The final preparations are in place for the Monte and we are delighted to share that we will be offering a ‘Service Facility’ at Banbury for the competitors in the Monte Carlo Classique and Historique on Thursday, 1 February. We will be there with our car, a 1949 MG TC, and will be servicing other rally vehicles during the stop in Bridge Street.
The free event is an exciting place to see the 27 cars that will stop in Banbury. The Historique class features vehicles built between 1955 and 1980, while Classique class includes vehicles built between 1911 and 1969. Cherwell District Council is coordinating the event with help from partners Banbury Town Council and the Oxford Motor Club. Cherwell chairman Cllr Maurice Billington, said: “Motorsport is part of this region’s DNA and I can’t wait to hear the rumble of those classic cars echo around the town centre. We will also be part of their adventure. When the historique rally last came to Banbury the streets were filled with people excited to see some fantastic cars. Those cars are now beloved classics and I hope as many of you as possible will head in to town on 1 February to greet the intrepid rally drivers and give them a raucous send off.”
The event takes place between 10am and 3:30pm and rally vehicles will start leaving the town from 1:30pm at one minute intervals.
The event also coincides with Banbury market and there will be extra street food stalls to help fend off the February weather.
We hope to see you there – and don’t forget to bookmark our live tracking page for real-time updates of our adventure.