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 🙂 …..