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1966 Monte Carlo Rally

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24 Jan 2021 02:10 #232125 by zukebob
I came across this article. Is this a (in)famous rally in the UK?

Disputed Rally

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24 Jan 2021 07:13 #232129 by Lambert
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Kinda yeah. I could start on about it but I would only get cross and have to moderate myself onto the naughty step for a week!

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24 Jan 2021 07:37 #232130 by sniper
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Mini's were a passion for many years.....

"Pretty" was a sky blue SPI Cooper road car with a few trick bits and 90bhp at the wheels, quick at around 108mph.....

"Pig" was a 1380 Jonspeed hillclimber on a 45 DCOE / Jack Knight Dogbox, 104bhp at the wheels, massive first gear and only good for 84mph but by christ it got there fast. On / off clutch that needed 4500rpm and about 10 clear yards at the lights.... Horrible to drive but I loved it...

I think the same fun factor is now found with my Jimny...... but at much lower speeds lol.......

 

Much like Lambert, i can talk for hours about the giant killer that is the Mini but that's for another place...

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24 Jan 2021 11:39 - 24 Jan 2021 11:40 #232140 by Soeley
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My first car was a 1986 Mini Mayfair in black. I have always loved the Mini, and in the past have read loads of books even David Vizards yellow Bible. If I remember correctly after one of the rallies the French didn't belive the the car was the same engine spec as road going Cooper, so they took a Cooper (can't remember if they were compairing 1275s or 1071s or 997s) and raced the showroom cat against the rally car (again I can't remember if it was a drag race or timed lap round a circuit), but the showroom car won.

So basically, yes the French changed the rules after the race started when they realised the nrearest French car was in 5th place
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24 Jan 2021 11:49 - 24 Jan 2021 11:50 #232142 by Roger Fairclough
"1000 years of Annoying the French" by Stephen Clarke.

Read it and you will understand.

Roger
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