My friend, Michael Eatough, recently competed in the Paris-Vienna Rally. Michael was kind enough to send me a CD full of pictures that he took during the rally and during a post-rally visit to the Mercedes-Benz Museum. Michael’s CD is has a large number of interesting pictures, but I just picked a few to include in this post.
The photo below shows Michael standing beside his Mercedes-Benz 230S. This Mercedes-Benz is very well prepared and is reliable as a stone. Michael had a good finish in this rally.
The field of cars competing in the Paris-Vienna Rally had a large number of wonderful older British sports cars like Alvis and Bentley. I like the SS 1 shown below. I labelled the photograph as a Jaguar SS 1, but this car was built many years before the name Jaguar was adopted by the Swallow Sidecar Company.
The route of the Paris-Vienna rally went through some wonderful mountainous country.
Several days of the rally had some rather wet weather. This did not seem to deter the participants in the rally, even those in the older cars with their less than perfect convertible tops. The photo below shows a scene at a lunch stop on an overcast day. Note the wide variety of cars.
I like the picture below showing a rainbow in the mountains. Not all days of the rally were wet.
Michael sent me lots of other photos which I enjoy looking at. You can see via the photos that the participants in the Paris-Vienna rally had a great time.
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