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Goodbye Mr. SAAB!

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Yesterday one of the best rally driver ever is gone! We’ll remeber you Erik Carlsson – Mr. SAAB!

The motorsports world has lost a legend with the passing of famous rally driver Erik Carlsson at the age of 86. If you’ve ever seen a photo of a vintage Saab sliding around a corner or blasting through tree-lined roads, there was a good chance that Carlsson was behind the wheel. The man was so tied to the Swedish auto brand that he earned the nickname Mr. Saab.

Rally Legend Erik "Mr. Saab" Carlsson and the Saab 9-3 Aero Carlsson

Rally Legend Erik “Mr. Saab” Carlsson and the Saab 9-3 Aero Carlsson

David Evans has a very sweet obituary to the man, who got his start buying a Saab off of a farmer and tearing ass around the local and then-unrestricted roads.  Autosport has another obit right here as well, and Hammings,  classicandsportscar too…

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