The demise of Holden - announced last week by parent company General Motors - won't kill Supercars in Australia. But it will force the series, which kickstarts this weekend in Adelaide, to face its future with a sense of genuine urgency.
Even without GM's decision to axe the Holden name, it's unlikely that there would have been Holdens racing in Supercars for long. It always felt like the current factory deal, which is supposed to run through to the end of 2021, would be the last one for Holden in its traditional sense.
Then, best-case scenario, the out-of-production Commodore would be replaced by a racing Camaro or Corvette - backed by GM. None of that necessarily changes.