian manufacturer Holden from 1986 to 1988.
The Holden Commodore (VN) is a full-size car that was produced by the Australian manufacturer Holden from 1988 to 1991.
The Holden Commodore (VR) is an executive car which was produced by the Australian manufacturer Holden from 1993 to 1995.
The Holden Commodore (VT) is an executive car that was produced by the Australian manufacturer Holden from 1997 to 2000.
The Holden Commodore (VY) is an executive car that was produced by the Australian manufacturer Holden from 2002 to 2004.
The Holden Commodore (VZ) is a full size car that was produced by the Australian manufacturer Holden from 2004 to 2006 as a sedan, and to 2007 as a wagon and Ute sold alongside the new VE series.
The Holden Dealer Team (HDT) was Holden's semi-official racing team from 1969 until 1986, primarily contesting Australian Touring Car events but also rallying, rallycross and sports sedans during the 1970s.
The Holden Efijy is an Australian concept car made by Holden and inspired by the Australian-built 1953 Holden FJ.
The Holden EH was an automobile produced by General Motors-Holden in Australia from 1963 to 1965.
The Holden EJ is a motor vehicle which was produced by General Motors-Holden's in Australia from 1962 to 1963.
The Holden EK series is a motor vehicle that was produced by Holden in Australia from 1961 to 1962.
The Holden FB is an automobile that was produced by Holden in Australia from 1960 to 1961.
The Holden FC series is an automobile which was produced by Holden in Australia from 1958 to 1960.
The Holden FE is an automobile which was produced by Holden in Australia from 1956 to 1958.
The Holden FJ series is a range of motor vehicles which was produced in Australia by Holden from 1953 to 1957.
The Holden Gemini is a compact car which was produced by Holden and sold in Australasia from 1975 to 1986.
The Holden HD series is a range of automobiles which were produced by Holden in Australia from 1965 to 1966.
The Holden HJ is a series of automobiles which were produced by Holden in Australia from 1974 to 1976.
The Holden HK series is an automobile which was produced by Holden in Australia from 1968 to 1969.
The Holden HQ series is a range of automobiles that was produced by Holden in Australia from 1971 to 1974.
The Holden HR is an automobile that was produced by Holden in Australia from 1966 to 1968.
The Holden HT series is a range of automobiles which was produced by Holden in Australia between 1969 and 1970.
The Holden HX is a range of automobiles which was produced by Holden in Australia from 1976 to 1977.
Holden HZ is a full-sized automobile which was produced in Australia between October 1977 and April 1980 by Holden in a variety of equipment levels and in several different body styles.
The Holden Kingswood is at the 'everymans' level of the full-size car range that was manufactured in Australia by Holden, from the beginning of the HK series in 1968 through to the conclusion of the WB series in 1984.
The Holden Monaro is a rear wheel drive coupé that was produced by Holden between 1968 and 1977 and between 2001 and 2005.
Holden New Zealand Limited, named until 1994 General Motors New Zealand Limited, is a subsidiary of General Motors of Detroit and distributes General Motors' motor vehicles, engines, components and parts in New Zealand.
The Holden Nova is a compact car that was produced by the Holden-Toyota alliance, known as United Australian Automobile Industries (UAAI) in Australia between August 1989 and 1996.
The Holden Premier is an automobile that was produced by Holden for Australasia between 1962 and 1980.
The Holden Rodeo is a utility vehicle (pickup truck) that was sold in Australasia (Australia and New Zealand) by Holden.
The Holden Special is a mid-size car that was manufactured by Holden for Australasia.
Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) is the officially designated performance vehicle partner of Australian marque, Holden.
The Holden straight-six motor is a series of straight-six engine that were produced by General Motors–Holden's in Australia between 1948 and 1986.
The Holden Torana is a mid-sized car manufactured by Holden from 1967 to 1980.
The Holden V8 engine is an overhead valve (OHV) V8 engine that was produced by the Australian General Motors subsidiary, Holden between 1969 and 2000.
The Holden WB series is an automobile which was produced by Holden in Australia from 1980 to 1984.
