Lombard RAC rally 1974

AEC-501 with Tapio Rainio as a driver joined Lombard RAC rally 1974 part of Saab´s Rally Team together with Stig Blomqvist and Per Eklund. Tapio´s AEC-501 comes from Saab Finland Works Rally Team and Stig´s and Per´s Saab´s comes from Saab Sweden Works Rally Team. Later on Tapio roll over his car and finished 13th overall in this event. How the other stages gone its unclear for me. Yesterday I heard that all the original RAC rally archive from 60´s and 70´s has destroyed. Amazing that this kind of happenings are possible. So it looks that it´s not possible to get info from official organizers.

RAC 1974

More amazing thing was when one member of the Saab Club Finland ask me if I have interest for one RAC- rally bag. I said sure, if its from year -74. And It was.


Original bag from 1974 Lombard RAC- rally which has given for competitors, fully of maps round UK. So this bag is original one which Saab Works Team Finland get before rally start. Original competitors material does´t exceed anymore but  Map´s inside consist rally route, and has used as a service plan.





























Kielder Forest. Place for many legendary stages. Look SS numbers and compare nowadays sprint- type WRC rallies !


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