I found out today that our entry has been accepted into the 2019 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique. I will be navigating for Dan Allven who lives in Monaco. I am pleased to be able to take part once again in this major car rally. Overall, the rally starts on January 30, 2019 and ends on February 6, 2019 in Monaco.
Dan’s car for this rally will be a 1965 Mustang with a 289V8 engine that has significant power. At this time the car is being refreshed as preparation for the rally. For me, as a navigator, I will have the challenge of becoming familiar with the Spanish-built Blunik rally computer that will be fitted in the car. These days I am busy bench testing this rally computer in my basement workshop.
Dan Allven’s Mustang
Some of the rally details are shown on the image below. As can be seen from the map below there are seven starting cities this year in the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique:
- Bad Homburg
Our starting city will be Monaco. I look forward to being in Monaco again. It is a very interesting, upscale place to visit and very friendly towards automotive events.
2019 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique Overview
There are a lot of moving parts to the rally with all of the various starting cities and the challenges of bringing all of these cars together. While it is of little competitive consequence or advantage, I like to prepare an overall schematic of the Concentration Run. It helps me to understand what is happening around me. When I understand what is happening around me, then it helps to clear the mind and allows me to better focus on the things that I have to do in the car.
The following schematic shows, in a very simple way, how all of the cars will complete the Concentration Run to get to Valence, France for the start of the major timed portion of this rally.
2019 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique Concentration Run Schematic
Note only does the above schematic show the connections among the cars who leave from the different starting cities, it shows where the time controls, passage controls, and the regularity sections are.
If you have any comments or questions about this post or the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique, then leave a comment below or you can send me a private email message at the following address: shanna12 at comcast dot net