Li GE-Brescia-Li GE

Li GE-Brescia-Li GE

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Li ge-Brescia-Li ge is a rallying event organised once in 1958 and recreated as a historic rally in 2008 and subsequently. The 1958 event was the only international rally of that era to be organised exclusively for cars with engines under 500cc. Races for small-engined cars were common at the time, but capacity limits for rallying were only used to differentiate classes: all other rallies, such as the Monte Carlo Rally, Tulip Rally, Alpine Rally and the Li ge-Rome-Li ge Rally were open to cars of all engine capacities. Li ge-Brescia-Li ge therefore represents a unique, pioneering attempt to use rallying to promote economical, "green" transport. Following the Suez crisis of 1956 and consequent petrol shortages and rationing across Europe, many manufacturers and small volume car constructors brought out tiny vehicles offering transport for two to four people with very low fuel consumption. Some were primitive in the extreme, but others were surprisingly sophisticated.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136584891
  • 9786136584898