But Luc Le Blanc, one of the people credited with the most recent discovery, says the new section was uncovered just behind the old cave.The newly-discovered cavern is 10 times bigger than the existing caves and dates back 15,000 years, according to experts in the field. “It only happens to you a couple of times in a lifetime and less frequent here in northern latitudes.” While most caves are formed through water erosion, these ones are glaciotectonic, meaning they formed through glacial pressure during the Ice Age.
In addition to an article on the Montreal "Vera opera d'arte" (A True Work of Art), the publication contains a brief review of some of the events of 1973 and a very short biography of the Montreal's mechanical design engineer, the late Giuseppe Busso.
In January 1992 Giorgio Nada Editore published the well-illustrated 416-page book "Bertone" by Luciano Greggio, ISBN 8879110667, Italian/English text, ITL 180,000. A beautifully illustrated "Nuccio Bertone Portfolio" was published in English and Italian as a supplement to the September-October 1989 edition (Vol. 5) of the periodical "La Manovella e Ruote a Raggi".
“Normally people that go and visit a cavern it's far away and so on,” said Dominic Perri, councillor for Saint-Leonard West.
Many classic car books such as "Supercars of the Seventies", ISBN 0-600-38415-2, published in 1979 by Hamlyn, include a few pages on the Alfa Romeo Montreal.
High water levels have stopped the explorers from checking out the full size of the cave, but once the water recedes, they plan to see what other discoveries they can make.
It remains to be seen if this new section will be open to the public, but at least one city councillor is optimistic about the cave’s potential tourist impact.In "Dream Cars: The Best Cars in the World", published in 1997 by George Weidenfeld & Nicolson, author Andrew Frankel includes the Montreal in his catalogue of the 50 most desirable cars in the history of motoring.The Montreal is the first car cited in "My Dad wished he had one of those", ISBN 9780340 963241, published in 2008 by Hodder & Stoughton. model Yasmin Le Bon bought one, proving that her taste in cars was better than her taste in husbands." In 1992, Giorgio Nada Editore published a book about the Montreal by Luigi Giuliani (ISBN 8879110721) but this is now out of print. This volume is one of the "Cars that made History" series, some of which eventually appear in English translation, but Nada inform me that they do not have plans for an English version at present.To find the caves, Le Blanc and his colleague used dowsing in the area, a technique typically used to find water, where they discovered a void beyond the known cave.A year later, they came back and with camera to see what lay beyond the cave walls.The English translation is mediocre but the Italian text version is no longer available.