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A CONVOY of hundreds of Holdens will pay tribute to the departing marque at the VALO Adelaide 500.

On Saturday, December 3, the Holden Tribute Cruise will depart from the former Holden factory at Elizabeth and head to the Victoria Parklands Street Circuit.

There, the reborn Adelaide 500 will play host to Holden’s last ever Repco Supercars Championship race on Sunday, December 4.

“This is an outstanding way to pay tribute to a South Australian icon, as the Holden brand bids farewell to Supercars,” said South Australian premier Peter Malinauskas.

“It is fitting Holden’s final race will be at the Adelaide street circuit and the Holden Tribute Cruise will give Holden fans a chance to commemorate this historic occasion.”

Malinauskas will be taken for a tour of the circuit aboard a Craig Lowndes-driven Holden.

“Holden has been such a strong, iconic brand in Australia, I’m very proud to have won all three of my Supercars Championships in a Holden, as well as four Bathurst 1000s,” said Lowndes.

“The Lion has been a huge part of my life in both my career and personally.

“I am honoured and humbled to give Holden the send-off they deserve in Adelaide, where they have seen so much success over the years both on and off the track.”

Tickets for the cruise will be released tomorrow from 9am ACST.

Holden owners who have already purchased event tickets can upgrade their ticket from tomorrow via Ticketek.

Peter Malinauskas (second from right). Pic: Supplied
Connor O’Brien joined V8 Sleuth in 2022 as website Editor. He won the Supercars Media Award in 2017 while working as a sports reporter at the Gold Coast Bulletin, before stints at Supercars and Speedcafe. During his time at V8 Sleuth he's twice (2022, 2023) been named Journalist of the Year at the Supercars Media Awards.