Saturday, April 14, 2012
Truck of the Day : April 15, 2012
The truck for today is the Matchbox Holden 'Ruff' Trek.
General Motors-Holden's Ltd, becoming Holden Ltd in 1998, with the current name adopted in 2005.
Holden has taken charge of GM's vehicle operations in Australasia, and on their behalf, held partial ownership of GM Daewoo in South Korea between 2002 and 2009. Holden has offered a broad range of locally produced vehicles, supplemented by imported GM models. Holden has offered badge engineered Chevrolet, Nissan, Suzuki, Toyota, and Vauxhall Motors models in sharing arrangements, with GM Korea, Opel and Isuzu-sourced models sold currently. Holden is also responsible for the distribution of the Opel brand in Australasia.
All Australian-built Holden vehicles are manufactured at Elizabeth in South Australia, and engines are produced at the Fishermans Bend plant in Port Melbourne, Victoria. Historically, production or assembly plants were operated in all mainland states of Australia, with GM's New Zealand subsidiary Holden New Zealand operating a plant until 1990. The consolidation of car production at Elizabeth was completed in 1988, but some assembly operations continued at Dandenong until 1996.
After MB was bought out in the early 80s, many of the Lesney castings were modified to be more 'exciting' in appearence. Thus we have a Holden Pick Up customized to be an off road racer. This was a recent purchase from pjedsel. Thanks