Holden has raised $65,000 for Lighthouse by auctioning off limited-edition Commodores in October to pay tribute to its Australian manufacturing heritage and raise vital funds for great causes. This once-in-a-lifetime auction provided Holden lovers with a chance to bid and own a slice of motoring history.
The limited edition Director Commodore – the most advanced Commodore ever made in this country was auctioned raising over $130,000. Its stunning features include Magnetic Ride Control Suspension, Performance seats, Brembo brakes and 20 inch wheels and tyres. Its unique build number of 05 is a fitting tribute to the original Director and the man who created it, the late Peter Brock.
Lighthouse Patron Bev Brock OAM proudly introduced Holden to our important work ensuring this rare opportunity could benefit our Lighthouse young people and programs. Of the money raised from the auction of the Director V8 Auto Sedan #5, funds raised will support Bev’s chosen charity, Lighthouse Foundation. We thank Bev for her long-standing support and her incredible advocacy to ending youth homelessness.
This special auction was part of Holden’s Dream Cruise Celebrations, held on 15 October which featured a parade of Australian-made Holden cars in Elizabeth in Adelaide’s north.
This event brought together Holden customers, enthusiasts, employees, locals, celebrities and supporters to celebrate the car manufacturing giant’s achievements, its important place in Australian society and their support of homeless young people. Our Patron Bev shared Lighthouse’s story and inspired those involved to contribute to our mission of ending youth homelessness together.
We thank Holden and the Australian community for getting behind this great initiative and for bidding to support our programs and young people. These vital funds will ensure homeless young people are supported to overcome their trauma and build vital life skills preparing them for their futures.