The 1970s inner-city trendies faced off against suburban gangs; Peter Brock and Allan Moffat intensified the rivalry between Holden and Ford; politicians were under siege by car lovers; and it was a battle to stay alive on the roads.
The 1950s parents experienced the world through the windscreen and kids watched it go by from the backseat. By the 1960s the baby boomers had their own cars. They couldn't drive as fast as racing car champion Jack Brabham, but they felt like they could.
Once the U.S. giants General Motors Holden and Ford started manufacturing cars in Australia, and particularly with the arrival of the Holden FX, cars became affordable, gave Australian families a new level of freedom---and shaped cities.
Because it's never too early to plan Thursday night... two months from now.
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Premiered: October 16, 2011
Premise: A look at how cars have changed the way people live.