South Australia’s Premier Jay Weatherill reminisces with Jodie & Soda about his Holden HJ Kingswood Station Wagon in Brown ahead of Holden’s Elizabeth factory ceasing production on Friday, October 20.

“It came to a sad end though it ended up in flames on Somerton Beach… we went down and there’s all these people having a great old time whooping and carrying on and I said ‘that’s my car!!’”

GM Holden will host a family event to celebrate seven decades of Holden manufacturing in the northern Adelaide suburb of Elizabeth on Sunday, October 15.

Starting at 9:00am in the Elizabeth city centre, the Holden Dream Cruise will be headlined by a giant street parade of Australian-made Holden cars led by the first and last cars to be built — a 1948 48/215 and a 2017 VF Commodore.

The parade will be followed by a free family fun day featuring car displays, entertainment, food and a show‘n’shine at My Money House Oval in Elizabeth South between 11:00am and 4:00pm.

Owners of any car, van, truck or commercial vehicle made in Australia by Holden or General Motors are invited to register to take part in the cruise at

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