Although Hannu Mikkola was leading in the early stages, a blown cylinlder head gasket in his Escort stopped him and the lead was taken over by Markku Alen in his Fiat 131 Abarth, above. Ari Vatanen (right) made valiant efforts to catch him but he had a few minor incidents in his works Escort which consumed vital seconds and could manage no better than second place. Leyland was using Pierburg electronic fuel injection for the first time on one of its TR7 V8s. There were many starvation problems but Per Eklund (below) nevertheless scored a good eighth place. An astounding sequel to this fine rally was a decision by the RSA to drop the event from the World Championship next year. More on this in Rally Review.
Rally review, August 1975
Morocco Rally If a bookmaker had to give odds on the runners in the RAC Rally, the Monte Carlo Rally or the Thousand Lakes, he would hardly be likely to…
Classic MG Year book
"The Classic MG Year Book, 1973", which illustrates older MGs in action round the World, is available here from Transport Bookman Ltd., Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex, for £4.00.
Fragments on Forgotten Makes
No. 28—The Imperial The particular Imperial of which I am writing was one of the simplest of that popular if fleeting race of vehicles known as cyclecars. It came into…