Four Bolwarra Holden tragics feature in a book on the history of the Holden brand

Four Bolwarra men have had their stories and photos included in the recently released book "The Passion for Holden" by Harrington resident Joel Wakely.

Bruce Soper, John and David Bambach and Glen Lee are proud owners of Holden's from the 48 -215 (1950) to the last Holden produced in Australia in 2016.

The four were delighted to be among the 48 Holden owners featured in the book - 48 because the production of Holdens began in 1948.

This recent publication is Wakely’s second book. When Holden announced it would end production in Australia by the last quarter of 2017 and all future models would be imported, it inspired Wakely to write his latest book.

It tells Holden’s history from the 1880s to 2017 and covers all models manufactured over 70 years of mass car production by GMH.

Together with the book’s original compiled story line, I added 48 feature stories and 350 photos, including 120 from the GMH copyright archive records held by the Adelaide Library. 

Wakely selected individual cars from the Holden range and told their stories.

In his book he has covered the full range of Holden from 1948 to their impending local production demise later this year.

Wakely’s first book book is titled Legends of the 48/215.

This story Maitland Holden heroes make history | Photos first appeared on The Maitland Mercury.