Here are the first pictures of this years MONTE CARLO HISTORIQUE....we started again in torino, home of our FIAT 2300 S Coup?. after expecting very dry and sunny conditions everywhere, we finally found scandinavian conditions after entering the Ardeche Departement. very nice driving on snowcovered roads til we reached St Etienne where the Parc Ferm? was in the hall des expositions, but after 17 hours of driving almost too tired to go and have a look at all the cars there...except for the stratos and blue A 112
then business as usual, many spectators in St. Jean de Royans and some snow and ice again. then down towards south with a nice climb of the Col du Galibier right around sunset before arriving at the Ice Circuit de serre chevallier for a little special stage . over night in Briancon and next day crossing the Alpes Maritimes towards MONACO.as last year, from here on we start having brake problems!! arrival on the harbor and some rest before the final stage that saw some severe damage on the icy roads around col de turini...now I think we are all looking for some Group B cars as michel ferry stated at his speech at the Gala Dinner, that next year, the rally will be open for cars til 1986 ???!? that means that we all have to look for the group B cars this summerjoke or new concept ?