A 1922 Hispano Suiza has won the third Monte Carlo Rally for vintage cars. This?
A 1922 Hispano Suiza has won the third Monte Carlo Rally for vintage cars. This year's rally attracted competitors from throughout both Europe and America.
SYNOPSIS: Cars started from Paris, Geneva, Frankfurt, and Barcelona on Sunday (9 July).
Car number 34, leaving a checkpoint, is a 1926 Fiat 509 SM.
One of the oldest cars was this 1923 Chenard and Walcker driven by Frenchman Gerard Beauvais.
The eventual winner, number 40, was one of the two oldest cars in the rally. Michel Seydoux de Clausonne's Hispano Suiza Boulogne is 56 years old. Actually finishing the course is almost as important as winning the race. The Cars have been carefully maintained or restored and many of the parts are handsome.
Englishman Charles Howard, in a 1936 Lagonda, finishes sharing, joint second place with France's Gerald Allegret driving a 1938 Peugeot 302 Darl 'Mat. Of the more than 90 cars that started the course, over 50 arrived in Monte Carlo. And when the rally has finished, spectators had the chance for a close-up view of some of the great cars from the early days of motoring.