The Alpine Rally: a 100 year treasure

Rally historian, Bruce Keys, takes a close look at the history of the Alpine Rally, from the very first running in 1921 through to this year’s 100th anniversary event.

Traditionally, the Alpine Rally has been a supreme contest between man, machine and terrain.

This mantra has existed from the very early years when the reliability of cars was a question mark as to if they would even reach the finish line, let alone worry about speeds or timing!

A far cry from today’s Alpine Rally, based on Special Stages, where every second of every stage counts…

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Peter Whitten

Peter has been the editor of RallySport Magazine since its inception in 1989, in both printed and online form. He is a long-time competitor, event organiser and official, as well as working in the media. In 2020 he received a Motorsport Australia 'Media Service Award'.
Peter has been the editor of RallySport Magazine since its inception in 1989, in both printed and online form. He is a long-time competitor, event organiser and official, as well as working in the media. In 2020 he received a Motorsport Australia 'Media Service Award'.

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