Articles tagged Per Eklund

Page 63 of April 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, April 1979

Rally review

Swedish Rally Scandinavian winters being what they are, long and cold, it's almost inconceivable that February's Swedish Rally should have taken place on anything but roads plentifully covered by ice and snow. Sweden becomes white for months every winter, and remembering that the Monte-Carlo Rally has snow only on some parts of its route, the Swedish Rally is the only event in the World...

Page 116 of September 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 116, September 1982

RALLY REVIEW

Brazil Rally THOSE who had been there before were able to predict with reasonable certainty that August's Brazil Rally would turn out to be a farce. Those who went this year for the first time were not so prepared, and they simply could not believe that what they saw had somehow been accepted by FISA as a qualifier in the World Rally Championship. Two years ago, when it was being observed as a...

Page 53 of December 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, December 2000

Audits & Plaudits

In the final part of his Metro 6R4 story, John Davenport explains how he had to fight to keep the project's momentum going, how inter-company rivalries and red tape conspired against it, and how the team's efforts were rewarded by a euphoric World Championship debut Just as George Orwell gloomily predicted, 1984 started badly with Austin Rover Group endlessly embroiled in the pointless spat...

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This month in

1994 Works Nissan 300ZX (above) dominates Daytona 24 Hours, winning by 24 laps. Thomas Radstrom wins the Swedish Rally and Formula One testing hots up, with Michael Schumacher's Benetton B194 and Ayrton Senna's new Willicuns FWI6 to the fore. 1984 Stig Blomqvist (above) wins the Swedish Rally. Fellow Audi Qrattro drivers Michèle Mouton and Per Eklund are second and third. Porsche's 962 makes its...

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Ivory Coast Rally

TWO months ago we spoke of the drift towards very lean entry lists for World Championship rallies, and how the Rally of the Thousand Lakes was an exception to this — the Lombard RAC Rally is another outstanding exception. Since then there has been an event at the opposite extreme, illustrating that a rally can only hold interest proportional to the calibre of those who take part in it. Even the...

Page 42 of April 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, April 1978

Rally review - Strange decision

When the CSI published its list of World Rally Championship qualifiers for 1978, among the 11 rallies was New Zealand's major event which last year we saw for the first time. It was a well-organised rally, run by dedicated enthusiasts, and with a superb collection of long, tough, forest stages in its six-day duration. Indeed, it was a rally which proved to be eminently worthy of its place in the...

Page 62 of March 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, March 1980

The Monte-Carlo Rally

A couple of years ago interest in the Monte-Carlo Rally was at a very low ebb, and if you took out the French there would have been few runners indeed. If you took out the Germans and the Italians as well, there would have been hardly anyone left at all. Even factory interest was low, and the winner was a privateer who decided to go it alone with his own backing, his own service arrangements and...

Page 10 of January 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, January 1987

Close Fight

Whether it be at Twickenham, Murrayfield or a levelled coal tip on the slopes of the upper Neath Valley, a rugby match is only as good as its players make it. Send a bunch of duffers to Arms Park and the crowd will go away feeling cheated; take the Barbarians to any club ground, however modest, and it will respond with vigor and enthusiasm. So it is with rallying. The best rally in the world will...

Page 16 of February 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, February 1989

Rally review: Swedish Rally

Relegation Last year there was talk that the Swedish Rally was a candidate for FISA's chopping-block; that it was in danger of being dropped from the World Championship. Happily, that did not happen, and the series kept its one event which can lay claim to being a snow rally. However, it was dropped from the makes section, a move which is generally considered to be akin to relegation. FISA's view...

Page 68 of April 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, April 1982

Portuguese Rally

NOWHERE in the world are spectators less concerned for their own safety than in Portugal, where they seem to be proud to be stupid. Per Eklund, who finished second, lifts a wheel of his Toyota Celica (above) and passes within inches of idiots who are subjected to no official control whatsoever. Below is Timo Salonen's new-shape Datsun Violet which gave considerable trouble and stopped when its...

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