"It is sad, but the thing is, we've all accepted that it's the end of Holden but it doesn't mean the brand is dying - the people who have the cars will keep it alive."
That was the sentiment clearly displayed on Saturday, as dozens of Holden enthusiasts, many from the Holden Car Club, drove by Kensell's Holden for their piece of memorabilia.
Toranas, two-door Monaros, VHs to the very last VF Commodore ute made, all had their photo taken with the Holden sign before it's taken down for good.
Michael Ross, Kensell's fixed operations manager and Holden enthusiast himself, was astounded.
"I've lived in Tamworth my whole life and saw vehicles I'd never seen on the road before - where did they all come from?" he laughed.
It was a real trip down memory lane, with many coming who had seen the Holden signs and the Kensell's logo above the dealership for going on 60 years.
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General Motors decided to retire the Holden brand in both Australia and New Zealand by 2021, truly the end of an era.
"There will always be the people passionate about the brand, the name," Mr Ross explained.
"[W]e are all hoping we can pass our Holdens on to our kids, and our kids carry it on."