The 26th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique started on January 31 and lasted until February 7, 2024. 233 cars started from four corners of the world.

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31 January – 07 February 2024

Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique is known as one of the most prestigious competitions among historic rallies – not least thanks to the efforts of Prince Albert of Monaco, and earlier – his father, Prince Rainier. Albert’s widely known collection of rare cars was added this year by another exhibit – a coupe DB Frua, restored in the Prince’s workshop, on which his father performed in 1953. Such an attitude to history evokes sincere respect and admiration – which, in fact, unites all participants of the annual winter Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique.

Volodymyr Nekrasov,
Editor-in-Chief of RALLY.IN.UA
Serhii Malik, Hennadiy Vilhotskyi

Our crew, one amongst many, set off from different European cities. As tradition dictates, we all converged on Monaco at the designated time, just as they did over a hundred years ago when the event truly embodied the spirit of a “rally,” meaning “gathering.” This year, crews started from four locations: Bad Homburg (Germany), Glasgow (Scotland), Milan (Italy), and Reims (France). We ourselves took off from Bad Homburg, piloting an Autobianchi A-112, expertly tuned by the renowned Italian firm Abarth.

Serhii Malyk

Having Ukrainian flags proudly displayed on our car at a competition of this calibre held immense significance. It served as a powerful statement, reminding everyone that Ukraine is not just a part of the European family in terms of politics and economics, but also in the realm of sport. In Germany, a couple approached us, their eyes welling up with emotion, and asked if we represented Ukraine. We confirmed proudly, and the woman started to cry, expressing words of support.
This year, I wasn’t expecting to repeat our team’s incredible victory at the 2022 Monte-Carlo Classique. But our primary goal remained the same – to raise the Ukrainian flag high at this prestigious historical competition.

KMAKM team results:

225 crew (Autobianchi A-112) – Serhii Malik, Hennadiy Vilhotskyi – 50th place in Group III, 177th place overall

Competition details:

233 crews started from 4 corners of Europe

26 crews did not finish

Participants were divided into four classes based on the year of car manufacture:

  • I – cars built before 31/12/1965
  • II – cars built from 01/01/1966 to 31/12/1971
  • III – cars built from 01/01/1972 to 31/12/1976
  • IV – cars built from 01/01/1977 to 31/12/1982


Michel Decremer and Hugo Jennifer (Belgium) in Opel Ascona 400 (1979)

The crews that finished in the TOP-10 of the overall standings performed on the following cars:

  • Opel Ascona 400 (1979)
  • Austin Mini Cooper S (1966)
  • Lancia Beta Coupe 1800 (1975)
  • Volkswagen Scirocco (1982)
  • Jaquar Mk2 3.8 (1961)
  • Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV (1971)
  • BMW 3231 (1981)
  • Porsche 911 T (1969)
  • Lancia Fulvia HF 1.3 (1968)

Source materials: RALLY.IN.UA, Вечірній Київ