Ask ordinary people to name a famous motor rally, and the majority will reply Rally Monte Carlo. Practically everyone knows the most famous rally of all time.
The McKlein team with its photographers have combined with authors such as journalist and Monte Carlo Rally participant John Davenport and journalist Michel Lizin.
All concerned have searched through their memories and photo archives and have found more than that for which they were searching.
The result is a visually stunning book of amusement and diversions, with the best stories from the ninety rallies that took place between 1911 and today.
The rally is an almost inexhaustible source of anecdotes, drama and fate. There are involuntary and deliberately chosen shortcuts, a suitcase full of spikes spends the night at customs in London, a co-driver is forgotten, buses and taxis drive along with the cars.
And Michel Lizin describes a ride with Hannu Mikkola during the reconnaissance of the Burzet-Burzet stage as he sat clinging to the roll bar in the seatless rear of the Ford Escort.
Of course, all the classics are there, from Alpine to Zephyr among the cars, from Antraigues to the Col de Turini among the legendary stages.
Sébastien Loeb, Tommi Mäkinen, Walter Röhrl and all the other stars were always good for anecdotes, plus impressions in both words and pictures, exciting and moving memories and lots of exciting, funny and sometimes dramatic episodes.
Enjoy a trip through time covering one hundred and ten years, from the Rolls-Royce crews of the pre-war era to the antics of the Group B monsters, and to the WRC cars of today.
Come on a long journey through the wildest snowstorms and sample the treacherous ice, experience the magic of night stages and learn how the photographers scramble to the best secret spots close along the stages.
On top of all that, there is also a comprehensive review of the rallies, from 1949 up to 2021 for every year.
400 pages and 530 photos. Texts in English, German, French.
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