You’re never too old for the Monte Carlo Rally
- 26th January 2018, 9:06pm
He won the Lyon Charbonnieres rally in his Mercedes 300SL and let Sir Stirling Moss drive this car, with him as co-driver, on the Tour de France, in which they together finished second.I first met Georges when Francis Reste, then l’Equipe’s chief rally reporter, took me to his restaurant in Paris (“Le Volant”) where he greeted this English journalist as if I was family. We then we met up in Abidjan when he brought a Lancia Delta HF 4WD to the Bandama Rally.
The last time was in Monte Carlo in 1999 when he took part as the co-driver for the legendary Jean Vinatier in a Group N Subaru Vivio, at the age of 86.He was invited to the pre-event presentation where he insisted he posed with me. I was so surprised that I missed the best part of it all. The organisers had given him competition number 86!
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