Tribute Cruise to farewell Holden in Adelaide

26 Sep 2022
The VALO Adelaide 500 will be extra special
3 mins by James Pavey

Holden will be farewelled from Supercars in style in Adelaide with a special Tribute Cruise.

The famous Australian brand will make its final Supercars appearance at the season-ending VALO Adelaide 500.

Commodores will be replaced by Chevrolet Camaros from 2023.

Adelaide is a fitting scene considering Holden’s rich history in the South Australian capital.

The Elizabeth plant in Adelaide was opened in 1963, and closed in 2017.

A cavalcade of several hundred Holdens will depart from the Elizabeth factory to the Adelaide circuit on Saturday December 3.

Holdens line the final corner

The convoy will precede the penultimate race of the 2022 Repco Supercars Championship.

Tickets for the Holden Tribute Cruise will be released on Tuesday September 27 at 9:00am ACST.

It’s a plumb opportunity for Holden owners to secure their place in the convoy to commemorate Holden’s Supercars history.

The brand will also be represented at the event with 33 special Holden vehicles on display.

The Holden farewell will culminate in Craig Lowndes completing a lap of honour with State Premier Peter Malinauskas as his passenger.

Lowndes won 85 races in Holdens, including four Bathurst 1000s and three drivers’ titles.

Lowndes in 1999 Pic: AN1 Images


The seven-time Bathurst winner won the inaugural Adelaide 500 aboard a Commodore in 1999.

“Holden has been such a strong, iconic brand in Australia,” Lowndes said.

"I’m very proud to have won all three of my Supercars Championships in a Holden, as well as four Bathurst 1000s.

"The Lion has been a huge part of my life in both my career and personally.”

Premier Malinauskas was delighted to see Adelaide farewell the Holden brand from Supercars.

"This is an outstanding way to pay tribute to a South Australian icon, as the Holden brand bids farewell to Supercars,” Malinauskas said.

'This is an outstanding way to pay tribute to a South Australian icon'

"It is fitting Holden’s final race will be at the Adelaide street circuit.

“The Holden Tribute Cruise will give Holden fans a chance to commemorate this historic occasion.”

Further Information

To be part of the Holden Tribute Cruise, Holden car owners can simply purchase any Saturday ticket option via Ticketek and follow the prompts to add the Holden Tribute Cruise to their package for just $25.

Holden car owners that have already purchased tickets to the VALO Adelaide 500 and want to be part of the Holden Tribute Cruise are directed to upgrade their ticket Ticketek once tickets are released on September 27).

In addition to taking part in the motorcade, participants will gain access to convenient display parking inside the event precinct on Saturday and Sunday, giving them pole position for a jam-packed day of on and off-track entertainment at the VALO Adelaide 500.

For more information about the Holden Tribute Cruise at the VALO Adelaide 500, visit www.adelaide500.com.au.

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