HOLDEN - Everything You Need to Know | Up to Speed
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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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  • Donut Media
    Donut Media

    Alright you Aussies, which Holden is your favorite? Yanks, which Holden do you wish came to the US?

    • Benjamin mole
      Benjamin mole

      @Draven Alexander i already drive one

    • Draven Alexander
      Draven Alexander

      @Benjamin mole If you want the Commodore get a Chevy Caprice.

    • Bo Malo
      Bo Malo

      I would actually love a maloo in the states lol

    • Danny Zeigler
      Danny Zeigler

      Tell James to do up to speed on John Lingenfelter

    • Carlos Wirihana
      Carlos Wirihana

      My VF Commodore and its NOT the shit v6 😂

  • XJiggleJelly YT
    XJiggleJelly YT

    holden the australian chevrolet

  • Jim Jeremy Johnson
    Jim Jeremy Johnson

    Buff Kanga-Roos? BKRs

  • straia

    Il never part ways with my vl turbo or my ve ss

  • Jaden

    I remember a top gear episode with the Maloo

  • Russell McKoy
    Russell McKoy

    Does this mean that mean the new el Camino is a UTE!

  • Dill B
    Dill B

    Disliked the video because FUCK all holdens, fucking pieces of shit

  • Michael John Little
    Michael John Little

    Well... not anymore... they are no longer making cars in Australia.. no more Holdens.... Bugger!

  • Monty Curran
    Monty Curran

    The next fucking time a American says shrimp on the barbie shrimp is shit we put sausages

  • The Niss
    The Niss



    Can you do a video about proton please

  • Yaze 76
    Yaze 76

    can of coopers? definitely fucking wrong cunt. it should be a VB

  • Hyazzie50

    Me Bc my names Holden

  • Andrew Kapper
    Andrew Kapper

    The quickest holden is a HSV GTSR W1 with the LS9

  • xXShadowkillXx15

    Ur funny i love men at works songs lol

  • anastasija Ilieva
    anastasija Ilieva

    My fauvorite holden is the ute

  • Ben Geddes
    Ben Geddes

    Holden Commodore and Ford (Australia) Falcon suspension is the reason Corvettes and Mustangs can corner now.

  • yeet

    that comodore turbo

  • Dalton Ryan
    Dalton Ryan

    Thank you, @ 12:33

  • Casey R
    Casey R


  • Daniel Dzvonik
    Daniel Dzvonik

    loud = funny

  • Ratel.H Badger
    Ratel.H Badger

    4:00 Gary the Goat! May that magnificent bastard Rest in Peace!!! STRIDE OUT GAZ, STRIDE OUT In the great Outback in the sky!!!

  • inconsistent uploads
    inconsistent uploads

    Aussies are fucking crazy

  • Cody Evans
    Cody Evans

    I want a Ute so badly

  • 1986 holden vl commodore
    1986 holden vl commodore

    Bathurst was 500 miles on the early days then later it became 1000 km

  • Craig Forsberg
    Craig Forsberg

    My grandad had a rb20de holden back in the day when it was just a holden to them but they pricy now

  • itsaCatDog World
    itsaCatDog World

    Very cool....you gotta do the Falcon or Valiant Charger next..great Video.

  • jay geddie
    jay geddie

    The most powerful HSV is the Gtsr W1 with a 635hp ls9

  • Oli- o
    Oli- o

    Please do a video on the ford falcon as well, for that one guy (me) who is ford boy in Adelaide

  • Eu Pi
    Eu Pi

    Thot mogi

  • FaM.kamakasi

    shrimp on the barbie the most prehaps offensive aussie phrases but no one cares

  • The DC adventures
    The DC adventures

    Whoever edits these videos is the real hero


    wrong the W1 had the most power 635HP www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/motoring/motoring-news/the-300000-holden-commodore-another-example-of-australias-fastest-car-the-hsv-gtsr-w1-goes-up-for-auction/news-story/6af14a42c6521cded2604fc85d7b01f6

  • Jean-Marc Feldman
    Jean-Marc Feldman

    Drive a Holden Malibu. Awesome

  • Paul Martinez
    Paul Martinez

    LMAO to the bunny dying

  • OvertimeX86

    Can you do a video on the Ford Falcon XR6 and XR8 and Ford Territory Turbo

  • rywhyry

    You forgot to mention the HSV GTSR W1

  • Gabriel2k

    Best and funniest video i’ve watched yet keep up this awesome content

  • Holden Dougall
    Holden Dougall


  • kyl sathongnhoth
    kyl sathongnhoth

    _iconic Aussie_ *HIPPIE* _mobile_

  • Ali Sutherland
    Ali Sutherland

    I love everyone of their videos #Lightning

  • Ryan Slaymaker
    Ryan Slaymaker

    Do up to speed on ford auatralia especially the falcons because the engines in the more recent falcon the barra engine is absolutely insane