Hornsby is a suburb on the Upper North Shore of Sydney in the Australian state of New South Wales north-west of the Sydney central business district.
The HSV Dealer Team, previously known as the K-Mart Racing Team, was an Australian V8 Supercar team.
A hubcap, wheel cover or wheel trim is a decorative disk on an automobile wheel that covers at least a central portion of the wheel, called the hub.
Humber Limited was a British manufacturer of bicycles, motorcycles and motor vehicles incorporated and listed on the stock exchange in 1887.
Hupmobile was an automobile built from 1909 through 1939 by the Hupp Motor Car Company.
Hurstville is a suburb in southern Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Hydramatic (also known as Hydra-Matic) is an automatic transmission developed by both General Motors' Cadillac and Oldsmobile divisions.
Ian McMahon Sinclair (born 10 June 1929) is a former Australian politician who served as leader of the National Party from 1984 to 1989.
Indonesia (or; Indonesian), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia), is a transcontinental unitary sovereign state located mainly in Southeast Asia, with some territories in Oceania.
The Isuzu D-Max is a pickup truck manufactured since 2002 by Isuzu Motors.
The Isuzu Gemini was a subcompact car (later a compact car) that was produced by the Japanese automaker Isuzu from 1974 to 2000.
, trading as Isuzu, is a Japanese commercial vehicle and diesel engine manufacturing company headquartered in Tokyo.
The Isuzu MU is a mid-size SUV that was produced by the Japan-based manufacturer Isuzu.
The Isuzu Piazza is a small, sporty 3-door liftback coupé which was manufactured by Isuzu from 1981 to 1992 in two generations.
The Isuzu Rodeo is an automotive nameplate that was used by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Isuzu between 1988 and 2004.
The Isuzu Bighorn is a mid-size SUV that was produced by the Japanese automaker Isuzu between 1981 and 2002 and exported internationally as the Isuzu Trooper, Isuzu Trooper II, Caribe 442, Acura SLX, Chevrolet Trooper, Subaru Bighorn, SsangYong Korando Family, Honda Horizon, Opel Monterey, Vauxhall Monterey, Holden Jackaroo, Holden Monterey and HSV Jackaroo.
James Alexander Holden (1 April 1835 – 1 June 1887) was the businessman who founded the South Australian company which eventually produced the Holden automobile.
A jingle is a short song or tune used in advertising, podcasts and for other commercial uses.
Kent Town is an inner urban suburb of Adelaide, South Australia.
Kevin Michael Rudd (born 21 September 1957) is a former Australian politician who was the 26th Prime Minister of Australia, serving from December 2007 to June 2010 and again from June to September 2013.
Kim John Carr (born 2 July 1955) is an Australian politician who has been a Senator for Victoria since 1993, representing the Labor Party.
King William Street is the part of a major arterial road that traverses the CBD and centre of Adelaide (the capital of South Australia).
A knock-down kit is a kit containing the parts needed to assemble a product.
Lang Lang is a town in Victoria, Australia, 73 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shires of Bass Coast, Cardinia and South Gippsland local government areas.
Sir Laurence John Hartnett CBE (26 May 18984 April 1986) was an engineer who made several important contributions to the Australian automotive industry, and is often called 'The Father of the Holden'.
The terms right-hand traffic (RHT) and left-hand traffic (LHT) refer to the practice, in bidirectional traffic situations, to keep to the right side or to the left side of the road, respectively.
A light commercial vehicle is the official term used within the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, and occasionally in both Canada and Ireland (where Commercial Van is more commonly used), for a commercial carrier vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of no more than 3.5 metric tons (tonnes).
Holden is the Australian subsidiary of the automobile manufacturer General Motors (GM).
The LS based GM small-block engine is the primary V-8 used in General Motors' line of rear-wheel-drive cars and trucks.
Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta' Malta), is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.
Manufacturing in Australia peaked in the 1960s at 25% of the country's gross domestic product, and has since dropped below 10%.
Mark L. Reuss is the current Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain at General Motors.
