Holden is on the brink of a major milestone. Pic: an1images.com

A SPECIAL event celebrating the heritage of Holden scheduled for Australia Day weekend at Winton Motor Raceway has been postponed.

Organisers of the ‘Holden Last Lap’ have confirmed that Victorian Government restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 forced the move.

Originally scheduled for January 24th, Holden car owners will now have the chance to take part in the planned show and shine and track activities on April 24th.

A post on the Winton Facebook page confirming the change stressed that no other Winton events are affected.

“We have just received an email today from the Victorian State Government advising us that the event that was scheduled for the 24th of January 2021 has now been postponed,” it read.

“There are now no Tier 1 or 2 events allowed for the month of January.

“The event will now be taking place on Saturday the 24th of April 2021. By then vaccines will be available and the country will be in a more secure place.”

Full refunds are being offered for anyone who has entered but cannot attend on the new date.

Entry holders are asked to contact info@holdenlastlap.com.au with their intentions.

“We are deeply sorry if this has caused any inconvenience,” the post added.

“Be in no doubt that this still promises to be an outstanding event and we will be sure that everything is ready to go when we are allowed.”

Holden’s history is also celebrated in ‘Racing the Lion’, a 400-page illustrated book now available through the V8 Sleuth store.

The marque was shut down at the end of 2020 by parent company General Motors in a move first flagged last February.

Stefan joined V8 Sleuth in 2020 as Head of Content – Publications. A multi-award-winning journalist, he’s worked in the sport for more than a decade, including stints as editor of Supercars.com and Speedcafe.com.