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End of Aussie Ford production after 90 years

 
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peteleo



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:20 pm    Post subject: End of Aussie Ford production after 90 years Reply with quote

Ford closes all plants in Australia:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-07/ford-closes-its-australian-factories-after-more-than-90-years/7909836
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Brett Wilkie



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, sad day for 600 workers?
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peteleo



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, GM is maybe closing the Australian factory also by the end of 2017. Eliminating another 2,900 jobs. Claiming that not enough Holdens are being sold.
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Kiwi Cortina



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both the Holden and Ford plants have known about the closures for about 2 years. The Bathurst 1000 which was raced this past weekend was the last time for the Aussie V8's.

My old Holden Monaro.



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peteleo



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brent,

Mixture of Aussie-American styling. Very attractive.

BTW: The Danville British car meet for tomorrow has been re-scheduled for next Sat Oct 22. Maybe you can make it then.

Pete
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Kiwi Cortina



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete, yes Holden Monaro/ Chevrolet Chevelle mixture. I might just head out to Danville on Saturday. Thanks for the update.
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peteleo



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brent,

Got a notice this morning from the Danville BC meet that registration is closed and that they aren't accepting anymore cars at the gate.
Hope to see you there anyways.

Pete
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Kiwi Cortina



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just went online and got entered for the event. It showed there were 20 spots left and registration closes in 1 day. See you on Saturday.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete, are you taking the Zephyr?
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peteleo



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brent,

This morning they weren't accepting anymore cars. Unless now they decided to open up an additional 20 spots ?
Anyway, glad you can go. I entered the Zephyr this time just for fun.

See you there,

Pete
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad day for Ford and for Australia. In the next year GMH and Toyota will both shut down their Aussie factories and that will be the end of the Aussie auto industry.
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