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Daytona Speedweeks may be the rite of emergence from racing’s winter hibernation on our shores, but in Europe, it’s the running of the Monte Carlo Rally. That event is so venerated that, as with Le Mans, Monaco and Goodwood, it’s spawned a hugely popular offshoot limited to historic vehicles.
This year’s Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique, the 14th running, takes place January 23 through February 2, just after the actual rally that marks the opening round of the 2011 World Rally Championship. The primary historic rally starting points are Glasgow, Marrakesh and Warsaw, with Barcelona and Reims set as intermediate points for older or small-engine cars. Every make of car that’s ever competed at the real Monte Carlo is eligible, a long list that runs from A (Abarth) to Z (Zastava). Find out more at the Automobile Club de Monaco’s website.