Ex-world champion in rallying Stig Blomquist turns 67 today. He is one of Saabs rally heroes in the Saab heydays. When Saab withdrew from rallying Stig worked with Audi and Ford plus some other brands as well. See list below.
A white Saab 96 Sport and with his dad as a co-driver he debuted in rallying in August 1964 and won his Junior class and second in all. The rally included 10 Special Stages (SS) and was 60 km long.
Stig is still active in rally and racing, doing historical rallies and supporting his sons in their respectivley racing careers. He is also doing work with S2AB Corp. a company run by Magnus Roland where Stig is the tester of new chassis designs.
Stigs carrer started with Saab in the 70íes but here is an interesting list of the cars he has competed with:
Saab 96 Sport, V4, 99 16V, 99 Turbo
Ford Sierra XR4x4, Sierra Cosworth RS, Escort RS Cosworth, Sierra Cosworth 4×4, RS 200,
Audi Quattro, 200 Quattro, Quattro S1,
Renault Clio Cup
Peugeot 205 Turbo 16
Volkswagen Golf Gti
Opel Calibra Turbo 4×4
Volvo N12 Truck
Brabham BT35 Formula 3
Merlyn Mk.21 Formula 3
Volvo 240 Turbo Cup, 240 Turbo ETC.
Nissan Sunny GTI-R
Happy Birthday Stig!