These stories are all from the pages of Historic Motor Racing News. Some have been abbreviated for this web site. If you'd like to receive the full version, go to Subscribe where you will find postal subscriptions available. A full subscription also entitles you to access the current issue online (available soon), so you can take it with you and read it anywhere, and we are working on providing full access to our archives of back issues exclusively for our subscribers. Those who subscribe online are automatically given access to our bulletin board area.
With 850kms of which over 300 are special stages, the Tour de Corse Historique very much follows in the tyre tracks of the original Tour de Corse of which it is a revival and a celebration. Each year in October over 200 historic car drivers line up for a five-day tour of the magical, mountainous island at the time of year when the weather is almost always crystal clear and still warm and mild. Open tocompetition cars up to 1990, there is a race class and a regularity category, and the in both is fierce with many ex-rally champions and regularity specialists taking part. Fighting for a win in one of the many classes, from period E (1947 to 1961), all the way up to the J2 cars of the ‘80s and early ‘90s, the competitors all have one thing in common:
1955 was the year in which Jean Rédélé conceived the Alpine, a sports car with agile handling and good performance on tight and twisty roads, enabling the little Berlinette to win many events, including the Tour de Corse on four occasions. The new A110 that Rallystory principle and ex-rally driver Hervé Charbonneaux tested on these same roads lives up to its heritage. With half a century’s experience of organising rallies in Corsica, Rallystory invites all owners of Alpines - from 1955 to 2019 - to a special event, run on a friendly and non-competitive basis, with no special preparation required: the Alpine Rally. The programme includes three full days’ driving on the most beautiful roads of Corsica, from the Cap Corse, the Agriates desert, la Balagne, the Gulf of Girolata, the Calanques of Piana, the Mother-of-Pearl coast (following in the tracks of the World Rally Championship), to the jagged needles of the col de Bavella (3996ft) and Alta Rocca with the lion of Roccapina.
The Truck stop in Örebro is to become a service site and the start and finish of the KAK Midnight Sun Rally in 2019. The huge area (55,000 square metres) will not only give the 180-200 competitors and their teams, trucks and caravans all the space they need, it will also be, “A full service area that few rallies can match,” said Wilhelm Douglas from KAK, as organisers have taken the idea of a service park a few steps further and will provide fully equipped garages, access to a tyre shop, car wash facilities and much more. The huge area will also give space and parking to thousands of spectators, who will be welcomed with events and experiences for all ages including an ‘open