Maximum Attack – First of a periodic series on the history of rallying
The legendary Ferrari-engined Lancia Stratos won the Monte Carlo Rally in 1975/6/7 driven by Sandro Munari.
Photo: Fondazione Pirelli
It all started as a promo for Monte Carlo. Now, it’s a sport of world, European and many national championships that attracts TV viewers in 190 countries.
You might think talking about the 1894 Paris-Rouen Horseless Carriage Competition is a bit over the top, even for Vintage Racecar, but that was the very first motor race. OK, some get pedantic and call it a reliability trial, but the fact is the win went to the first car to cross the finish line, and what’s that if not a race?
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