Monthly Archives: May 2015

Erik Carlsson, Saab’s Rally Superstar Passes

Yesterday, May 27, 2015, the first superstar in car rallying, Erik Carlsson, passed away.  Erik Carlsson was so associated with Saab cars that he was known as Mr. Saab. He was born in March 1929 in Trollhattan, Sweden, also the … Continue reading

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An English-Style Kawasaki W650 Sighted

On April 23, 2015 I posted a story about the Kawasaki W1, a 650cc motorcycle that was styled after the British motorcycles of the day.  In that post I said that I had never seen one of these motorcycles in … Continue reading

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A Clock For The Mille Miglia And 1000 Pas Rallies

I recently acquired a clock that was developed specifically developed for competition in the Mille Miglia rally.  And because of the event similarities, it would also be very suitable for the 1000 Pas in Argentina.  This clock is made by … Continue reading

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Harald’s Mini Cooper S Is About To Move On

I got an email from my friend Harald von Langsdorff the other day.  Harald wrote that he was going to sell his Mini Cooper S.  Harald and I have done a lot of rallying in that Mini.  Our first real … Continue reading

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2015 Mille Miglia Final Results

The 2015 Mille Miglia is over and once again it was a very competitive rally.  Consider that the top teams had total timing errors of about 4 seconds over more than 70 controls measured to the 1/100 second!!  These people … Continue reading

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Competition At The Mille Miglia Rally

In my previous post, I have noted that there is a tremendous amount of eye candy at the Mille Miglia, but while that is true, it is also a very competitive road rally, requiring rigorous timing, and to finish near … Continue reading

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Eye Candy From Day 1 Of The 2015 Mille Miglia

Let the eye candy begin.  Yesterday the “world’s most beautiful race” got underway and judging from the photos that have emerged from the first day of the 2015 Mille Miglia, it has not disappointed.  At this time I don’t have … Continue reading

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