Kurbads transports “Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique” participants’ cars from Latvia
The transport company’s “Kurbads” car carriers are transporting two retro rally cars from Latvia to the prestigious “Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique” in France.
Agris Stanēvičs, enthusiast of the historic cars and former Latvian rally ace, together with Jānis Kirkovalds will drive the elegant 1974 Lada “1500 S” widely known as VAZ “2106”. The crew has participated in the Monte Carlo retro rally for several times, finishing in eighth position last year.
“We want to improve the last year’s result and we are hoping to finish on the podium,” Agris Staņēvičs reveals team’s aims in the rally. He describes the rally as “breathtaking driving experience through snowy serpentines. The traditional night stages are hard but every kilometer gives you immense satisfaction”.
The other Latvian team will participate with a car that is unusual and exclusive both in Latvia and also worldwide – the 1956 Jaguar “XK 140”. The car’s design draws attention with it’s flowing lines that are very characteristic for the cars from the 1950s. Under the hood there is a 3,4l straight six engine that provides 190 HP. More than enough to test the driver’s skills on the narrow mountain roads.
The 19th “Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique” will take place from January 27th to February 3rd.
Only cars manufactured from 1955 to 1980 are eligible to participate. Annually more than 250 teams race with some spectacular machinery like Porsche 911, Porsche 356, Alpine Renault A110, BMW 2000, Lancia Fulvia 1600 and many other iconic vehicles.
Often local enthusiasts show great interest in the VAZ and Volga cars entered by Latvian teams.
“Kurbads” wishes endurance to the vehicles and the great results for the drivers!