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COMMENT  Another snow-less Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique is over, but even without the white stuff to contend with, it was a tough test for man and machine. Persistent fog on the long concentration run meant crews arrived in Monte Carlo already tired. Then, over the next four days, followed a series of regularities better described as special stages, where accuracy to the second was imperative for a top one hundred placing. Finally, and as always, the Turini and Col de Porte claimed their share of unwary drivers, perhaps as many as 35 crashed out during the last hour of the rally. No snow and no ice, but still a great event.

Peter Baker





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RETRO-FACT   Late in 1956 conflict between Egypt and the UK resulted in oil supplies to the UK via the Suez Canal being violently disrupted to a point that rationing was introduced. Although selected race meetings, such as the Grand Prix d'Europe, were scheduled to go ahead, the 1957 Exeter Trial and even the Monte Carlo Rally were cancelled. Perhaps we should think ourselves lucky.


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