POTW: Monte Carlo or bust


This time last week we were out in Monaco for the Monte Carlo Historique. Our itinerary was driven - literally - by our Renault hosts to tail one of five Alpine A110s taking part in the event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the car's 1-2-3 victory in the Monte. That didn't go so well, our designated A110 driven by that 1973 winner Jean-Claude Andruet who, dazzled by our Megane's xenons, decided he was going to clear off and leave us to it.

We missed parc ferme but saw the cars in action
We missed parc ferme but saw the cars in action
Which was fine. But we missed out on seeing all the cars grouped together. Which is what we have here - parc ferme at the harbour in Monaco. And what a sight! If you want a taste of just how eclectic the event is take some time picking out some of the tastiest titbits lurking in this shot. It's kind of an automotive Where's Wally?, a couple of minutes' browsing turning up cars we'd only previously seen in the depths of the night in the hills above Monaco. Among this lot are the Renault 8 Gordini, baby blue 1974 Porsche Carrera, Fintail Mercedes and others we followed along the stages. There's even the Fiat 128 3P that we found upside down on a hairpin, here in happier times shortly before that slight mishap. Fair play - he was giving it death when he came past us.

Anyway, enjoy the pic and let us know your favourite from the crowd...

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  • vrooom 11 Feb 2013

    A era where you can buy extactly same car where your hero rallied on some stage somewhere...
    You certainly cant get citroen 4wd or ford fiesta rally car from your nearest dealer's show room...

  • 911stu 09 Feb 2013

    topalwaysdown said:
    I have spent about 15 minutes looking at this picture, so I decided to add a few notes to it...



    sjabrown said:
    Heaven. I can see so many cars I want. Especially the Peugeot 104 ZS lurking near the back.
    There are two that I can see, white one (A) and red one (B). I like the white one biggrin

    mickers70 said:
    I spy a Yugo ?
    I think so too (C), unless it's the equivalent Fiat on which it was based?

    There's also possibly a Lada (D), though I'm fairly certain that's a Fiat. I like the large Mercedes saloons too (E & F).

    Plug550 said:
    15 for me. What's the white car behind silver 26?
    If you mean the one I've labelled as G, it appears to be an unusually modified E Type.

    911stu said:
    Its like countdown, i have a definite 18, possible 19 ( the red one at the top of the picture has a glimpse of what looks like a 911 rear window and c pillar behind it)
    I have a definite 19, and number 20 is a possible that looks like it has non-standard rear lights (the silver one just above the 0).
    I did think that myself but it is a very long shot

  • topalwaysdown 09 Feb 2013

    Mermaid said:
    topalwaysdown said:
    mickers70 said:
    I spy a Yugo ?
    I think so too (C), unless it's the equivalent Fiat on which it was based?
    Looks like it - or a Simca?
    Just found it...



    The Internet said:
    309 – Stanislaw Postawka – Andrzej Postawka – - Zastava 1100 – Reims

  • Mermaid 09 Feb 2013

    W124 said:
    HA! the 3P!! I had one. A long, long time ago. When I was 19. It was truly great. Drive of my life was in that car.
    Truly avant garde in the mid 70's.




    Edited by Mermaid on Saturday 9th February 12:45

  • Mermaid 09 Feb 2013

    topalwaysdown said:
    mickers70 said:
    I spy a Yugo ?
    I think so too (C), unless it's the equivalent Fiat on which it was based?
    Looks like it - or a Simca?

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