Overall, the participants covered 600 miles over the three-day event. All of those were timed, logged and driven over narrow, minor B-roads. More than half of their time was spent in the rain, fog and—in the Vosges Mountains especially—gusts of wind that could knock a grown man off his feet. Fortunately, motoring enthusiasts are the kind of people that have a “carry on regardless” attitude. So even if the weather was trying its best to spoil the atmosphere, it failed miserably, as new friendships were formed and camaraderie triumphed over the elements and odd breakdown.
Not that breakdowns happened often, which is probably the reason why the most popular car of any rally or classic car gathering is a Porsche 911. A car famous for its bulletproof reliability. The sheer number of various 911s taking part in the Rallye de Genève was not only astounding, but also interesting, as cars varied from a vintage 964, through to a first generation Targa and Grégory Driot’s (the ACG’s co-president) 1986 930 Turbo aka “The Widowmaker”, a nickname it has earned due to its notorious turbo-lag.