1969 Coupe Des Alps Rally Video – The Mike Wood Rally Years

Welcome to the next instalment in the LAC’s very own Mike Wood – his life in rallying this time Mike looks back at The Alpine Rally, also known by its official name Coupe des Alpes, a rally competition based in Marseille and held from 1932 to 1971. In the 1950s and the 1960s, it was among the most prestigious rallies in the world and featured an international route, consisting of famous mountain passes in Europe.

These videos were films taken by Mike mainly during the reccee and during free time on the event. Obviously whilst out on the event itself Mike’s attention would have been elsewhere co-driving the car.

It wasn’t the most succesful of events for the Ford Team with Roger Clark, Jean-Francois, Ove Andersson and Mike and Hannu all retiring. In all of the 61 starters 41 were to retire.

Worth mentioning that Mike has just celebrated his 90th birthday – many happy returns Mike.

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