Bosse Hellberg who was the Saab Rally Team manager from 1962-1980 has passed away at an an age of 80.
He created a very professional team for Saab rallying at a previously unheard of level. With drivers like Erik Carlsson, Pat Moss, Calle Orrenius, Ove Andersson, Tom Trana, Simo Lampinen, Per Eklund and Stig Blomquist he managed to do miracles with limited funds. Making world class rally cars out of standard production vehicles that was mildly transformed into winners.
Bosse was one of the founders of the Swedish Rally Drivers Club and was active in KAK Royal Automobile Club of Sweden.
I had the pleasure to meet him a year ago when he started the swedish cars in Stockholm bound to Monte Carlo and the Monte Carlo Rally.
Saab and the Saab world has lost a friend who made Saab well known around the globe through the rally cars and victories.
Our deepest condolences and prayers goes out to Bosse´s family, his son Mikael and daughter Helena.