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

A SPECIAL celebration of Holden’s heritage will take place at Winton Motor Raceway in northern Victoria on Australia Day weekend in 2021.

Dubbed the ‘Holden Last Lap’, owners of Holden machinery are being invited to the venue on January 24 to participate in a show and shine and parade laps.

The event will follow the closure of the Holden brand at the end of this year, which was announced by parent company General Motors in February.

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

Holden Last Lap is the brainchild of former Holden Racing Team manager and now Winton chief Jeff Grech.

The event was initially planned to take place as part of the 2020 Bathurst 1000, but was called off due to COVID-19 related restrictions.

It was replaced by a three-car demo, featuring Craig Lowndes in a 1968 Monaro, Mark Skaife in an ex-Peter Brock VK Commodore and Todd Kelly in the 2003 Bathurst 24 Hour-winning Monaro.

With official endorsement from Holden, organisers hope to roll out the Holden Last Lap concept at other venues across the country later in the year.

To enter a car in the Winton Holden Last Lap costs $50, with further information on the event’s website. Spectator entry is priced at $10.