The Alpine Rally, also known by its official name Coupe des Alpes, was a rally competition based in Marseille and held from 1932 to 1971. In the 1950s and the 1960s, it was among the most prestigious rallies in the world and featured an international route, consisting of famous mountain passes in Europe.
The rally was first held in 1932 under the name Rallye des Alpes Françaises. After World War II, it continued as the Rallye International des Alpes in 1946. Although the event still started and finished in France, the route became international in 1948 and until 1965 featured famous mountain passes in Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. In 1953, the Alpine Rally was included in the inaugural European Rally Championship (ERC) calendar. The rally was very popular during its heyday.
This is the definitive book on the history of the Alpine Rally, from its origins to its rebirth:
- More than 500 pages and almost 1,000 photographs and illustrations
- Text in French with full English translation: THE ALPINE RALLY
- All editions of the rally between 1946 and 1971 are described in detail
- Archive photos and exceptional historical documents
- Testimonies of pilots and co-pilots of the time
- List of participants and rankings from 1946 to 1971
- Full lists of editions organized by Rallystory from 1988 to the present day.