Monte Carlo Automobile


May 4, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on May 4, 2015

MCA LogoBrief History About MCA

MCA (Monte Carlo Automobile) was founded in 1983 in Monaco by Fulvio Maria Ballabio, a racing driver and engineer. Fulvio wanted like many others to build a performance car to rival all others and so the Centenaire was developed and¬†built over a number of years. In 1990 His Royal Highness Prince Rainier of Monaco was presented with the first one in celebration of the centenary of the Automobile Club de Monaco. Unfortunately supercar sales were struggling in the 90’s and eventually only 5 examples were built.

In 1993 MCA was sold to a Georgian businessman and the company got involved in motorsport with a racing Centenaire (MIG M100) at Le Mans, but it failed to qualify.

In 1996 MCA was sold again, this time to Mega/Aixam, who redesigned, redeveloped and renamed the Centenaire to the Monte Carlo and then showed it at the 1996 Geneva Motor Show.

In 2005 Monte Carlo Motorsport (a racing division of MCA setup near the beginning of the founding of the company) set about to build green energy cars, which also included a green energy racing car called the Monte Carlo/BRC W12 and attended the Top Marques Monaco Supercar Show.

In 2008 MCA returned to the control of Fulvio Maria Ballabio, who showcased a new racing car called the ALA 50 in 2009 and the Carlo Chiti Stradale 90 supercar in 2014.

MCA Centenaire
Centenaire 1990-1992

See Mega for the Mega Monte Carlo