Football Meat Pies Kangaroos and Holden Cars

Due to popular request, here’s a YouTube video of the classic Australian Holden TV ad from the 1970s, “Football, Meat Pies, Kangaroos and Holden Cars”. Apparently it’s similar to the jingle for Holden’s GM cousin in the United States: “Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet.”

Holden Car Commercial


Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube

Australia what’s your favourite sport? (Football)
…Snack? (Pies!)
…Animal? (Kangaroo!)
And what’s your favourite car Australia?
Holden!
Let me see that’s football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars huh?”
Well you sure sound like Australia to me!
We are!
Well then you better tell me again
Cause I might just forget!
We love football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars
Football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars
That’s football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars
Football and meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars
I think you better tell me again
We love football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars
In case you’re wondering this film is brought to you by
football, meat pies, kangaroos and Australia’s own car
They go together underneath the Southern stars
Football and meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars
Makes sense to me!
Football meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars
Football and meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars

Thanks to Phil Black of the Canberra Torana Club. See comments at Jalopnik Classic Ad Watch and BluebellRock at Live Journal.

What’s I’d like to find out is who sang this jingle, who put it together and when it came out. Looking forward to a few memories in the comments here as well…

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  • Skeeeter Boisverte

    It is footballs – Not soccer. All right!

  • pipppinu

    Finally Canuckie (I know that was you Skeeeter with the difference in a nom de guerre) you do a come to your senses and understand the many code of footballs in the downunder.
    Why I was just say to Ben Willing the other day in one of my many post to The Flog that soon Canuckie will be more smarter than me in the compos.
    Go The Roarers!
    Oie Oie Ole

  • Ken

    In South Africa, it was “Braaivleis [barbecue], rugby, sunny skies and Chevrolet”.

    It was a radio jingle, as there wa no TV until 1976, and no adveritisng until 1978.

    South African Chevrolets back then were based on Holdens, the Kommando and Constantia similar to Kingswoods, the Commodore was similar to the VB/VC Commodore. The Commodore is now sold as the Lumina.