A40 Farina Mk1 'Alf', 1960 Monte Carlo Rally, Winner: Coupe des Dames, Pat Moss & Ann Wisdom
A40 Farina Mk1 'Alf', 1960 Monte Carlo Rally, Winner: Coupe des Dames, Pat Moss & Ann Wisdom. Pat Moss and Ann Wisdom's winning of the Coupe des Dames, or 'Ladies Prize', on the 1959 Monte Carlo Rally had been well publicised and BMC thus entered the pair in the 1960 Monte, always the season opening event in January, driving a similar A40. The little 1-litre A40 was one of Pat's favourite cars because it handled well, was the right size for rallying, responded well to tuning and the driving position suited her stature. BMC Competitions Department at Abingdon, where both Pat and 'Wiz' were very popular with the mechanics, built a new example for this event, 947 AOF, which Pat, who nearly always named her cars, immediately christened 'Alf'.