This past week the official list of accepted entries into the 2017 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique was issued. I am pleased to say that the entry of Dan Allven and I has been accepted into this significant European rally. Dan and I competed together in this event last year.
Dan has spent a large part of the past year getting ready for this rally. Dan sold the 1964 Fiat 2300S Abarth coupe that he had entered last year’s Rallye Monte Carlo Historique. He located a 1961 Volvo PV544 in Sweden that was in great condition. Using this car as a starting point, Dan made a number of improvements to make the PV544 a good rally car. These improvements were done at a very competent workshop in Sweden, where needed Volvo performance improvements and parts are understood and available.
Dan’ Allven’s 1961 Volvo PV544
We were also able to secure a starting position in our first choice for a starting city of Bad Homburg, Germany. Further because of the manufacture date of the car and the size of the engine, we will be competing in Category I, Class 2. Class 2 is for cars with engines that are less than 2,000cc. Our Volvo has the 1,800cc engine.
I am pleased that there is one all-American entry in this year’s Rallye Monte Carlo Historique. The team of Adam Lindemann/Martin Eyers are entered in a 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 MkII. They will also be competing in Category I, but will be in Class 3 due to the engine size of the big Healey. Their starting city will be Reims, France, so I don’t know if I will have a chance to meet them, but I hope to. I wish them well.
For a complete list of the accepted teams, click on the pdf file below:
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