Rallye Monte Carlo Historique

Date 27 – 02 February 2022

Who wouldn’t want to ‘do the Monte’? What a thrill to relive the escapades of Paddy Hopkirk, Björn Waldegård, Jean Ragnotti and so many more heroes of Rallye Monte Carlo. It’s a thrill and a privilege to follow just a few days behind the modern-day Monte, but it’s tough, too, with snowy Alpine cols to negotiate in the last pre-Monaco stages. Competitors start from all over Europe and only cars of a type that took part between 1911-’80 are eligible. You’ll find that small, agile cars are just as likely to win as powerful models, as 2019’s Renault 8 victory proves. You’ll be mixing with a few rally greats, too, because drivers such as Ragnotti, Walter Röhrl and Bruno Saby still regularly take part. For a slightly easier – but still challenging – ride, the Rallye Monte-Carlo Classique follows mostly the same route but without some of the time-keeping elements. Both are organised by the Automobile Club de Monaco.


Drivers such as Ragnotti, Walter Röhrl and Bruno Saby still regularly take part.

Drivers such as Ragnotti, Walter Röhrl and Bruno Saby still regularly take part.