Erik Carlsson

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Erik Carlsson

Post by toomanysabres » Thu May 28, 2015 11:36 am

Legendary rally driver Erik Carlsson has died. He was 86.

Carlsson’s career began in the 1950s, with his first competitive victory coming in the 1955 Rikspokalen at the wheel of a Saab 92 – a marque to which he would remain loyal. In total, he won twelve rallies for the Swedish manufacturer from 1955-’70, including the RAC Rally in 1960, ’61 and ’62, plus the Rallye Monte-Carlo in ’62 and ’63.


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Re: Erik Carlsson

Post by Taggers » Thu May 28, 2015 11:42 am

Great driver. I met him once, I was about 11. He had a little chat.

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Re: Erik Carlsson

Post by Oldconn » Thu May 28, 2015 6:34 pm

I will never forget the sight and sound of that SAAB coming through Whinlatter Forest, bouncing from tree-root to tree-root at full chat, then crossing a slippery, wet, wooden bridge almost sideways- all in the dark!. One of the legendary rally drivers, I'm glad I was around to see him.


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Re: Erik Carlsson

Post by DARK STAR » Fri May 29, 2015 7:48 pm

Yes he was great, I remember him in the Yorkshire forests, you would have thought the Saab was powerful .. :)
Thanks Erik, rip.


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