The object of the Club is to promote friendship and goodwill among people who have a common interest in HDT & HSV special cars. The Club has bi-monthly meetings on the last Friday of the month. Our Club has an event each month, and you will always be able to bring your family and friends.
As a Club we participate in Motorsport Days and Motorkhanas, hone our owners’ driving skills at Advanced Driving Schools, compete at All Holden days and other car shows, have convoy runs to interesting destinations, sausage sizzles, weekends away, evenings out and attendance at the Queensland Round of the V8 Supercars.
Members also receive an informative magazine each month and have access to the Member features of this website as well as a Member’s only Facebook page.
You will find that joining the Club is another avenue to explore and to further enjoy the ownership of your HDT or HSV improved vehicle.
The Club celebrated its 30th Anniversary in November 2012, 35th Anniversary in November 2017 and is currently planning the 40th Anniversary.
From 1980 the Holden Dealer Team, by then under the ownership of Peter Brock, diversified into producing modified road-going Commodores and other Holden cars for selected dealers via HDT Special Vehicles Pty Ltd.
Holden ceased its association with Brock’s businesses in February 1987, and for the remainder of that year the race team became known as HDT Racing P/L, which name was later dissolved when Brock secured a contract with BMW Australia to operate a BMW M3 race team (formerly JPS Team BMW) in 1988. Further into 1988, Brock sold off his HDT Special Vehicles road car business, which has nevertheless, under various ownership, continued to modify Holden vehicles to this current day.
The new operation began with a clear set of goals and a carefully structured business plan. The aims were simple: the brief was to maintain the tradition of Holden-based performance sedans originally established by Peter Brock’s Holden Dealer Team.
vl_walkinshawHSV’s first task was clear-cut: it was to get the recently unveiled TWR Group A VL Commodore into production. To do this, newly appointed Managing Director John Crennan embarked on a mission to sign up about 30 people capable of doing the job at the newly established Notting Hill facility in Melbourne’s south-east.
If any proof of the fledgling HSV’s credibility was needed, it was certainly there just three years later, when the company built its 5,000th vehicle.