Stolen Bottle Of Vodka, Inspired By 1912 Monte Carlo Rally Entrant, Worth $1.3 Million, Recovered Empty And Dented

Whew, this is an odd story with a lot to unpack. Let’s start at the beginning. Over 100 years ago, two drivers Nagel and Mikhailoff competed in the 1912 running of the Monte Carlo Rally in their Russo-Baltique (shown below). The car did not win, but its ability to finish has inspired decades of pride from the region.