Articles tagged Bjorn Waldegard

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From the archives with... Doug Nye

More vintage, less whine There was a time when being Formula 1 world champion seemed to mean so much more than today When I was first hooked on motor racing, what turned out to be a life-changing image was a magazine photo shown to me by my big brother, Rod. It depicted Reg Parnell in the works Alfa Romeo 158 at Silverstone. ‘Uncle Reg’ was crouched behind the steering wheel, muscular arms...

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Obituary – Björn Waldegård

In Swedish, “björn” means “bear”. And in many ways that suited Björn Waldegård, whose physique – especially in his later years – was a stark contrast to the whippet-like stance that typifies the ideal for modern racing (or rally) drivers. But there were many contrasting things about the very first world rally champion. How somebody so quietly spoken and mild-mannered could turn into a single-...

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Across the Border

The more trodden a path, the easier the walk, and since its exploratory, almost tentative venture across the border only a few years ago, the Hong Kong-Peking Rally seems to have established itself as the best-known event in the oriental Far East. Hong Kong Rallies of years past were severely restricted by the colony's geographical limits, but the opening of the borders with the People's Republic...

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Preview Race Retro

Group B rally action and 450 stands at Stoneleigh show One of the biggest ever gatherings of Group B rally cars, many of them in action on a demonstration special stage, will feature at Race Retro, the International Historic Motorsport Show at Stoneleigh Park near Coventry on March 23-25. The event will include 450 stands covering 70 years of historic motorsport. After a trade day on Friday,...

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Stigs of dynamite

This quiet Swede with a love of the loud pedal played a pivotal role in rallying's wildest period: Group B. Twenty years on he floors it again. John Davenport reports A typical summer's day in England: rain. And talk was of the Northants floods just forded. Then two things happened, almost simultaneously: a transporter carrying three Audis, two Lancias, a Ford and a Peugeot lumbered into sight —...

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Rally legends renew rivalry

World Rally CHAMPIONS STIG Blomqvist and Björn Waldegård will contest the Robin Hood Rally on March 8/9, the opening round of the British Historic Rally Championship. Blomqvist will drive a Ford Escort Mk1 entered by David Sutton, while 1979 Champion Waldegård (below) is due to star in the Lancia Stratos owned by Steve Perez. “Björn was very excited at the prospect of taking on Stig in a Stratos...

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Ove achiever

The spot on the F1 pit wall which Ove Andersson occupies today seems a far cry from his background as a top-line rally driver. But, as John Davenport explains, these early experiences were crucial in shaping Toyota's motorsport general It cannot have escaped your notice that several successful rally men have migrated to the world of Formula One in recent years. Ferrari has two, its president and...

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Rally Review -- Safari Rally

The Right One It must be all of twenty years since we first warned against the Europeanisation of that unrivalled event in the world rallying calendar, the East African Safari Rally, as it was then called. It was refreshingly different from all other rallies and was run in a way which used the vast expanse of East Africa's countryside to its fullest advantage. Its delight lay not only in the...

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Porsche's hottest numbers

In 60 years the Stuttgart firm has produced some glorious cars. Picking the 10 best models would be tricky enough, but the 10 best individual chassis? Time to turn to a true Porsche expert… By Michael Cotton There was a time when I did not care for Porsches at all. There, heresy confessed! My school exercise books were covered in drawings of Ferrari and Maserati Grand Prix cars, beautiful front-...

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Munich or bust

It was quick, powerful, reliable and adaptable. With more finance – and imagination – BMW's rally contender could have been a serious rival to Escort and Stratos, writes John Davenport During the 1970s the Stratos was writing rally history. Following its first appearance in October 1974, it scored three straight world championship titles and won the inaugural FIA Cup for Drivers for Sandro Munari...

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