Many Americans will likely remember the iconic “Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet” advertisement from the 1970s, but did you know Holden took a page from the ad?
Down in Australia, the Chevrolet ad’s success spawned Holden’s own version: “Football, Meatpies, Kangaroos and Holden Cars.” The ad’s setup and the jingle are nearly identical, too. The ad does its best to associate Holden with Australia, long the car designed and built for the country. Of course, football, meat pies and kangaroos are all pretty darn Australian, too.
The 1970s were an exciting time for Holden in general. The Statesman line took off without Holden branding, the Monaro was alive and well, and legendary Commodore made its debut towards the end of the decade. The ad houses as much Australian patriotism as it can.
Press play above for the Aussie twist on a classic Chevrolet commercial.