  • Bigkev0304

    need to do another video on the australian fords

  • JedFleming

    My first cars gonna be a good ol Holden Ute

  • Aussie Moto Kid
    Aussie Moto Kid

    When he said commo instead of commie. I was about to go out back with the 410 and blow my head off

    • The sinner Jim Whitney
      The sinner Jim Whitney

      Aussie Moto Kid Better make it a slug, .410 shot would probably mutilate you and leave you alive and miserable. Seriously, I thought I'd heard Aussies call them 'Commos', but I'm an American who's never been there and as such very likely mistaken.

  • DragoWolf Studios
    DragoWolf Studios

    I feel as though Australians want horsepower as much as Americans

  • Jules Tabaranza
    Jules Tabaranza

    @3:30.. that Kookabura story... best Legend ever..

  • Timmy Marshall
    Timmy Marshall

    Greatest episode ever, I appreciate so much how you tried to pronounce the words how we say them

  • Morgan Drenthen
    Morgan Drenthen

    Can you do one on Apollo? 🥰

  • Dan the man 018
    Dan the man 018

    FUCKIN STRAYA 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺

  • Soviet Beluga
    Soviet Beluga

    Every car company yoinks stuff from Australia.

  • Zayne Riess
    Zayne Riess

    Screw the holdens do a video on the Ford Falcon

  • Peter Williams
    Peter Williams

    Yo James what's horsepower i dont know that, i only know hsprs. Stop saying horsepower cause I'm not getting it.

  • Brandon Padjasek
    Brandon Padjasek

    Donut Media needs to do an 'Up to Speed' on Ford Falcons in Australia. The Holden (Commodore) competition. 'Like the Mustang is to the Camaro is in America' Ps. Ford made an in line 6cyl (barra) which goes down as one of best in line 6's along side 2jz and the rb's, and the turbo model hands down puts shame to an LS V8. I'll be waiting and watching for the video 😁👌

  • Michael White
    Michael White

    HSV R8 Marloo The perfect end to THEE GREATEST CAR COMPANY EVER!!! The worlds most powerful & damn good looking Ute in the world

  • Dang Dang
    Dang Dang

    #buffkangaroos ... i reckon that needs to be sign writin on my commodores tail gate ha ha ha

  • Lonk

    That's not a knife.

  • Trinavara

    My dad had a loaded Kingswood wagon in the early 80's,'radial tuned suspension' red interior with a great front bench seat,(cruising was different in those days) wind down back window with a drop-down tailgate like a pick-up,lotsa and lotsa space and literally bullet-proof,my first experience with a smooth sailing big 'luxury car' as I wasn't around in my dad's heydays with all the big US offerings of the earlier decades,I only heard about those days. I eventually had it as a hand-me-down when I got my permit in 88,he refurbished it in it's original 'silver-grey' by hi old friend's body-shop,it was like a second delivery when we went to pick it up,even with new asphalt rust-proofing undercoat. It always brought me home in dignity with it's six cylinders and and 'Statesman' like presence,none of my friends had a big cylinder car with two tail-pipes and a gargle!! (thanks to some nifty muffler work). I eventually sold it,yet another car I regret parting with during the years,along with a V8 Land-Rover swb, Mercedes 123 280TE and an EvoVII!! Kingswoods and Statesmans gave us the Aussie experience thousands of miles away and we felt included,we also had the Commodore/'common-dog' lol, and currently have some later model police car ones that seem to have come through a Gov't to Gov't arrangement as the dealer discontinued the brand a long time ago ,also a couple people have brought in a few of the newer HSV V8 utes and sedans....but yeah Holden was one of those youthful kinda companies that listened to it's customers and made them feel good with some treat or the other and plenty room to make it your own..There are even a couple of those old priceless Monaros here,hope Holden can reignite those old days once again where anything was possible, with the added value for money and a little extra for less that's associated with Holden..Long live the brand..

  • Big willy Wang
    Big willy Wang

    Holden Commodores are absolute garbage

  • Jim Fitzgerald
    Jim Fitzgerald

    Gotta be the LC//LJ Toranas. I’ve got an LC Coupe with a turbocharged 179CI six cylinder supra 5 speed and kaaz lsd diff and forged axles. Love the Holdens

  • MDDeGrande1994

    Did Ford Australia ever build any other model beside the Falcon?

    • charlie


  • Spin King
    Spin King

    i already know alot about them but im still watching this lol

  • Nickel Plate Nerd
    Nickel Plate Nerd

    That Holden Coupe Monaro looks like the Chevy Monte Carlo.

