13th Tour de Corse Historique

Images of the Tour - 10/22/2013

The first pictures of our photographers are here. check out the amazing pictures by Cathy Dubuisson, Frédéric Chambert and Haase Foto Classic in the Photos Gallery.

2013 Tour de Corse Historique videos - 10/22/2013

The videos of the 5 stages of the 2013 Tour by Star Production are on our Web TV www.historicrally-tv.com

2013 Tour results - 10/22/2013

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Lancia Stratos HF, a master stroke - 09/26/2013

With his new 160hpw front-wheel drive Fulvia HF, lucky winner of the Monte-Carlo 1972, Cesare Fiorio understood well that the Lancia days of glory in the new World Championship following next year were numbered.    The Alpine were doing very good despite some transmission problems, the...

Ferrari 308 GTB, unbelievable but true - 09/17/2013

The idea seems to be crazy at first thought. Making of a Ferrari a true rally car, Jean-Claude Andruet was already thinking about it when Ferrari was just looking for Formula 1 or the 24 Hours of Le Mans prototypes.   Andruet even pretends that it took him six years to convince everyone to...

Citroën DS 19 & SM Maserati, definitely unusual … - 09/14/2013

When it began, the Citroën DS was a quite surprising family saloon. At least, for its front wheel-drive and its famous hydropower “high pressure” system managing the hydro pneumatic suspensions, the braking and the steering or the semi-automatic transmission.   The engine, on the other hand,...

Talbot Sunbeam Lotus, magical puzzle ! - 09/13/2013

Dess O’Dell is is the crazy genius that invented the Sunbeam Lotus for Simca-Chrylser, no, sorry, for Talbot. Only Englishmen could think of such an idea.   The goal was to stimulate the sales of a new popular model which success couldn’t cross the Channel.   Take this little...

Ford Cortina Lotus, the making of the right formula - 09/06/2013

In the early 1960’s, Ford Europe was centering its sales on two main models: the Anglia (type 505), very popular in the UK where it was made, and the new Cortina, a higher range saloon.   And both of them went through the torment of competing. The economical Anglia had been adapted to every...

AC Cobra, a crazy challenge - 09/03/2013

Let’s go back to 1963 when the Tour de Corse was witnessing the debuts of the Alpine A110. But the actual reference of the time was a family saloon: the Citroën DS 19 driven by the talented René Trautmann. Or more precisely the ID 19 because the drivers would rather use the mechanical gearbox of...

Lancia Rally 037, the victory of intelligence - 08/27/2013

The Group B was just born and everyone had in mind the next four-wheel monsters that seem to appear everywhere, as the shorter and ultra-powerful Quattro for Audi, or at Peugeot’s, Ford, Rover with the Metro 6R4, etc. … so, when Lancia unveils its Rally 037 in the end of October 1981,the experts...

Alfa Romeo Giulia, beautiful machine - 08/25/2013

With the launching of the saloon Giulia during the spring 1962, Alfa Roméo sets the scene: the mythical racing track of Monza itself hosted the show. The Giulia, an average series saloon at that time, wanted to be considered as a sports car. As the sports car. Apart from the aggressive design,...

Jaguar Mk2, invention of the sports saloon - 08/23/2013

The reputation of the Jaguar was built thanks to the competition, especially by winning more than once in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and thanks to the line of sports models (SS, XK120, 140, 150, E-Type, etc. …) that came out of the Coventry factory. We can even pretend that Jaguar invented the...

Renault 5 Turbo, muscle car! - 08/22/2013

Made to be straightaway approved as a Group 3 (GT series), a Group 4 and then as a Group B, the R5 Turbo quickly replaced the mythical Alpine A110 in the hearts of the amateurs and especially of the private drivers. Small, with a central engine and wide-track chassis, it offers many assets....
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