The Automobile Club of Monaco has just released some more details about the 21st Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique which will be held from January 31 to February 7, 2018. The Rallye Monte Carlo Historique will start only three days only after the completion of the 86th Monte-Carlo Rally.
The 2018 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique will mark the 65th anniversary of the win by Ford Zephyr N°365 driven by Maurice Gatsonides-Peter Worledge in 1953. This victory is illustrated in the poster for this event.
I have also posted some information about Gatsonides’ win in my post of February 6, 2015
Gatsonides and Worledge And Their Ford Zephyr
The Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique only accepts cars which participated in the Monte-Carlo Rally between 1955 and 1980. There are three speed classes in which the slower cars can complete with the faster cars on a more or less equal basis.
There will be the following starting cities in 2018:
- Oslo – 1,611 km starting on Wednesday January 31 at 9:55AM
- Glasgow – 1,987 km starting on Wednesday, January 31 at 6:00PM
- Lisbon – 2,309 km starting on Wednesday, January 31 at 7:00PM
- Bad Hombourg – 1,028 km starting on Friday February 2 at 2:10PM
- Barcelona – 1,150 km starting on Friday February 2 at 2:30PM
- Monte-Carlo – 962 km starting on Friday February 2 at 7:00PM
- Reims – 801 km starting on Friday February 2 at 7:00PM
All crews will pass through Bourgoin – Jallieu (Isère), starting at Saturday February 3 from 6:10am. Then the crews will do two regularity stages before the concentration leg ends in Valence (Drôme) where the first crews are expected on Champ de Mars from 1:00PM onwards.
A Ford Falcon Rally Car In The 2017 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique
It appears that the majority of the rally will be based out of Valence until the crews enter Monaco beginning on Tuesday afternoon. The last two regularity stages, ZR14 and ZR15 will start from Monaco on Tuesday night starting at 9:00PM. I will have more details about the route and the rally in the coming months.
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