  • flash52958

    you forgot two things that all aussies say. H.O.L.D.E.N Hope Our Luck Doesnt End Now F.O.R.D Fucked On Race Day

    • flash52958

      @charlie fuckin what?

    • charlie

      Holden bullshit artist

  • Falcon Powerful
    Falcon Powerful

    Bathurst was 500 Miles (800km) too ;-) .

  • Falcon Powerful
    Falcon Powerful

    The ute was a Ford Australia concept in response to a lady who wanted a vehicle that she could "take the pigs to market, but she could also drive to church on Sunday" (paraphrased).

  • Falcon Powerful
    Falcon Powerful

    Holden were (as usual) "optimistic" with the GTS's power figures - using different dyno methods to Ford. The Falcon is proven to make more power at the wheels (there's a dyno comparison on RU-my). That being said, it sucks that both Holden and Ford started making such truly world-class cars, and then shut up shop.

  • Don't Worry
    Don't Worry


  • yash buddha
    yash buddha

    Fuck the Ford falcon

  • David Páez
    David Páez

    Do vauxhall next or rimac

  • Mitchell Indelicato
    Mitchell Indelicato

    We Yanks were this close, THIS CLOSE, to getting a Ute. The G8 Sport Truck it would have been called. A cloned import, just like the GTO, G8 and SS. Marketing material had been sent to dealerships, specs and prices were published.... And then Pontiac was murdered.

  • Pasha1246 Official
    Pasha1246 Official

    12:07 BHEP BHEP BHEP BHEP BHEP BHEP BHEP, bebebebhepbhep

  • Warrior the Pleb
    Warrior the Pleb

    as an aussie, im happy you lads finally did this, i have no idea how many times i've watched this haha

  • Timothy MCQUISTON
    Timothy MCQUISTON


  • Rhys Werner
    Rhys Werner


  • Uriah

    3:55 Fuck yeah Gary the Goat R.I.P goodbuddy

  • Jotzky

    The most powerful of all ......my1994 vr.............

  • aTlaS The Pilot
    aTlaS The Pilot

    Please do an up to speed of bmw m3 gtr

  • Neil Perry
    Neil Perry

    It's Walkenshaw not Wilkenshaw.

  • CarreraGTgaming 02
    CarreraGTgaming 02

    I see a 02 chevy Camaro in the back

  • YS IV
    YS IV

    Holden GTS 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • GT AU
    GT AU

    These videos have good content but the presentation is cringeworthy. As we say in Australia, 'settle down cunt'

  • Baruc Villanueva
    Baruc Villanueva

    Aussies are British Texans

  • Baruc Villanueva
    Baruc Villanueva


  • Aydan Angus
    Aydan Angus

    Get chooped ((✌))

  • VoidraMusic

    And recently they went bankrupt and sold to hyundei, and an engine block fell through the chassis

  • Cameron D.F Chisholm
    Cameron D.F Chisholm

    moh powah bubbahhh

  • connor mackenzie
    connor mackenzie

    Can we get a falcon ep???😩

  • Jordan Spanier
    Jordan Spanier


  • Brokenglass1989

    Donut Media please do a video on the Aussie ford falcon xr8, xr6 turbo's fpv "Ford performance vehicles gt's & F6 typhoons #BARRAAA!!!

  • Autobot 7
    Autobot 7

    Yous need to do a video on our Aussie Ford Falcon xr6 turbo Barras 🤙 well known for smashing LS cars downunder


    3:09 IT’S PRAWNS C*NT!

    • Jake Flynn
      Jake Flynn

      Yeah and who the fuck in Australia drinks coopers?

  • Ben Tawton
    Ben Tawton

    How about doing Australia Ford history

  • Shithead Noparts
    Shithead Noparts

    The best hsv is actually the hsv w557 which has 930 nm and 747hp

  • s i l v e r t o n g u e
    s i l v e r t o n g u e

    It's pronounced War-rick not War-wick

  • denny b
    denny b

    The HSV GTS W1 was the last and most powerful Holden that HSV produced. LS9 under the hood with +640 BHP, 6 speed Tremec & diff borrowed from the corvette ZR1. Trick suspension and AP racing monobloc 6 pot calipers. 300 were built, sold out pretty much when launched and now a collector’s item.

  • Aaron santigo
    Aaron santigo

    no one got the metllica Reference

  • W47CH3R

    12:06 Would you listen to that, a happy and healthy turbocharger, joyfully singing on aussie roads. Makes me smile everytime 👌

  • Matt Ingle
    Matt Ingle

    As an Aussie, I found some of your pronunciation of our words cringe worthy lol. Great video though! ;)


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