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1955 Monte Carlo Rally Glasgow start

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Conquest is third car away
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A few links to additional photos in this post http://forum.dloc.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=2612

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Superb.

Thank you both for posting.

No four wheel drive there to assist !!

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The Historic Monte-Carlo Rally gets away from Glasgow today (29th January 2020) with a Daimler Conquest competing.
See http://www.retro-speed.co.uk/showfeature.asp?art=27545 for more details.
Peter Baker has been getting his car ready over the last few months, it is a DJ250 and was on the cover of the Driving Member recently.
Note the Halda Speedpilot fitted to the dash.
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Does the rally go through The Alps? There was a good snowfall there recently. I hope he took snow chains or the modern equivalent or studded tyres.

I remember a cartoon many years ago of a Mini which had skis on the roof. It overturned and continued on the skis! :D

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How the weather has changed though since the 1955 Rally.

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Glasgow start 19:03.
Overnight in Harrogate, then Banbury at lunch time.
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Those headlights look brighter than old ones. I hope he's got an alternator instead of a dynamo as the fog lights will probably be needed too.

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I did a brief scan of Daimler Days Vol 2 and there were few references to the Conquest in the Monte, however there was a reference to a Consort taking part in 1951 - it finished and won a prize.

I’m thinking of entering next year in the DB18..... have to get the heater fixed and some stone guards for my headlamps 😃
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