Carlsson Saab 96 replica leaves Reims for Monte Carlo historic rally

Pete Backstrom from the Saab Museum has sent through a few images from the start of the Monte Carlo historic rally in Reims, France.

The car in the images is the one that’s been painstakingly built by the guys at Oldtimer Markts, a magazine in Germany. The magazines editor, Peter Steinfurth, is driving the vehicle with navigator, Thorsten Löber. Unfortunately, a missed time control has meant their early retirement from the race.

The car still looked fantastic at the start, though. Erik Carlsson himself was there to wave them off.

I’ll have some more imagery about the build of this car in the next couple of days.

My thanks to Peter for the images.

Before the start…..

Erik given the honours, waving them off….

And moving a blaze of speed and fury 🙂 …..

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Thilo
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5 years 7 months ago

@Swade:
You’ve got a little typo, the cities name is Reims.

Nice pictures an nice car!

Link to the website of the rally:
http://www.acm.mc/rmch/rmch_main.php?page=2011/accueil_2011.php

shp2rd
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shp2rd
5 years 7 months ago

“a blaze of speed and fury”… this was hilarious! :)):))

No9
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No9
5 years 7 months ago

A missed timed control with Tag Huer as sponsor. Ouch!
Damn nice effort though. Sublime car.

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