The other major events of the year

  • Monte-Carlo Television Festival
    June 2024
  • Monaco Energy Boat Challenge
    July 2024
  • Monaco Art Week
    July 2024
  • Jumping International de Monte-Carlo
    July 2024
  • Monte-Carlo Summer Festival
    July 2024
  • Artmonte-carlo
    July 2024
  • Summer Exhibition - Grimaldi Forum Monaco
    July 2024
  • The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra - Concerts at the Prince's Palace of Monaco
    July 2024
  • Herculis EBS
    July 2024
  • Monaco Red Cross Gala
    July 2024
  • Monaco Yacht Show
    September 2024

Rallye de Monte-Carlo Historique

Taking place shortly after the WRC Monte-Carlo Rally, the Rallye de Monte-Carlo Historique will see classic cars compete over a series of regularity stages between 31 January and 7 February. The route taken by the competitors this year will be as eclectic and authentic as ever, with both Glasgow and Milan returning as starting cities.

Celebrating the history of the WRC

Just three days after the WRC Monte-Carlo Rally comes to a close, the competitors approved to race in the 26th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique will take their turn to muster in their starting cities. And they will face an equally exacting route. As usual, the ‘Historique’ is reserved for cars that took part in Monte-Carlo Rallies between 1911 and 1983.

This Rally, under the High Patronage of Their Serene Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Monaco, and organised by the Automobile Club de Monaco, is an official FIA international event, with a total length of 2,152 km to 3,572 km, split into six stages including 17 regularity stages.

Only cars similar to models that ran in the first 51 Monte-Carlo Rallies (up to January 1983) are eligible to take part, making this event a great opportunity to admire some legendary vehicles!

Unlike the WRC Monte-Carlo Rally, the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique takes place on public roads, and teams are strictly required to obey local traffic laws in each country they pass through, at every stage of the competition.

At the end of the Rally, the penalties collected along the route (for speeding, failing to follow the rules, taking an incorrect route, etc.) are converted into points. The team with the smallest points total tops the final rankings and is declared the winner.

In keeping with tradition

The Organising Committee of the Automobile Club de Monaco, committed to ensuring this 2024 Rally is as spectacular as ever, has brought back the special regularity stages that have historically provided the biggest thrills of the event! Once again, there will be a packed field of competitors vying to take the crown of Claudio Enz and Cristina Seeberger, whp won last year’s Rally driving a 1970 Lancia Fulvia 1.3 S.

The 2024 Rally will get under way on Wednesday 31 January, when the first concentration run begins in Glasgow, followed by  Bad Homburg, Reims, and Milan on Thursday 1 February. The destination in all cases will be the Principality of Monaco. The first teams are expected to reach the rally point on the afternoon of Friday 2 February.

This year, the route features some iconic stages, most of which have been used by the WRC World Championship sister event.

The Final Stage will start from Monaco during the night of Tuesday 6-Wednesday 7 February. The last night of driving will take in two classic stages from the history of Monegasque rallying, namely “Sospel - Col de Turini” - where the teams will be timed as they reach the summit, as in previous WRC editions - and “La Cabanette - Col de Braus”, where the route winds through the mountain passes Col de L’Orme (1,000 m) and Col de l’Ablé (1,149 m).

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