Monte Carlo Rally: The Golden Age, 1911-1980
by Graham Robson
Hardcover, 239 pages
11.5 x 8.75 x 1 inches
(28 x 23 x 2.8 cms)
Illustrated with over 300 photographs
Hundreds of entrants, in cars of all shapes and sizes, battled through mid-winter snow, fog, ice and darkness from far-flung starting points towards the magical principality of Monaco. Mishaps, breakdowns and smashes abounded, and competitors had tales to tell of cars teetering on the edge of precipices or rammed into snowbanks, frantically improvised repairs, close encounters and feats of crazy bravado. The first rally was run in 1911 with just 20 starters…in the peak year of 1953, there were no less than 404.
In this book every Monte Carlo rally held between 1911 and 1980 is covered individually. Written by the world’s leading rally historian, this book provides both the definitive history of the greatest motor rally of all time and an evocative view of a golden age of motoring history.
Sent personally dedicated and autographed by Vic Elford