Owners of the final limited-edition Holden VF Commodore models were given a special treat this past week. Holden granted access to its highly secretive Lang Lang proving ground for owners of the Holden Commodore Motorsports, Magnum and Director special edition models.
Recall, the brand built the three special edition Commodores as a way to send out the locally built car with a bang. Motor reported 86 owners attended the special day at Lang Lang, which a Holden employee organized. 500 owners are part of an enthusiast club for the special edition cars, which includes the organizer.
In total, Holden built 1,200 Commodore Motorsport editions, 240 Magnum utes and 360 Director sedans.
As the report noted, it’s rare for Holden let the public into its proving ground. Work is ongoing for various General Motors projects, as the automaker tests other models in Australia—notably, Cadillacs. But, the organizer received the OK from Holden to hold the event.
Holden also reportedly treated attendees to two left-hand drive Chevrolet SS prototypes and a fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro. The previous Camaro has strong Australian ties to Holden as it was built on the Zeta platform shared with the VE and VF Commodore models. Extensive engineering for the fifth-generation Camaro also took place at Lang Lang.
To mark the occasion, Holden permitted photography of each owner’s special edition Commodore on the skid pad, high-speed ring and the exit tunnel, which features a Holden lion logo.