Australia says good-bye to car-making as Holden closes doors

Car-making came to an end in Australia on Friday, as a red V8 Commodore sedan rolled off the production line at Adelaide’s Holden factory, the last of 7.6 million produced there.

“There are a number of people who have been here since the 1970s and today is a very emotional day for some and a very sad day,” the state secretary of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, John Camillo, told reporters as about 1,000 Holden employees looked on and hundreds of enthusiasts blocked streets outside the factory.