Updated: Dec 29, 2022
Stirling Moss' Rally, The Game of the Monte Carlo Rally
First Published: 1954 Pepys Games, Castell Brothers Ltd., St. Cross Street, London
Illustrator or Designer: Lane of "The Motor"
Contents: 40 Cards, 6 Small Car Cards, 3 Fold-Out Route Cards + Rules Booklet
6 small Car cards, 14 High Speed cards & 14 Low Speed cards, 5 Hazards (Red), 7 Hazards (Black) and 3 Fold-Out Route Cards
Rally the Car cards: Jaguar, Bentley, Sunbeam Talbot, M.G., Riley & Ford Zephyr.
Rally cards: High Speed, Low Speed and 5 Red Hazard cards: Fog, Darkness & Heavy Rain, Blizzard, Deep Snow and Icy Road.
Rally cards: 7 Black Hazard cards: Ditched, Off Route, Fitting Snow Chains, Level Crossing, Puncture, Traffic Accident and Breakdown.
The 3 fold-out strips that together show the whole route from the Start in Glasgow to the finish in Monte Carlo. Below are detailed view of these strips 2 images at a time.
Rally Fold-Out Card 1: The Start - Glasgow, Gretna Green.
Rally Fold-Out Card 1: Llandrindod Wells, Oxford.
Rally Fold-Out Card 1: Dover - Boulogne, Road in Belgium.
Rally Fold-Out Card 2: Road in Holland, Amsterdam.
Rally Fold-Out Card 2: Brussels, Reims
Rally Fold-Out Card 2: Paris, Fontainebleau.
Rally Fold-Out Card 3: Clermont-Ferrand, Rhone Valley Road.
Rally Fold-Out Card 3: Gap, Col Des Leques.
Rally Fold-Out Card 3: Corniche Road, The Finish - Monte Carlo.
The rules state that the game was "Produced in co-operation with Stirling Moss and The Motor" and "Illustrated by Lane of The Motor".
'Lane' was George Lane, a versatile and respected artist about whom very little appears to be known. See this page at Motoring Art for other examples of his work.
Bear Alley also have a George Lane page with a list of his known publications and some people who knew him have left comments there.
Rally was reissued by Lagoon in 2011. Sterling Moss' name was removed from the new box which gained a blue border. All the cards have the same backs as the original.
The original game featured here was part of Rex Pitts' personal collection.
Game & Version Details
Rally - Box Contents
Rally - Card Back
Rally - Rules Front
Rally - Rules Back
Rally - Box Top Side
Rally - Box Side Left
Rally - Box Bottom Side
Rally - Box Side Right