Articles tagged Blomqvist

Page 120 of April 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 120, April 2008

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...

Page 46 of July 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, July 1984

Rally Review

Acropolis Events of the present are rarely without their counterparts from the past, and quite often one can recall from years gone by an incident almost identical with one of very recent origin. One might even go further and say that things which are sometimes claimed to be unprecedented can quite often be shown not to be so. This is certainly true of rallying and we have often wondered at the...

Page 17 of April 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, April 1992

Great scot

It used to be commonly expressed that you could beat neither the Finns in Finland nor the Swedes in Sweden. Drivers from these two countries have dominated the world's leading rallies and it has been difficult enough to beat them anywhere — witness their success rate in the RAC Rally, for example. On their home ground, beating or even matching them has been close to impossible. Now, we have a...

Page 32 of April 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, April 1985

Rally review

The Swedish Rally Cricket squares are not shaped that way by accident. The cherished centre of a ground is made deliberately larger than a game requires so that wickets may be moved along when necessary, allowing a worn surface to recover and providing a fresh one for the next match. Alas, the same cannot be done with the surfaces on which rallies are held, and if the passage of 10 cars causes...

Page 32 of December 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, December 1991

Rally Review -- Rothmans Cyprus

Fun for the few No matter how tough nor how well organised a rally, in the long run the factor which determines how memorable it will have become is the quality of the competition. An event which attracts a good field of top class competitors tends to be remembered for the keen, close contest between them, whereas another which does not draw the leading drivers of the day will no doubt merit no...

Page 90 of June 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, June 1997

Wonder woman

The first woman to win a world championship rally, Audi's Michelle Mouton caught the public's imagination. Liz Turner talks to her. Living legends were thick on the ground at last year's Goodwood Festival of Speed and the paddock was full of cars powerful enough to shatter the eardrums of anyone who got too close. The fastest cars to tear up the narrow, twisting hill were Jonathan Palmer's F1...

Page 18 of December 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, December 2011

Aces star in Kenya Classic

Rallying legends Bjӧrn Waldegӓrd and Stig Blomqvist will top a field of 50 classic rally cars for the fifth East African Safari Classic when the nine-day marathon starts in Nairobi on November 19. Waldegird and his son Mathias, winners in 2007, will field a Porsche 911, while Blomqvist and Ana Goni are in a Mk2 Escort, the first time since period that full-spec Escort Mk2s have competed in Africa...

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