Marrickville is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
, commonly referred to as simply Mazda, is a Japanese multinational automaker based in Fuchū, Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.
The Mazda Roadpacer AP (Absolute Performance) is a full-size sedan that was sold by Mazda in Japan between 1975 and 1977, although the last car was not sold until 1979.
Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
The Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board (MMTB) was a government-owned authority that was responsible for the tram network in Melbourne, Australia between 1919 and 1983, when it was merged into the Metropolitan Transit Authority.
Melbourne City Centre (also known colloquially as simply "The City" or "The CBD") is an area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) is the book publishing arm of the University of Melbourne.
A mid-size car (occasionally referred to as an intermediate) is the North American/Australian standard for an automobile with a size equal to or greater than that of a compact.
Middle Park is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 4 km south of Melbourne's Central Business District.
Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) is a fully owned subsidiary of parent company Mitsubishi Motors Corporation of Japan.
Monocoque, also structural skin, is a structural system where loads are supported through an object's external skin, similar to an egg shell.
Morris Motors Limited was a British privately owned motor vehicle manufacturing company formed in 1919 to take over the assets of William Morris's WRM Motors Limited and continue production of the same vehicles.
MOTOR is an Australian automobile magazine published monthly by Bauer Media Group and was started in 1954.
Mount Panorama Circuit is a motor racing track located in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.
The National Archives of Australia is an Australian Government agency that collects, preserves and encourages access to important Australian Government records.
The National Museum of Australia preserves and interprets Australia's social history, exploring the key issues, people and events that have shaped the nation.
New Caledonia (Nouvelle-Calédonie)Previously known officially as the "Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies" (Territoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances), then simply as the "Territory of New Caledonia" (French: Territoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie), the official French name is now only Nouvelle-Calédonie (Organic Law of 19 March 1999, article 222 IV — see). The French courts often continue to use the appellation Territoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie.
New Hebrides, officially the New Hebrides Condominium (Condominium des Nouvelles-Hébrides, "Condominium of the New Hebrides") and named for the Hebrides Scottish archipelago, was the colonial name for the island group in the South Pacific Ocean that is now Vanuatu.
New Holland Publishers is an English-based international publisher of non-fiction books, founded in 1955.
Newstead is a riverside suburb of the city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
, usually shortened to Nissan (or; Japanese), is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama.
The Nissan Pulsar is a subcompact and compact car produced by the Japanese automaker Nissan from 1978 until 2000, when it was replaced by the Nissan Bluebird Sylphy in the Japanese market.
North Borneo (usually known as British North Borneo, also known as the State of North Borneo) was a British protectorate located in the northern part of the island of Borneo.
North Melbourne is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 2 km north-west of Melbourne's Central Business District.
The Series 60 is a full-size car made by Oldsmobile from the 1939 through the 1948 model years.
Opel (Opel) is a German automobile manufacturer, subsidiary of French automaker Groupe PSA since August 2017.
The Opel Astra (Lat: Stars) is a compact car/small family car (C-segment in Europe) engineered and manufactured by the German automaker Opel since 1991.
The Opel Cascada (Spanish for "waterfall") is a Compact convertible engineered and manufactured by the German automaker Opel since April 2013.
The Opel Corsa is a supermini car engineered and produced by the German automobile manufacturer Opel since 1982.
The Opel Insignia is an mid size/large family car engineered and produced by the German car manufacturer Opel.
The Opel Kadett is a small family car produced by the German automobile manufacturer Opel from 1962 until 1991 (the Cabrio continued until 1993), when it was succeeded by Opel Astra.
The Opel Rekord was an executive car which was built in eight generations by the German car manufacturer Opel.
The Opel Senator is a full-size luxury car produced by the German automaker Opel, two generations of which were sold in Europe from 1978 until 1993.
The Opel Vectra is a large family car that was engineered and produced by the German automaker Opel.
Pagewood is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 8 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district.
Pakistan (پاکِستان), officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (اِسلامی جمہوریہ پاکِستان), is a country in South Asia.
