Articles tagged Hans Thorszelius

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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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TAP Rally

Rally review Choose any rally in the world and, if you wanted to, you could probably pick out a score of features which characterise that event and render it different from all others. But when each one is over, one or two points always remain firmly fixed in your mind above all the others. The TAP Rally had several unique features, but perhaps the ones which are most likely to be remembered...

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East African Safari

Tenacity and a policy of "softly, softly, catchee monkey" paid dividends for Safari winners Joginder Singh and David Doig; whilst faster cars broke themselves on the rough, muddy Kenyan roads, their 1.6-litre Mitsubishi Lancer GSR (above) was always poised to take the lead. The Porsche Carrera of Bjorn Waldegard and Hans Thorszelius (below) seemed a certain winner but rear suspension collapse...

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Rally review - Why not a World Rally Championship for drivers?

In December's Motor Sport, when writing of the Tour of Corsica, we mentioned briefly the result of the World Rally Championship for Makes, and the events leading up to Fiat's taking the laurels after a stirring fight with Ford. This issue appears just after the first of the 1978 qualifiers, the Monte-Carlo Rally, takes place, but it is still worth reflecting again on the 1977 series. How would...

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From our Archives - Rally Review

Why not a World Rally Championship for Drivers? In December’s Motor Sport, when writing of the Tour of Corsica, we mentioned briefly the result of the World Rally Championship for Makes, and the events leading up to Fiat's taking the laurels after a stirring fight with Ford. This issue appears just after the first of the 1978 qualifiers, the Monte Carlo Rally, takes place, but it is still worth...

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Rally Review

The Portuguese Rally In most rallies nowadays, tyres play a vital role. It is of the utmost importance to provide cars with as much grip as modern tyre technology can achieve, so on tarmac special stages one finds tyres not at all dissimilar to those used on racing circuits, on rough roads one finds chunky treads, on smooth, hard roads a compromise of the two and on ice or snow a combination of...

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Rally Review

Ivory Coast Rally  --  Toyota walkaway It is fashionable among publicists, some writers, and those who find pleasure in statistics, especially those with little or no competitive experience, to link the Ivory Coast Rally and the Marlboro Safari Rally as "the two African qualifiers of the World Rally Championship". The unfortunate inference is that both events are of the same calibre, each...

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Forest gumption

Star letter Sir, Your editorial about the Lancia Stratos in the March issue brought back memories of the 1975 RAC when I was marshalling in Clipstone Forest. Everyone wanted to see (and hear!) the Stratos, but when Björn Waldegård appeared at 'our' corner it was obvious that he was in trouble. Indeed, he pulled off at the junction. A brief look confirmed that a driveshaft had broken, but...

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The Sanremo Rally

RALLY REVIEW The Sanremo Rally Another Stratos victory IN FOOTBALL CIRCLES it is an accepted fact that teams playing on home ground have a distinct advantage over their opponents who are not. In rallying the same principle does not apply and it is for entirely different reasons that Finns are hard to beat in Finland, Swedes in Sweden and East Africans in East Africa. However, there is one notable...

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Rally review

Marlboro Safari Rally With the possible exception of sun-hungry tourists, the coming of Kenya's Long Rains is always welcomed, even celebrated, by both people and animals, but one large section of the community invariably remains non-committal about weather preferences; those concerned with the country's premier sporting event, the Marlboro Safari Rally. In those days, you tackled whatever Mother...

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