This past weekend the Automobile Club de Monaco released the entry list or as they referred to it, the Committed List, for the 2018 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique. As with last year, the list has 315 cars. Unlike the past two years, I will not be taking part in the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique as a navigator this year. I am also disappointed that there are no American entries into this event this year. There is one Canadian entrant, Hubert Blanchard, who will be navigating for Didier Mourenon of Monaco. Other than Hubert, there are no other North American entrants. This is a shame as the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique is a very enjoyable and challenging rally experience.
The complete current entry list can be seen by clicking on the following file:
A couple of entrants are teams that Harald von Langsdorff and I got to know while we were participating in the 2017 Baden Classic in Germany. One team, Michael Muller and navigator Gerhard Spiesberger were our team members when we won the team prize at the Baden Classic. Michael and Gerhard will be competing in a 1977 Saab 99EMS.
Michael Muller/Gerhard Spiesberger Will Be In A 1977 Saab 99EMS
The other entrant who we met is Michael Bruns who will be driving a 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint with navigator Frank Westenburger. At the Baden Classic Michael had his son as his navigator.
Michael Bruns/Frank Westenburger Will Be A 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint
Both of these entries are part of the Historic Rally & Racing Team of Germany. This is a very accomplished team, made up of a number of competitive entrants who work closely together to get very good results. I expect the team members to do rather well in this rally.
Another team that I know and will be watching is a 1965 Mustang driven by Peter Fogelberg with Dan Allven navigating.
Peter Fogelberg/Dan Allven Will Be In This 1965 Mustang
Good luck to all of the competitors in the upcoming Rallye Monte Carlo Historique. I am envious as I am not navigating in the rally this year. If you have any comments or questions about this post or the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique, then please leave a comment below or you can send me a private email message at the following address: shanna12 at comcast dot net