A panel van (or panelvan) is a form of solid (rigid-bodied, non-articulated) van, smaller than a lorry or truck, without rear side windows.
Peter Hanenberger is a German-born automotive specialist who worked all 45 years of his professional career for General Motors (GM) and subsidiaries.
Petone (Māori: Pito-one) is a large suburb of Lower Hutt, in the Wellington Region of New Zealand's North Island.
The Philippines (Pilipinas or Filipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is a unitary sovereign and archipelagic country in Southeast Asia.
Pillars are the vertical or near vertical supports of a car's window area or greenhouse—designated respectively as the A, B, C or (in larger cars) D-pillar, moving from the front to rear, in profile view.
Pluto Press is a British independent book publisher based in London.
Pontiac is a now-defunct car brand that was owned, made, and sold by General Motors.
The Pontiac G8 is a rear-wheel drive sedan that was produced by Holden in Australia, and then exported to the United States, where it was sold by Pontiac.
The Pontiac GTO is an automobile that was built by American company Pontiac in generations from 1964 to 1974 model years, and by GM's subsidiary Holden in Australia from 2004 to 2006.
Port Melbourne is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 5 km south-west from Melbourne's Melbourne central business district.
The Powerglide is a two-speed automatic transmission designed by General Motors.
In a motor vehicle, the term powertrain or powerplant describes the main components that generate power and deliver it to the road surface, water, or air.
Human prehistory is the period between the use of the first stone tools 3.3 million years ago by hominins and the invention of writing systems.
The Prime Minister of Australia (sometimes informally abbreviated to PM) is the head of government of Australia.
A privately held company, private company, or close corporation is a business company owned either by non-governmental organizations or by a relatively small number of shareholders or company members which does not offer or trade its company stock (shares) to the general public on the stock market exchanges, but rather the company's stock is offered, owned and traded or exchanged privately.
The Productivity Commission is the Australian Government's principal review and advisory body on microeconomic policy, regulation and a range of other social and environmental issues.
Punchbowl is a suburb in the south-western Sydney region, 17 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
George Rayner Hoff (27 November 1894 – 19 November 1937) was a sculptor who worked in Australia.
Badge engineering, sometimes called rebadging, is the practice of applying a different badge or trademark (brand, logo or manufacturer's name/make/marque) to an existing product (e.g., an automobile) and subsequently marketing the variant as a distinct product.
The saddle is a supportive structure for a rider or other load, fastened to an animal's back by a girth.
A seat belt (also known as a seatbelt or safety belt) is a vehicle safety device designed to secure the occupant of a vehicle against harmful movement that may result during a collision or a sudden stop.
South Australia (abbreviated as SA) is a state in the southern central part of Australia.
Sport-utility (vehicle), SUV or sport-ute is an automotive classification, typically a kind of station wagon / estate car with off-road vehicle features like raised ground clearance and ruggedness, and available four-wheel drive.
The State Library of New South Wales, part of which is known as the Mitchell Library, is a large reference and research library open to the public.
Australia (officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia) is a federation of six states, together with ten federal territories.
Statesman was an automotive marque created in 1971 by Holden and sold in Australasia.
A station wagon, also called an estate car, estate wagon, or simply wagon or estate, is an automotive body-style variant of a sedan/saloon with its roof extended rearward over a shared passenger/cargo volume with access at the back via a third or fifth door (the liftgate or tailgate), instead of a trunk/boot lid.
The Sudan or Sudan (السودان as-Sūdān) also known as North Sudan since South Sudan's independence and officially the Republic of the Sudan (جمهورية السودان Jumhūriyyat as-Sūdān), is a country in Northeast Africa.
The Supercars Championship (known as the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship for sponsorship purposes) is a touring car racing category based in Australia and run as an International Series under Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) regulations.
is a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Minami-ku, Hamamatsu, that manufactures automobiles, four-wheel drive vehicles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), outboard marine engines, wheelchairs and a variety of other small internal combustion engines.
The Suzuki Carry is a kei truck produced by the Japanese automaker Suzuki.
The Suzuki Swift is a subcompact car produced by Suzuki.
