Story by Mitch McCullough

It was midnight in the Apennine Mountains, dark, and quiet except for the cicadas and a light breeze rustling through the pines, when two tiny cars, one Italian, one French, came around a curve and raced down the mountainside, slipping through the wilderness as they heade…

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Coupefan
Coupefan Reader
10/21/23 11:25 a.m.

Alas, all of my Italians are too young to take part.  Even my oldest is 16 years a baby to the requirements.   

mattmacklind
mattmacklind UltimaDork
10/25/23 7:49 a.m.

Beautiful article. Great way to travel.  I was recently in Greece and came upon a passing rally/tour, the Peloponnese.  I was instantly jealous.  I only caught these two cars sadly, and they ar both Fulvias although I saw several other vintage makes. 

mcloud
mcloud New Reader
2/11/24 1:01 p.m.

The MONTE CARLO HISTORIQUE is another good rally, perhaps more challenging that this one.

tolyarutunoff
tolyarutunoff New Reader
2/11/24 2:11 p.m.

we ran it 2 1/2 times; cooper/mg and c3 cunningham.  no crew, couple of stopwatches.  back when they had a trophy for the best car from each country, we were beaten for the u.s.a. trophy in '94 by a couple germans in a 300sl who entered from their scottsdale address.  i don't think they had us passports...oh well...it was great fun.  i also navigated for sandy orttewell in his '24 alfa 1500 sport in '05.  it had about half as many entrants then

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