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oldtimer
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Posted - 13 Mar 2020 :  20:52:33  Show Profile Send oldtimer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Although GM says itís still figuring out details of General Motors Speciality Vehicles (GMSV) in Australia, Walkinshaw looks one step ahead.
Walkinshaw Group, the company which owns Holden Special Vehicles, has already registered the GMSV name. As HSVís future hangs in doubt, GMSV is the next logical step for Walkinshaw to continue offering a vehicle brand in Australia.

https://practicalmotoring.com.au/car-news/walkinshaw-registered-gmsv-name-last-year/?utm_source=Practical+Motoring+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a7b8946050-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_11_04_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b370c358c4-a7b8946050-177879157

Since Ryan Walkinshaw has already stated that WAU won't run Commodores next year and can only get a replacement manufacturer after Gen 3 rules are announced, preferably two months ago, it appears that WAU will be closing at the end of this year., unless they run Mustang.

Probably not, but Ryan isn't the majority owner. Judge his statements by whatever credibility you assign to him.

If WAU closes, he will have more time to work on a business plan for GMSV when he is visiting Australia.

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Posted - 13 Mar 2020 :  22:17:52  Show Profile Send skaifeman a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Good to hear the name registered. Surely points to good things.
Probably leaves the HSV name dead in the water - which isn't a bad thing, closes a nice chapter in Australian performance motoring.


"Fordís Bathurst winning bonus didnít even cover the cost of the after-party" - Allan Moffat, 1977
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Posted - 14 Mar 2020 :  01:23:58  Show Profile  Visit AlbertM's Homepage Send AlbertM a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Walkinshaw registered the website domain last year. The Business name, GMSV, was registered with ASIC 5 days after that article was published.

Ford fans be proud. History of Australian motor racing shows Ford has been and will always be superior. They have to slow them down when they get serious about racing. The Phase 4 scared the **** out of people, they banned it. Sierra gets called on a technicality, Falcon EF "...had its wings clipped to make Holden part of the show", AU not allowed to show it's potential, Falcon BF gets clipped. Mustang Is so good Supercars made up a rule and gets a bag of cement in the roof, and it still wins.
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skaifeman
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Posted - 29 Apr 2020 :  16:18:29  Show Profile Send skaifeman a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
All but confirmed it seems:
https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/hsv-to-become-gmsv?fbclid=IwAR3GPMMrXTMdAn32kqEyutsKA--k0mmumvlEZqsjD-2_4UmBxHKjv5SUkn4

Corvette will live through this.


"Fordís Bathurst winning bonus didnít even cover the cost of the after-party" - Allan Moffat, 1977
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Originally posted by skaifeman

All but confirmed it seems:
https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/hsv-to-become-gmsv?fbclid=IwAR3GPMMrXTMdAn32kqEyutsKA--k0mmumvlEZqsjD-2_4UmBxHKjv5SUkn4

Corvette will live through this.





Stupid tablet wont let me post the article from Caradvice, but All development on the rhd Corvette has stopped! GM has announced that all engineering development has ceased and that includes the rhd Corvette.
No decision has been made yet, but a rhd Corvette may not happen at all as it's a very very low priority.
If Walkinsaws want one they will have to do it themselves and that would take it from 120-140K to well over 200K!

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mikeamerica84
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Why not just use a LHD Corvette? It is not like the paddle shifts are different. LHD cars have been used before in years' past.

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Why not just use a LHD Corvette? It is not like the paddle shifts are different. LHD cars have been used before in years' past.



for a race car it wouldn't be much of an issue.

but as a road car it is for safety, esp with overtaking on single lane roads

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skaifeman
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Originally posted by bigem

quote:
Originally posted by skaifeman

All but confirmed it seems:
https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/hsv-to-become-gmsv?fbclid=IwAR3GPMMrXTMdAn32kqEyutsKA--k0mmumvlEZqsjD-2_4UmBxHKjv5SUkn4

Corvette will live through this.





Stupid tablet wont let me post the article from Caradvice, but All development on the rhd Corvette has stopped! GM has announced that all engineering development has ceased and that includes the rhd Corvette.
No decision has been made yet, but a rhd Corvette may not happen at all as it's a very very low priority.
If Walkinsaws want one they will have to do it themselves and that would take it from 120-140K to well over 200K!


Even at $200K it looks a bargain (not that I'm in the Supercar market).
You are right though, Corvette is hazy:
https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/gmsv-deal-led-by-former-holden-executive?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Wheels_20_05_06&utm_term=list_wheels_newsletter

Looks like they'll focus on the big haulers first - Silverado and Tahoe - not a bad idea as they don't have any competition here in Aus. Apart from the Walky converted Rams.


"Fordís Bathurst winning bonus didnít even cover the cost of the after-party" - Allan Moffat, 1977
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