Holden Announces Special Edition Commodore Collingwood10
Holden has released a special edition of the iconic Commodore to celebrate its sponsorship of the Australian Football League’s Collingwood Football Club.
Named the “Collingwoodore”, the special edition comes with exclusive black stripes on a white body, accented by black wheels to match the team’s jersey colors. The Collingwoodore also comes with special limited edition Collingwood badges and Collingwood floormats. It will come as a $3500 option available on both SV6, and V8-powered models.
“The limited edition factory enhanced VF Commodore, adorned with black and white stripes, Collingwood carpet floor mats and limited edition badging came to fruition following feedback from our members and supporters,” chief executive of Collingwood, Gary Pert, said in a statement.
A select group of Collingwood team members will take delivery of the Collingwoodore, though the team hasn’t yet made a formal announcement in regards to the matter. Holden has not put a set number on how many special edition Collingwood Commodore’s will be built, and will instead build them as they are ordered.
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Is this a late April fools joke because I %&*[email protected]# hate Collingwood? This is more likely to make me jump ship than the manufacturing shutdown. Go Eagles!
Is soccer really that big a deal in Australia that they could sell an entire car there themed like a team? I always thought the Aussies were more into rugby. Goes to show what I know I guess.
From what little else I know about the land of Kangaroos and Commodores, it shouldn’t be available as a sedan (as pictured), because they won’t sell any. It should only be available as a wagon or ute, and should come out of the factory with big mudflaps on the back wheels, seat covers made out of old t-shirts, a big, crooked Chevy bow tie on the grille, and the Ute version should come with a bed full of stolen road signs.
It’s not soccer it is Australian Rules Football (wikipedia it) or simply called Football or Footy here. It is a unique sporting code that has some similarity to Irish Gaelic Football. Rugby is more popular in the states of QLD and NSW although from what I understand it is going into decline in those states lately and Australian Rules Football is gaining ground. Soccer has grown a bit lately but like in the US it has never been able to gain much popularity in comparison with the other ball codes.
The team in question, Collingwood is one of the most hated sporting teams in the country but they have the largest supporter bases out of all the teams in the AFL. Holden fans who aren’t Collingwood supporters like myself find this very off putting.
Well, I’m sure you can fit just as many stolen road signs in a Ford Falcon or Chrysler 300.
I am a Vauxhall & Manchester United fan & have been both since a very, very young age. Football teams are very controversial & in many cases have rivalry & hatred. I am surprised GM & it’s brands haven’t remained impartial
Fully agree Jon. Yes Collingwood does have the largest support base but the combined support of the 17 other teams far outweigh the Magpie numbers. Moreover, the Pies are highly loathed by all but their own supporters. A very risky call by Phil Brooks (Holden Marketing Chief).
Footy? Really? Anyhow, any word on where the Caprice/SS will be built this/next year? Those of us in the states just want to know if the supply will be there.
Collingwood supporters are known for being bogans, Holden are known to be followed by many bogans. I see this as a marketing stunt. Problem though is very few bogans can afford a brand new Commodore and if they could, they would rather buy an old VN Commodore and spend thousands on it. I wonder if there will be any Rugby League special editions. Holden sponsor the National Youth Cup (Holden Cup, A second division for under 22 y/o’s), the State of Origin (Basically a 3 game All-Star series) and the national team, the Australian Kangaroos. Whilst the don’t sponsor the major league/division 1 (National Rugby League, NRL), they are an on-field sponsor. Plenty of special editions for them to do. The hatred for Collingwood (AFL) is kinda like the hatred of the Dallas Cowboys.
The down side of this model is resale value, only a colliwabble would buy it secondhand
What has 29 teeth and an IQ of 90
The entire collingwood members club
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