HOLDEN - Everything You Need to Know | Up to Speed

  • Published on Mar 21, 2019
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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!
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Comments • 6 055

  • Donut Media
    Donut Media  4 months ago +1605

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

    • Benjamin mole
      Benjamin mole Month ago

      @Draven Alexander i already drive one

    • Draven Alexander
      Draven Alexander 2 months ago

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

    • Bo Malo
      Bo Malo 3 months ago +1

      I would actually love a maloo in the states lol

    • Danny Zeigler
      Danny Zeigler 3 months ago

      Tell James to do up to speed on John Lingenfelter

    • Carlos Wirihana
      Carlos Wirihana 3 months ago

      My VF Commodore and its NOT the shit v6 😂

  • Philip Sparrow
    Philip Sparrow 8 hours ago

    Dude, do a Ford Aussie focus as well... Go Aus Ford!

  • Cave Dragon
    Cave Dragon 13 hours ago

    My favourite Holden is the Ve

  • Soman Shrestha
    Soman Shrestha 17 hours ago

    So holden was american all along?

  • Soman Shrestha
    Soman Shrestha 17 hours ago


  • Cameron Fecteau
    Cameron Fecteau 20 hours ago

    The ute is a metaphor for what seems to be an inevitability for everything indigenous to this great continent... For whatever reason, things come here with a bunch of ingredients, they get rearranged to become uniquely adapted to the environment, this improves over generations to a point of perfection and then.... An similar, yet not perfectly adapted species is introduced on mass and finally the delicate environment in which the indigenous live is distorted and destroyed by the parasitic invasive species.
    We once had the greatest wilderness on earth here, a window into the prehistoric times of nature and man... we traded it for hipsters, mass produced pickup trucks, feral cats and cane toads.

  • Mike Oleksa
    Mike Oleksa 20 hours ago

    I love your videos, I've binge watched just about every one of them AGAIN. What the hell is it with the Post Malone references though? The guy is an idiot. I'm just saying.

  • Hugo Linning
    Hugo Linning Day ago

    Fire the writer

  • Cole Siebert
    Cole Siebert 2 days ago


  • Ricardo Moncayo
    Ricardo Moncayo 2 days ago


  • Neris Velasquez
    Neris Velasquez 2 days ago


  • Okko Laitinen
    Okko Laitinen 3 days ago

    I hate this guys screaming all The time

  • Robert 383LSQ
    Robert 383LSQ 3 days ago +2

    Have a Hq Kingswood with a worked LS1, good combination of Aussie and American

  • skip gonzalez
    skip gonzalez 3 days ago

    Monte carlo

  • Ranger Stark 04
    Ranger Stark 04 3 days ago +1

    What about the V8 interceptor

  • Metro Gaming
    Metro Gaming 4 days ago

    Ummmm the grange?

  • YUI Kawaguchi
    YUI Kawaguchi 4 days ago

    6Star! Can you drive Colorado ?

  • mike wilson
    mike wilson 4 days ago

    Dude you are the least funny person I have ever heard speak

  • MachineGunManUFMS
    MachineGunManUFMS 5 days ago

    Limp Bizkit sucks donkey dick. I agree with all the rest, though: aussie muscle cars are fucking amazing, and Utes are a dream. Love the videos, man :D

  • Steven f
    Steven f 5 days ago +1

    Brabham started making cars in aus again, maybe a video on that?

  • skeleguns 10,ooo,ooo
    skeleguns 10,ooo,ooo 5 days ago +2

    I’m thinking about investing on a Pontiac G8

  • skeleguns 10,ooo,ooo

    5:30 you shown the big one at the Daytona 500

  • Chaka301
    Chaka301 5 days ago

    That John Snow comment was kind of f-d up.

  • Ronan Grey
    Ronan Grey 6 days ago

    16:26 what about the 2018/9 gtsr w1

  • raph is me
    raph is me 6 days ago

    i still want a sandman to this day

  • Bradley Collins
    Bradley Collins 6 days ago

    Some better research would have been good, a few inaccuracies in some of the details

  • vHavx
    vHavx 7 days ago

    Wtf is Shrimp it fucken prawns

  • Lionel James Trotea
    Lionel James Trotea 7 days ago

    Well done @donutmedia

  • poopy doodooz
    poopy doodooz 7 days ago

    I actually know the guy who wrote that Limp Bizkit album and even he did not like it LOL which is just as much bullshit as the fact that we do not have a ute in the United States

  • Evil999
    Evil999 8 days ago

    I like the video but this guy is kind of annoying

  • Damian D
    Damian D 8 days ago

    Donut Media - Do the Falcon GT (The Australian one not the fancy US race car one....)

  • Zimonov
    Zimonov 8 days ago +1

    GOOD. now go do OPEL.
    The Monaro basically uses an Opel Rekord body anyway.

