Tulpenrallye 2008 Tulip Rally

In 2008 the classic Tulip Rally returned to Annecy, France, to commemorate the fact that 60 years ago the famous Dutch rally driver Maus (Maurice) Gatsonides (later known for the speed cameras that bear his name) and French rally ace Marc Angelvin came up with the idea of the Tulip Rallye whilst sitting on the shore of the beautiful Lac d'Annecy. All the contestants were parked at the huge and imposing Impérial Palace Hotel.

 

Shown here are shots taken on 4 May, the evening before the start.

Porsche 911

This year's winners were Rutger Reinders and Erwin Berkhof in their 1967 Porsche 911 S

Lake Annecy

Lac d'Annecy

 

Volvo 122

Volvo 122

Porsche 356

Porsche 356

Tulips

The Hotel gardens were approprately enough full of tulips.

Austin-Healey 100

1959 Austin Healey 100/6

 

Ford Lotus Cortina

1964 Ford Lotus Cortina

 

Alfa Romeo

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint