One of the most popular cars at Cooly Rocks On was Mark Riek’s humble-looking FX Holden ute featuring one of the most highly developed street greys built in recent years

Turbo FX Holden

EVERY year at the famous Cooly Rocks On Festival, held over the June long weekend in Coolangatta, thousands of chrome-encased rides compete for the crowd’s attention.

This year saw everything from super-sharp Pro Street-style beasts, through to a couple of wild Roth-esque show rods, but one of the most popular cars was Mark Riek’s humble-looking FX Holden ute.

To the untrained eye, the FX looks like a fastidious restoration, though most would pick that the rims are a tad wider than stock. But from the moment he popped the bonnet, Mark’s FX drew big crowds, thanks to the wild grey-motor six under the bonnet. It is probably one of the most highly developed street greys built in recent years, featuring MoTeC EFI, a water-to-air intercooler and a T25 turbo.

The engine itself features a bunch of cool mods to help it cope with the boost, while the suspension, steering and brakes have also been thoroughly updated. It is a super-trick car and you can check it out in detail in the current issue of the mag.


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