The Holden name has been associated with transportation in Australia since James Alexander Holden established a saddlery business in Adelaide, South Australia. Holden holds a special place in Australia's history as the manufacturer of the first all-Australian car. Today Holden manufactures a range of vehicles and engines to meet Australia's motoring needs in the 21st century. Holden started involving vehicle production in 1913 as a motorcycle sidecar maker (like Jaguar). A few years later it also built car bodies and began supplying to GMâ