A Holden FX driven by a team of Aussies was the oldest classic to overcome the freezing conditions of the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique on Friday as it marked the 60th anniversary of another FX competing on the event.
Almost put out of the running with a faulty wheel bearing, the machine limped over the finish line at 3:30am on Friday morning after some ‘on the fly’ repairs from the crew.
The Holden was driven by five-time Bathurst 1000 winner Craig Lowndes, owner Gary Poole and Richard Davison, a grandson of one of the original crew members.
While the FX grabbed much of the pre-event publicity, it was a pair of Alpine-Renaults that took first and second place after 15 stages.
Driven by Sébastien Chol and Gérard Brianti, the winning cars completed the event 21 secs ahead of an A310 driven by Jean-Pierre Coppola and Olivier Sussot.
A Porsche 911 driven by Fabio Babini and Andrea Capsoni took third.
Find out more on the rally’s website.