Drivers such as Ragnotti, Walter Röhrl and Bruno Saby still regularly take part.
Rallye Monte Carlo Historique
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.