One of the nice things about taking part in the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique is seeing the cars that are entered. This is especially a treat for someone from North America because many of the cars are not commonly seen over here. As a result, I thought that I would share some of the random photos that I took of some of the other competing cars.
We frequently saw the Alfa Romeo shown below on the road. Both Dan Allven and I were impressed by the way that this car handled. It was obvious that this car was very well prepared.
1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 Ti
The Jaguar XK 140 shown below was very impressive. On one long stage, this car caught up with us, easily passed us, and soon disappeared. The power of the Jaguar’s engine was on full display.
1956 Jaguar XK 140 Coupe
There were several MGBs entered in the event. As the owner of several MGBs in the past, it was nice to see these cars in a competitive environment. The wheels were interesting. The knock-offs indicate that the car was originally fitted with wire wheels. Most of the “mini-lite” designs wheels that I have seen are a bolt-on design.
The Gaz Volga shown below was a car that I had not seen before. This was one of the larger cars in the rally.
1960 Gaz Volga M21
I think that there were more Minis entered in the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique than any other car. This is not surprising as the Mini is very closely associated with the Monte Carlo Rally.
A Brace Of Minis
In the late 1950s and early 1960s Mercedes-Benz was quite active in rallying – even winning the Monte Carlo Rally in 1960 in a 220 SE. Below is a 1964 version of the same Mercedes-Benz car model.
1964 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE
There were several Lancia Fulvia cars entered in the rally. They all looked great!
1972 Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1.3S
The Volvo 122S shown below combined the good power of its engine with the overall reliability of the Volvo cars.
1965 Volvo 122S
Recently I have been posting information about the Renault Dauphine cars. The Renault 8 show below was the successor car to the Dauphine.
1969 Renault 8
Rover cars are not commonly seen in North America, especially in a rally. This Rover made to trip to Monte Carlo all the way from Glasgow, Scotland.
1964 Rover 2000 SC
There were quite a few Porsche 911 variants in the rally, but it was nice to see the Porsche 356 in the event.
1962 Porsche 356 B
The “Big Healey” shown below looked like a very serious rally car. This was a very impressive car.
1962 Austin Healey 3000 Mk. II
There were over 300 cars entered into the 2016 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique and almost everyone was an interesting car. The event was a rolling car show with many spectators along the route.
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