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Flashback: Rally Sweden Through the Ages

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Exactly a month ago in Karlstad started this year’s Swedish Rally  – