Holden bows out of Australian touring cars at the end of 2022, bringing to an end a storied run of success dating back to the sport’s formative years.
Holden was represented on the grid for the first Australian Touring Car Championship event in 1960 and has been a mainstay ever since, with the Monaro, Torana and Commodore all achieving success across various eras of the championship.
SupercarXtra Magazine issue #125 is a celebration of the iconic cars of the Australian Touring Car Championship/Supercars.
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The following Holden features are in issue #125:
Iconic cars: Holden HT Monaro GTS 350. The Monaro that gave Holden its first Australian Touring Car Championship title.
When Davids beat Goliaths. The small cars that defied the odds and defeated their bigger rivals, including the Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1.
The last of the Big Bangers. Holden’s famed Holden VK Commodore, which crushed the opposition in its brief time in the endurance events of 1984.
Iconic cars: Holden VL Commodore. The Holden that scored surprising Bathurst 1000 wins in very different forms in the Group A era.
Pushing the limits. The technical innovations that pushed the limits of the V8-powered parity era, including Commodores from Perkins Engineering, Holden Racing Team and more.
Secrets behind the success. Holden’s VF Commodore and its strengths under the Car of the Future rules.
Under the skin of the ZB. A deep dive into Holden’s final-ever Commodore Supercar, the ZB.
Holdens also feature in a countdown of the top 10 most successful cars in the Australian Touring Car Championship/Supercars.
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