    • Andre Ferreira
      Andre Ferreira 6 days ago

      In Brazil, the GM use the Rekord to make the crevrolet opala

  • Anything & Everything

    I love watching donut media. It makes learning about cars fun. Absolutely love james' style. Keep up the good work

  • Andrew L.
    Andrew L. 8 days ago

    3:00 assembling problems

  • Brethren of Yeshua
    Brethren of Yeshua 8 days ago

    I love the GTO/Holden. Hopefully they get really cheap.

  • laguna clan
    laguna clan 9 days ago

    American engines designed by an american but Australia still had part in starting the legacy 🏆

  • laguna clan
    laguna clan 9 days ago

    Can donut get rid of this annoying fat fuck this series would be better if someone else made it

  • H Hill
    H Hill 9 days ago

    That's my name, so this video caught me off guard

  • Nathaniel Donald
    Nathaniel Donald 9 days ago

    You forgot about the EH the most popular holden

  • This Guy
    This Guy 10 days ago

    Dope Segway into the Keeps plug👍

  • rohin FREER
    rohin FREER 10 days ago

    He'll yes lots of you chevy,s are Holden,s

  • Scorpion8706
    Scorpion8706 10 days ago

    The commie still beats all thoughts take tanks

  • shenysys
    shenysys 11 days ago

    Is that Gary the Goat (RIP) ? tvclip.biz/video/6z3TxdvYYZQ/video.html
    Has his own TVclip Channel - tvclip.biz/user/jimboandgary

  • Zach McKenzie
    Zach McKenzie 12 days ago

    Commodore looks like a four door foxbody Mustang

  • Noir Spectre
    Noir Spectre 12 days ago

    Why does the Holden look so much better than the GTO?

  • hribc78
    hribc78 13 days ago

    man, I get you have your own way of presenting and it´s a kickass show but please, please stop screaming.

  • Trucker Mississippi Reject

    Kilometers lol

  • MKE
    MKE 13 days ago

    Any of the ones with the turbo straight 6 dohc.... please, for the love of god give us that motor in the states

  • TheSoundOfSuperSpeed
    TheSoundOfSuperSpeed 13 days ago

    Need a video all about the HSV GTS-R and the FPV cars, especially the F6 Typhoons and such. The Barra Motor is an icon

  • Thomas Heil
    Thomas Heil 13 days ago

    The HSV Maloo is the coolest ride.

  • Tim
    Tim 14 days ago +1

    I already loved Donut Media, but then I saw you did this vid on Holden. 11/10

  • Darcy Ralston
    Darcy Ralston 14 days ago

    Plz don’t ever try an aussie accent again

  • Farai Shimeih Gwapedza
    Farai Shimeih Gwapedza 14 days ago +2

    Please someone do a montage of everytime James says "lighting"... I would binge watch it all day
    I can do it but im usually too busy doing stupid things .. plus I won't enjoy watching my own work.. its just better when someone else does it 😂😂😂 lol

  • Farai Shimeih Gwapedza
    Farai Shimeih Gwapedza 14 days ago +1

    James Pumphrey is just a planetary treasure!! Purely irreplaceable.

  • Jackson Parker
    Jackson Parker 15 days ago

    Funniest up to speed 😂 lovef this episode

  • Professional Rookie
    Professional Rookie 15 days ago

    14.48 you talk about VX but show a VT (the model before the VX) not complaining I love VT's just pointing it out nothing beats a VT with a VX HSV body kit

  • That Makes Too Much Sence ?

    Dude i love you videos and your excitement but can we get a level audio on a video so everone everyone don't have to change the volume 10 times

  • drooscek100
    drooscek100 16 days ago

    Gary the goat

  • Ethan Miller
    Ethan Miller 16 days ago +1

    Australia has the roughest conditions that we need 4wd for disasters and the weekend for that we Aussies drive Toyota landcruiser and hilux, Nissan's patrol

  • Games Film
    Games Film 16 days ago

    It’s prawns off the bbq and a VB

  • Jason Frazer
    Jason Frazer 17 days ago

    Walkinshaw* :)

  • Emmanuel Tan
    Emmanuel Tan 17 days ago

    what about the Aussie built Fords, Donut Media?
    Check out XY Falcon GTHO Phase III, XR8, XR6 Turbo, F6X, FPV F6, FPV GT, FPV GT-P, FGX Turbo, GT-F 351

  • Tibi Keresztes
    Tibi Keresztes 17 days ago

    This cunt's a bad seppo.

  • Jeremy Helms
    Jeremy Helms 18 days ago

    Do one on the FALCON

  • Slant Six
    Slant Six 18 days ago

    I love Aussie Muscle cars. I wish we had the UTE in the US.

