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TheArrow
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Posted - 27 Jul 2019 :  14:40:49  Show Profile Send TheArrow a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ford has used blue in their logo since 1912. What made Holden use red? It wasn't until 1960-(ish) that they used red. Anyone know if there was a particular reason why?

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Is it possible that by then they targeted Ford as their main rival so figured red made sense given Ford used blue? I'm sure that's unlikely, but is it possible?



























































































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Colour of the ink in their financials until they started receiving government money :-)
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Because they're embarrassed.

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Posted - 13 Sep 2019 :  20:27:27  Show Profile Send the undertaker a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Coz blue was already taken?
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C'mon, it's because red is faster, I thought everybody knew that.

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I'm thinking that it may have something to do with HDT adopting it as their corporate racing colours way back before I was born.
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Originally posted by CP

I'm thinking that it may have something to do with HDT adopting it as their corporate racing colours way back before I was born.



I can't recall HDT or later official Holden teams running predominantly red colours. Even when there was a lot of red, white was still dominant.

A lot of the time, white was very dominant, mainly with black or red trim/stripes.


I wonder if the red on the badge was adopted in conjunction with Vauxhall.

But, the Holden 48/215 had the colour red on it's badge.

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Because it matches the bottom line of their financial reports

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