The Rallye San Remo celebrates its 50th birthday this year. The 1972 event marked a major change in rallying – the first major sponsorship deal - when the Lancia Team appeared with “Marlboro” logos.

The car now owned by South Australian Jeremy Browne, was driven by Barbasio and Sodano and finished second behind the similar car crewed by Ballestrieri and Bernacchini, helping Lancia to win the World Manufacturers’ Championship that year.

Browne bought the car in 1997, shipped it to Australia and carefully restored it for competition. It has since competed in many events in Australia, including finishing first outright in the 2000 Targa Tasmania Classic section.
In recent years the car has been driven by Jeremy in numerous European events, including competing in the San Remo Storico Rallye in 2002.

This year the car returns to San Remo for the 50th celebrations with the “Slowly Sideways” Group for a special demonstration as part of the IRC Rallye San Remo on September 25-27.
The Lancia will be driven by Browne and co-driven by regular Australian competitor Darren Masters.

The following week, the Lancia will participate in a parade of historic rally cars at the Rally of Spain, driving the stages after the first pass of the World Rally Cars.
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