Tag Archives: Stig Blomqvist

“The Super Swedes”: SAAB, Björn Borg and Stig Blomqvist

In 1980, Saab made a promotional film “The Super Swedes” with tennis star Björn Borg and rally champion Stig Blomqvist. In this promo film Björn Borg teaches Stig Blomqvist tennis, and Blomqvist instructs Borg in the secrets of rally driving. Björn admitted afterwards that it was for him one of the most stressful experiences. Although, Borghas
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BT: Everyday classic – Saab 99

British Telecommunications (BT) online magazine makes a review of the famous model Saab 99, entitled “Everyday classic: Saab 99 – The smooth Swede that developed a seriously sporty side“. Here are a few interesting excerpts from this article: Rally History Race and rally success came to the 99 Turbo, particularly in the hands of Erik Carlsson and
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SAAB 96 Rally and Racing Films

The Saab 96 was driven most famously by Erik Carlsson, in many international rallies. His most famous successes were first in the 1960, 1961 and 1962 RAC Rallies and first in the 1962 and 1963 Monte Carlo Rallies. It was these successive, top-level victories that put the Saab 96 ‘on the map’ and established its
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