Past Gas #194: Holden vs Ford: The Birth of Australia’s V8 Supercars

Past Gas #194: Holden vs Ford: The Birth of Australia’s V8 Supercars

By Donut Media

In December of 2001, Aussies across the continent were hit with earth shattering news – Holden Racing Team’s golden boy, Craig Lowndes, was joining Ford’s Blue Oval. Shockwaves rippled through the legions of loyal V8 Supercar racing fans – it was known that you were either team Holden or team Ford, and there was no switching sides. A rivalry deeper than the Hatfield and McCoys, and more bitter than the Red Sox and Yankees, was about to be put to the ultimate test. But how did this deep seated rivalry even begin? Is this the story of gladiators being forged in the crucible of ultimate battle or just two bastions of the same big corporate business propping up car sales with race wins? Has this famed automotive rivalry from down under come to a peaceful conclusion and broken generational racing curses? You asked for it -- and we listened. We're filming Past Gas again! Head to our Youtube channel and check us out in the stu!  https://www.youtube.com/c/donutpodcasts Thanks to our sponsors: Find your drive. Forget boring rental cars at https://Turo.com Need to hire? You need Indeed. Go to https://Indeed.com/pastgas This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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