It Happened in a Holden

A celebration of the Holden and the Australians who drive, ride, love and bicker in it


The Holden rolled into our lives in 1948 and has been firmly rooted in the Australian psyche ever since. The FJ, the EH, the Torana, the Kingswood, the panel van, the Monaro, the ute – each car is like a tuning fork for eras of Australian family, city and bush life. Almost every Australian has a Holden story, and this book is packed with tales from all walks of Australian life. They are funny, brave, warm, sad and sometimes ridiculous.

Bruce Beresford, Jamie Whincup, Cate Kennedy, Father Bob Maguire, Kerry Greenwood, Shane Jacobson, Bev Brock, John Romeril, Anna Krien, Anson Cameron, Christine Nixon, Frankie J Holden, Tara June Winch, Peter Corris, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Gary Poole, and many more.

‘If you are, or have ever been, the owner of a Holden, read this book and rejoice. If you’ve never owned a Holden, read it and weep.’  Frankie J Holden