  • Yusef Stewart
    Yusef Stewart 18 days ago

    I didn't know Holden existed until Forza Horizon

  • Mason St.Germain
    Mason St.Germain 19 days ago

    14:50 Lion Balls

  • Dr. Doom
    Dr. Doom 19 days ago

    Your vidoes would be watchable if ever the fuck edits them knew wtf audio leveling was. FFS.

  • Awoomy
    Awoomy 19 days ago

    My favorite is the vx commodore

  • Jonathan Siddell
    Jonathan Siddell 20 days ago

    Do an up to speed on the Jeep J Series

  • charlie payne
    charlie payne 20 days ago

    The 2018 camaro is based on the maloo it's sad that the fuckwit liberals stop us from building then anymore

    • charlie payne
      charlie payne 18 days ago

      @TheUsername217 oh poor little yankie can't design cars properly so they get Australia to do it oh

    • TheUsername217
      TheUsername217 19 days ago

      go jump off a bridge

  • Adam Mashburn
    Adam Mashburn 20 days ago

    That's my mom's last name

  • Tim B
    Tim B 20 days ago


  • Hornet
    Hornet 20 days ago +1

    Peter Brock the 🐐

  • Ikin Hahm
    Ikin Hahm 20 days ago +20

    Could you guys do one on Ford Australia?
    I'm a Holden man but I believe they & the Ford Falcon deserve some glory

  • 5.0Foxy83 Mustang
    5.0Foxy83 Mustang 21 day ago

    * caugh caugh* holden deez nutz *caugh*

  • Owen Kennett
    Owen Kennett 21 day ago

    Don't try to be Australian. U just mess it all up

  • Nika Tskhovrebadze
    Nika Tskhovrebadze 21 day ago

    chunga chunga
    biiiiiig chunguuuus

  • Nika Tskhovrebadze
    Nika Tskhovrebadze 21 day ago

    enter sandmaaaaaaaaaaan
    hay james, are u a metalhead??????????

  • Rhone Archer
    Rhone Archer 22 days ago

    Also nobody can beat the quality of an Aussie Made Car.

    • lunacystarcraft
      lunacystarcraft 20 days ago

      Dodge can, my chrysler 300 i bought in 07 brand new has 170k miles, nothing ever went wrong with it just regular maintenance, also is just as quiet on idle/start up like it was from the factory, runs like a bat out of hell still,no leaks or lifter ticks

  • Rhone Archer
    Rhone Archer 22 days ago

    Aussies invented the Ute

  • Rhone Archer
    Rhone Archer 22 days ago


    TKMRBOSS GAMING 22 days ago

    The group a was not hsv it was hdt holden dealer team

  • HowToRandom
    HowToRandom 22 days ago

    Ute. Holden Ute

    T SERIES SUCKS 22 days ago


  • anderson silva
    anderson silva 22 days ago

    For all the Americans monaro is pronounced MN,ARE,O

  • anderson silva
    anderson silva 22 days ago

    Respect for all the Aussie references

  • anderson silva
    anderson silva 22 days ago

    That was the best intro

  • ScyThe RuiFox
    ScyThe RuiFox 22 days ago

    Holden is Opel

  • The Nil
    The Nil 23 days ago

    Yep, I purchased Holdens in the sixties and early seventies. If I had a quid ( er, dollar) for every time they konked (er broke down) I would be as rich as Trump. The only cars that didn’t konk out were the mighty Chrysler Valiant. I wouldn’t give you two Bob for a Holden. Holden stands for........ HEAPS OF LOUD DISGUSTING ENGINE NOISES. Hahahehe.

  • David Bartz
    David Bartz 23 days ago +1

    Thanks for giving us the numbers in Freedom Units

    • Tim B
      Tim B 20 days ago

      David Bartz you say that, but the poms use the same units as the US sooo

  • Mandrew Slaterbug
    Mandrew Slaterbug 23 days ago

    this video makes me happy but also genuinely sad because we no longer have our own cars

  • Parker Hayes
    Parker Hayes 23 days ago

    This is litteraly the best Chanel on the internet. Im Bing watching.... And feel smarter for it..... 🤔

  • Vlad Rep
    Vlad Rep 23 days ago +4

    I would literally stomp on children for a holden UTE SS or a Commodore.

  • WHY1Lproduction’s
    WHY1Lproduction’s 24 days ago

    My first car was a manual vs ss Maloo, absolute weapon! Best car iv ever owned

  • jackson ryan
    jackson ryan 24 days ago

    The goat at 4:00 is Gary the goat, RIP

  • omnicognate
    omnicognate 24 days ago +2

    ok... well if you've done Holden you'll have to do Vauxhaull now, they have a pretty shared heritage

  • ImNOTnikki_ *
    ImNOTnikki_ * 24 days ago


  • Daniel Anez
    Daniel Anez 25 days ago


  • Hamish Buchanan17
    Hamish Buchanan17 25 days ago

    who gets the intro reference?