Holden Airship and APEC?

kenk 25 August 2007 24

Is it a coincidence? The last time I recall an airship over Canberra (advertising some obscure brand of chocolate) was when the US President was in town. In fact I vaguely recall it arriving in an enormous aircraft before being let loose (we are near the airport).

Now, with APEC bringing Dubya to Oz, I see the Holden airship buzzing around. I wonder if it is on its way to Sydney to watch out for snipers?

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24 Responses to Holden Airship and APEC?
Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 6:01 pm 28 Aug 07

It was mainly floating over the NCA’s fairly ordinary attempt at night-time markets at Commonwealth Place.
Kids liked it.
Haven’t raced on out and bought a Holden tho…

Genie Genie 8:55 pm 27 Aug 07

Have to admit on friday night it was pretty bloody hard to read what it said while driving around in the City – avoiding smashing into other cars was proving hard too

hingo hingo 11:45 am 27 Aug 07

The reason it is here is for the launch of the VE ute. Apparently it has the largest TV screen in the southern hemisphere on the side or something like that anyway. I like it!

Ralph Ralph 10:15 am 27 Aug 07

“Vote 1 – Greens”

Mr Evil Mr Evil 9:42 am 27 Aug 07

It has been advertising a Holden (runout?) sale of some sort.

It was here about the same time last year too, but during that visit it was also advertising apartments on Northbourne Ave, so it’s obviously not just for plugging Holdens.

I wonder how much it would cost to have it hang around Canberra for a day with “Stanhope’s A Loser” written on it????

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt 9:32 am 27 Aug 07

If you shoot a hole in a blimp, does it make a loud farting noise and shoot all over the sky like a leaking balloon?

lisagrace lisagrace 9:03 am 27 Aug 07

I thought it had something to do with the launch of the new Holden Ute, then someone else said it was something to do with ADFA open day, but that doesn’t make sense…

Anyone actually get to read it?

Maelinar Maelinar 8:57 am 27 Aug 07

A great day for a zeppelin ride perhaps ?

Thumper Thumper 8:12 am 27 Aug 07

Racing at Wakefield Park?

It was floating around Goulburn at around 1300 yesterday.

Pickle Pickle 10:56 am 26 Aug 07

Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 12:31 am 26 Aug 07

I’ve been a Ford man all my life. My parent’s brothers, uncles, cousins are all Ford.

But you know, this airship/blimp suddenly makes me want to buy a Holden.

N O T !!!!!!!

What a woftam this blimp thing is.

PS I’m a Holden man 🙂

Maelinar Maelinar 10:50 pm 25 Aug 07

** Disclaimer **
This activity has nothing to do with me, nor my elaborate prank.

el el 10:20 pm 25 Aug 07


Whatever happened to vg, anyway?

asp asp 10:18 pm 25 Aug 07

P.S. to any ASIO or Police reading this, by shot I mean photograph:)

asp asp 10:17 pm 25 Aug 07

Looked red to me. I’m going to be out and about tomorrow with a 100-400mm Canon lens. If I see it, I’ll try and get a shot.

Aeek Aeek 9:08 pm 25 Aug 07

that was Friday, around 6pm

Aeek Aeek 9:05 pm 25 Aug 07

Didn’t see any red on it from around Scrivener Dam and was too far away and off angle to read anything.
The lit grey stood out nicely against the dark clouds. APEC did cross my mind.

jamieson jamieson 8:27 pm 25 Aug 07
hairy nosed wombat hairy nosed wombat 8:25 pm 25 Aug 07

It could also be an attempt of ambush marketing by Holden. You know, have it fly a few laps around field where a football game is being played, that happens to be sponsored by Mazda.

cranky cranky 7:54 pm 25 Aug 07

Unless the snipers are already onboard!

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