The Sydney central business district (also Sydney CBD, and often referred to simply as "the Town" or "the City") is the main commercial centre of Sydney, the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia.
A tariff is a tax on imports or exports between sovereign states.
Tekno Autosports is an Australian motor racing team, established in the 1990s initially for the motor racing activities of Stephen Webb, and later his son Jonathon Webb.
Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a unitary state at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces.
The Age is a daily newspaper that has been published in Melbourne, Australia, since 1854.
The Australian is a broadsheet newspaper published in Australia from Monday to Saturday each week since 14 July 1964.
The Conversation is an independent, not-for-profit media outlet that uses content sourced from the academic and research community.
The Death of Holden: The End of an Australian Dream is a 2016 book by Royce Kurmelovs.
The New York Times International Edition is an English-language newspaper printed at 38 sites throughout the world and sold in more than 160 countries and territories.
The Sun-Herald is an Australian newspaper published in tabloid or compact format on Sundays in Sydney by Fairfax Media.
The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.
Tom Walkinshaw (14 August 1946 – 12 December 2010) was a British racing car driver and the founder of the racing team Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR).
A modern torpedo is a self-propelled weapon with an explosive warhead, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater towards a target, and designed to detonate either on contact with its target or in proximity to it.
, usually shortened to Toyota, is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan.
The Toyota Camry (Japanese: トヨタ・カムリ Toyota Kamuri) is an automobile sold internationally by the Japanese manufacturer Toyota since 1982, spanning multiple generations.
The Toyota Corolla is a line of subcompact and compact cars manufactured by Toyota.
TREMEC is a manufacturer of automobile transmissions and drivetrain components, and is best known for their performance line of iconic manual transmissions.
The Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual transmission features six forward speeds and one reverse speed.
Trentham is the most populous suburb of Upper Hutt, a city in the Wellington region of New Zealand.
Trinidad and Tobago, officially the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is a twin island sovereign state that is the southernmost nation of the West Indies in the Caribbean.
Triple Eight Race Engineering is an Australian motor racing team competing in the Supercars Championship.
United Australian Automobile Industries (UAAI) was an automobile model sharing firm that operated in Australia between 1987 and 1996 as the result of an agreement between Holden (the Australian subsidiary of General Motors) and Toyota Australia.
, abbreviated as or UTokyo, is a public research university located in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan.
A V6 engine is a V engine with six cylinders mounted on the crankshaft in two banks of three cylinders, usually set at either a 60 or 90 degree angle to each other.
A V8 engine is an eight-cylinder V configuration engine with the cylinders mounted on the crankcase in two sets (or banks) of four, with all eight pistons driving a common crankshaft.
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The Vauxhall Viva is a small family car produced by Vauxhall in a succession of three versions between 1963 and 1979.
The Vauxhall VXR8 was a performance car marketed by Vauxhall in the United Kingdom based on two different models produced by Holden Special Vehicles: the HSV Clubsport (2007–2009) and HSV GTS (2010–2017).
Walkinshaw Andretti United is an Australian motor racing team based in the Melbourne suburb of Clayton.
Walsall is an industrial town in the West Midlands of England.
The Wankel engine is a type of internal combustion engine using an eccentric rotary design to convert pressure into rotating motion.
The Weatherill Ministry was the 72nd Ministry of the Government of South Australia, led by Jay Weatherill of the South Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party.
Wheels is an Australian automotive magazine owned by Bauer Media Group.
Willys was a brand name used by Willys-Overland Motors, an American automobile company best known for its design and production of military Jeeps (MBs) and civilian versions (CJs) during the 20th century.
The windshield (North America) or windscreen (Commonwealth English) of an aircraft, car, bus, motorbike or tram is the front window.
Woodville is a suburb of Adelaide, situated about 8 kilometres northwest of the Central Business District of Adelaide.
Woolloomooloo is a harbourside, inner-city eastern suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
The 1979 (or second) oil crisis or oil shock occurred in the world due to decreased oil output in the wake of the Iranian Revolution.
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