Todays Drive section in The Age double spread talks about the "australian-ness" of our big 4 cars with no surprises to Falcon winning this ...bigger surprise (or not ) was Holden refusing to stake a percentage on the Commodore...a case of "football, meat pies, kangaroos and not so ozzie Holden cars..."
Both GMH and Ford is a yank company the name "Ford" Is yank the name Falcon is "Yank" Just that the Falcon name just stayed in Australia when the US dropped it. I dunno how many times I have picked up an Aussie owned product with "Made in China" on the tag or something. Hardly anything is 100% Aussie.
Neither Falcon or Commodore would still be running if they were left to be true Australian car's and left to fend for themselves, it's Big daddy that keep's them both going which is the world wide resources both company's have, Ford and GMH, so really as long as we design our car's here and build them for Australian condition's, it doesn't really matter to me, neither will be true Aussie vehicle's.
AU II XR8
XW Wagon 221-2V,
Laser a maser.
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