Articles tagged Stig Blomqvist

Page 69 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, November 1978

Rally Review

Fiat Invincible Since last month's Rally Review was written, two events in the World Rally Championship have taken place, and before this issue of Motor Sport is published yet another will have gone by before the RAC Rally of Great Britain in November. By that time the World Rally Championship will have been Italian clinched by Fiat, for after the Sanremo Rally the Italian team's points total was...

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Rally review - Lombard RAC

To casual watchers, November's Lombard RAC Rally probably seemed little changed from the previous year. Apart from a shift of headquarters from Nottingham to Harrogate, and some differences in the actual special stages used, the style was just the same. Indeed, it was as it has been for some years; stately homes and private estates on the Sunday, followed by forest roads on the weekdays. But...

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Stigs of dynamite

This quiet Swede with a love of the loud pedal played a pivotal role in rallying's wildest period: Group B. Twenty years on he floors it again. John Davenport reports A typical summer's day in England: rain. And talk was of the Northants floods just forded. Then two things happened, almost simultaneously: a transporter carrying three Audis, two Lancias, a Ford and a Peugeot lumbered into sight —...

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Rally review

Swedes and Finns are the acknowledged experts on snow rallies, both as organisers and as competitors. It is understandable, therefore, that Scandinavia should have the best selection of such events that any winter has to offer. The best known of these is probably the International Swedish Rally, a qualifier in the Constructors' Championship, mainly because it derives from that exciting summer...

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Vatanen, Gronholm to attend Rally Show

Former World Rally Champion Ari Vatanen is the latest star name confirmed for the Rally Show at Chatsworth on the weekend of June 7/8. Vatanen, now an MEP, will be present on Saturday as the event celebrates 50 years of the British Rally Championship. Other former British champions attending include Stig Blomqvist, Jimmy McRae, Russell Brookes, David Llewellin and Billy Coleman, while the...

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Through the Looking Glass

The international rally season traditionally opens in Monte Carlo. David Williams explains how, this year, it both did and didn't . . . There is a school of thought that Patrick Bernardini is on to a good thing. In years to come, the theory goes, people will remember only that he won the 1996 Monte Carlo Rally. His name will be on the list of winners for as long as anyone cares that there is such...

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Hamilton's day in the sun

Lewis celebrating his British GP win with the crowd at Goodwood was just one highlight of another superb Festival of Speed. Here follow some of the others Lord March couldn’t have asked for more. Just seven days after that brilliant wet-weather win in the British Grand Prix here was Lewis Hamilton at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, eager to meet his adoring public and bask in the deserved glory...

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Rally review

The cockpit of his E-Type Jaguar, the garden of a Routier between Sarthe and Milan, a restaurant table on a cross-Channel ferry and the transit lounge at Orly are all places where one can imagine D.S.J. having sat down to write his monthly "European Letter". We have all been compelled many times to begin writing in odd places, but the one in which I now find myself beginning these words must take...

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RALLY REVIEW

Prospects for 1990 BY THE time this issue of MOTOR SPORT appears, the Monte Carlo Rally, first round of the 1990 World Rally Championship, will be over, and an indication given as to which crews and cars are likely to be the best performers during the year. Already from 1989 we have Lancia, Toyota, Mitsubishi and Mazda, whilst coming soon in 1990 will be a biggerengined Mazda, a 4WD Ford Sierra...

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Hamilton, Moss and more

Star drivers from every category of racing are heading to Goodwood By Ed Foster It has been confirmed that Lewis Hamilton will lead the star drivers at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. ‘Mr Motor Racing’ himself, Sir Stirling Moss, will also be in attendance alongside Sir Jackie Stewart, Jenson Button, Sébastien Bourdais, Damon Hill, Derek Bell and Jochen Mass – the only Formula 1 driver to...

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