Articles tagged Sandro Munari

Page 54 of August 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, August 2002

Driver opinions

Only two men have driven works-built 131 and Escort in the relevant period : Björn Waldegård and Simo Lampinen. Lampinen: 'The Escort was fantastic, a real joy. You could do 20 things wrong and still get it back each time. It was a natural oversteerer. So long as you could turn the wheel, you were okay. And the engine was unbelievable. "The Fiat was more of a racing car. It helped to be really...

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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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Turin Crowd Pleaser

Noisy, cramped, rough, twitchy - is it any wonder customers ignored the Stratos in droves? Laurence Meredith thinks they missed out In 1965, Lancia launched its devilishly pretty front drive V4 Fulvia coupe. Being an agile handler and capable of ha fair turn of speed, it enjoyed moderate success in international rallying. But as time marched on, the dual headlamp cars from Fabricca Automobili...

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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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Rally review: Olympus Rally

Whistle blows at half-time AImost a decade and a half ago, when Michigan's Press-on-Regardless Rally was a World Championship qualifier, a County Sheriff in the State's Upper Peninsula became a little agitated by both the presence and the speed of what to him was a racing car being driven on the public highway. What happened next was Keystone-like in its absurdity. The Sheriff, in his huge,...

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Enter the dragon

Italian rally legend Sandro Munari’s love affair with the Targa Florio road race began in 1967 with a Lancia, culminating in a dramatic win for Ferrari in 1972 By Anthony Peacock Sandro Munari was known as il drago (the dragon) and his following at home was such that his most devoted fans used to kiss the asphalt he had just driven on. Insanely competitive, he became the first person to win the...

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Rally review - All Change in the Market Place

Almost by tradition, RAC Rally time is when professional drivers and co-drivers are seen dining and otherwise hobnobbing with managers from opposing teams. As a new year approaches and thoughts are being given to the renewal of contracts and the making of new ones, the immense popularity of the RAC Rally has given rise to a sort of market place atmosphere. Nearly all Europe's team managers come...

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In the hot seat -- Walter Röhrl.

Rally drivers are best, reckons outspoken Walter Röhrl.  His loose tongue often ruffled a few feathers, but it was his skills on a loose surface that scared F1 World Champions... You won Monte Carlo in four very different cars. Was that your favourite rally? -- Phil Bates, Bexley Heath When I was young, I dreamt of winning Monte Carlo once, I never dreamt of being World Champion. There were many...

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Rally Review

"The most magnificent motorcade in history" is how the Daily Express describes its London-Sydney Marathon which will begin from London's Crystal Palace at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 24th. I am not at all sure whether such a description is justified, for one could hardly expect streamers of ticker-tape to descend from skyscrapers upon cheering crowds in the middle of Afghanistan or halfway across...

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Five go mad in stages

We have driven the five finest works Lancias in the world. In part one of his report, Matthew Franey goes into battle with the Fulvia, Stratos and 037 In 1992, after clinching its sixth consecutive World Championship for Makes, its 10th in just 18 years, Lancia did the unimaginable — it pulled out of world rallying. To win for the sake of winning provided no addictive urge, the adrenalin rush...



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