History - OnThisDay - January 21st. 1911 - First Monte Carlo Rally in Monaco

On January 21st. 1911, the first Monte Carlo Rally took place in Monaco.



This is a rally event organized by the Automobile Club de Monaco.




The Automobile Club de Monaco is a motoring club who organizes the
Monte Carlo Rally and the Monaco Grand Prix.

Royal Link

The Monte Carlo Rally was ordered by Prince Albert I of Monaco.
The Rally would start across Europe and end in Monaco.


Facts

* In January 21st. 1911, 23 cars set out on 11 different locations.

* From 1973 till 2008 the Monte Carlo Rally was held in January.
   It was the first event of the Fia World Rally Championship.

Monaco Grand Prix parcours - own picture taken in 2013



Source pictures (except the last one): Wikipedia