40 Rallying Years of Renault Alpine
When the Manufacturers World Rally Championship launched in 1973, the big players such as Ford, Lancia and Porsche had no idea that a rally car created by a little specialist French manufacturer Alpine would be a world beater.
Despite its basic design and reliance on mostly production mechanical components from the Renault parts bin, the small but beautifully proportioned Alpine A110 Berlinette coupe trounced the competition and
won the first ever WRC title.
The A110 proved a formidable rally machine packing 180 Renault bhp into the rear of a car weighing 620kg. Rally enthusiasts who stood on the edge of a forest special stage or an icy, twisting mountain pass to witness those striking bright blue coupe's roaring through to success with French rally aces Andruet, Nicholas, Therier and Darniche at the wheel.
Relive those memories at Race Retro 2013 with a rare selection of the fabulous 'Berlinette' in both static display and on the high octane live action rally stage.