The participation of excellent Greek crews in the Historic Monte Carlo Rally has become an institution. SH comments, with images courtesy of Tasos Aronites, for an event where people made a difference.
Pre-holiday yesterday Sundaythe ideal prelude to an extraordinary event at Store Your Carhosted by Mr. Alexandros Christodoulou and companion him Ari Georgosopoulos. A high-level event under ideal conditions, in a place that you reasonably pay to visit.
We counted almost two hundred guests, a great company, with the warm atmosphere and interesting discussions transcending roles, titles and laurels. Nothing by chance, and the choice of guests was linked to the quality that characterizes a high-level event. In addition to the protagonists, drivers and co-drivers, members of the support team were also present, such as Petros Vassilopoulos, Evangelos Panaritis, Nikos Karanikolas, Konstantinos Piperos etc. With more or less experience, in an important role that will allow the Greek team to stand out.
You can on Sunday!
The word to the host Alexandros Christodoulou, who welcomed their guests with a substantive comment related to the quality of the participations. But also with the goal of the Greek team, which, being reliable and experienced, can be honored, and not just attend the award ceremony in Monaco, where formal attire is mandatory. Today, there, in an atelier-garage that you won’t find in Maranello, the clothing was smart casualwhat was exemplarily supported by the present uMinister of Transport and Infrastructure, Mrs. Christina Alexopoulou.
Elegant and with a brilliant speech, a politician with proven sensitivity for IA. Continuing his work Costas A. Karamanlis for the infamous IA plates, finally being issued. Sensitive for her too Road Safety, the only one in the government who is concerned about what hurts us, every day and more. Luckily he works with him Takis Pournarakiswho also knows how far the Avgenakis project has reached, in order to combine the RA with safe routes, a project signed by the FIA, currently on pause.
As expected, his speech is flawless and simple Ari Georgosopoulos, who was also responsible for the recommendations with the members of our national team. Common denominator is that they are all modest and when you meet them you want to socialize with them. With Christodoulou-Georgosopoulos and George Alevizopoulos, Dimitris Kalogera, Kostas Kofina, George Spiliopoulos, Maki Katohiano, George Georgakopoulos and their co-drivers. Nikos Palivos, Christos Dimopoulos, Kyriakos Kofina, Thanasis Spiliopoulos Jr, Dimitris Huffy and Tasso Douro. You will learn something important, beyond the information about both Fiesta, the 128 Rally, the two Mini, the Renault 5 Alpine and of course for the 2 liter Beta coupe, in the golden hands of our doctor Dr. Spiliopoulos.
Everyone in their own way, connected to their personality, but also their experience, in a difficult exercise that goes beyond the term “Regularity”. After all, Christodoulou, like K. Kofinas, are also shooting in the Sporting category, while we have no doubt that they will adapt ideally to the soil, etc., just as Vassilopoulos, Delaportas did.
For HMC Rally, we were reminded of the degree of difficulty that fascinates Giorgos Delaportas-Spyros Moustakas, who took the floor and took us on a journey. On snowy MC special tracks, with suitable or unsuitable tyres. Placement with a strong emotional charge by George, when o Regularity master he also put technical elements into the equation.
Delaportas–Mustache they finished second in 2019 with the black ECO Golf GTi. When they kept us up all night, while they paved the way for the evolution into an institution of a precise process that communicates our country at very high levels. Taking advantage of the dynamics of SISA, which supported the effort with the honest passion that characterizes its president, Mr. Michalis Mouzoukis. Present at the kick-off event for this year’s HMC Rally, as well as significant others from a community that shines and has our support. Like others of the communication by name, Nikos Tsadaris, Yiannis Stavropoulos (Motori), who do not usually attend events on Sunday afternoon. Unless it is something important, as in this case.
Have a good trip and “merde”, as the French comment when wishing before or during the race._ S. X.