Monte Carlo Rally
The Monte Carlo Rally began in 1911, but during the twenties with such interest from manufacturers and keen driving enthusiasts wanting to expose the quality and durability of their cars, the rules allowed competitors to select their own departures far and wide across Europe.
They may not yet be household names even in their native United Kingdom but Kris Meeke and Elfyn Evans are aiming to establish
Meeke now has the opportunity to revive rallying's profile beyond the specialist press and back into the mainstream. The man from Dungannon's elevation to the big time may not only give WRC fans in the UK someone to focus their hopes on, it could give the sport and the industry around it a real boost.
I listened without a break (almost) to the World Rally Championship radio broadcast whilst the cars drove on some of the world's most famous but dangerous routes.