Some of you may have actually seen the Ford Ute ad I put up last week, here's Holden's knock-off.

Not one to be outdone by the blue oval, Holden decided to run a TVC which embraced the honoured tradition of Circle Work.

Our hero farmer is in the middle of a serious drought (Australia was in the middle of one of the worst droughts in a century at the time), and he needs to make it rain (but not on strippers). How else to do this by creating a mini tornado out of donuts!

Of course a "Thunder" edition was released to cash in as much as possible before the VZ series was replaced by the hugely popular ZE (which the GTO and G8 is based on). The 'stock' SV6 was a 3.6l, but no man could show himself at a BBQ unless he had the SS (not Nazi) edition with a grunty 6.0L V8 throwing out 348hp and 376 lb/ft of torqueyness.


Here's a model in PMY for your Monday.