Articles tagged Inge Walfridsson

Page 94 of July 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, July 2001

Champion in all but name

Markku Alen was the Ronnie Peterson of rallying - a true genius who was never rewarded with the championship. That's a travesty, says John Davenport There are rally drivers who thrill you when they are driving, and there are rally drivers who thrill you out of the car. Then there is Markku Alen who does both. The most charismatic personality to bless rallying with his presence, he radiated...

Page 18 of May 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, May 2005

My only WRC win -- Per Eklund

1976 Swedish Rally by Per Eklund What was the main opposition ? Well, there were three Lancia Stratos. Björn Waldegård was in a proper four-valve car but Simo Lampinen and Per-Inge Walfridsson were in two-valve cars as well. Those cars had quite a wide track and were not so suited to the ruts made by the normal cars. So it was always going to be a fight between you and Stig Blomqvist? Stig and...

Page 49 of March 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, March 1975

Per-Inge Walfridsson - Volvo's Super Swede

In these days of racing-car specification rally cars a regular anomaly on the leader boards has been the sight of a big, heavy, unwieldy Volvo 142, thanks to the incredible skills of the elfin, blonde-headed Swede, Per-Inge Walfridsson. Almost inevitably sideways through the forests, undeterred by snow, ice or loose stones, Walfridsson swings the big Volvos around from seat and pedals elevated to...

Page 84 of October 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, October 1973

Total Rally Review

Chevrolet Firenza 5-litre V8s shine but Fall wins for Datsun Of all the world's international rallies there are but few outside the World Rally Championship which can really claim to be given a great deal of attention other than in their own countries. the Arctic Rally is an obvious one (it has already been suggested by many as an ideal qualifier for the World Championship) and the British home...

Page 44 of September 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, September 1975

The Total Rally

Rally ReviewClark wins in South Africa Some Europeans seem to have fixed but not entirely accurate conceptions of African rallies; they are either flat-out blinds over open bush or winding escarpments, or long, interminable endurance runs through rock-strewn deserts. This isn't the case at all, for down in South Africa they have rallies which are very similar in style to British special stage...

Page 22 of January 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 1975

Rally review

World Championship to Lancia For people involved with World-Class International Rallying, the months of October and November can hardly have been equalled in terms of tight schedules and concentrations of events since the period in the late 'fifties and early and mid 'sixties when every European factory seemed to run a rally team. In those days complicated permutations of preparation,...

Page 22 of January 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 1974

Rally Review

RAC Rally of Great Britain The popularity of the RAC Rally of Great Britain by competitors and spectators alike has become so manifestly enormous that any attempt to describe the attendance figures brings the risk of cliche usage. Grands Prix, Wembley, Lords, Wimbledon, Arms Park and countless other famous sporting venues have all been used for comparison in recent years, so on this occasion it...

Page 47 of January 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, January 1974

American Adventure

SINCE Columbus Discovered, or re-discovered, the American Continent there has been a continuous flow of people over the Atlantic, the rich making expensive return trips while the poor emigrated and .settled. In the last few years air prices have been falling for group travel and finally this year individual travel has reached a point where London-New York on a Jumbo is cheaper than a scheduled...

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