Driving a Panhard Frenchmen Maurice Martin and Roger Bateau won the Monte Carlo Rally, Jan. 26.
Driving a Panhard Frenchmen Maurice Martin and Roger Bateau won the Monte Carlo Rally, Jan. 26. The second place went to Hans Walter and Walter Loffler of Germany who drove a Jaguar. The German pair started from Warsaw. Another French team came home in third place with Guy Jouanneaux and Alain Coquillet. Also driving a Panard they started from Paris.
Two British woman, Ann Hall and Valerio Donleo, won the Ladies cup with their Ford Anglia. This is the third year in Succession that the Ladies Cup has gone to a British pair. They started the 2,300 mile road trip in Paris.
In the final test the drivers had to race against the clock over three timed laps of the two-mile Monaco Grand Prix circuit. Of the 347 cars from twenty-one nations that started the Rally only 120 were left for the speed test.
At the end of the Rally there were several complaints from the drivers about the complicated handicapping formula. It is based on the relationship of the engine size to the weight of the car.