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Holden the focus on this addition of Behind the Wheel

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A bit of a sad tinge to Behind the Wheel this week as Australian car manufacturing comes to an end.

The last Holden has rolled off the production line in Elizabeth, South Australia.

This week we have a look at will happen to the thousands of employees who are now out of work.

We’re joined by Professor John Spoehr, Director of the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute at Flinders University. He’s studied the impact and will share his thoughts.

Sean Poppit, Senior Communications Manager at GM Holden also joins us to take us through the final day, reveal the last cars to come off the production line and look back on Holden’s rich history.

And Simon Lai and Rachel Franco reminisce about some of their favourite Holdens.

While manufacturing of combustion engine cars has ended here in Australia, there’s the chance we might see solar cars built here one day.

Team Arrows, who recently came third in the World Solar Car Challenge, are at the forefront of the design of solar cars – we’ll find out how they work and what the future may hold from Team Arrows manager Rob Muir.

Pete and Chris review the high performance, highly coveted, BMW M4.

Joel Helmes is back this week to talk two of our previous Car of the Year Winners – Kia Sorento and Mazda CX-9, both of which have been in for a makeover.

Alan Zurvas has been at the launch of the Honda Civic Type R – we’ll get his thoughts on what the little pocket rocket is like to drive on Aussie roads.

Expect all the latest news from the world of motoring and a whole lot more on this giant edition of the Behind the Wheel Car Podcast

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Kate has always had an interest in writing and cars and now as a key member of the Behind the Wheel website team she gets to spend her days consumed by both.

Aside from being a contributor and an editor at Behind the Wheel, Kate enjoys driving her Lancer EVO and walking her beloved dog, Max!

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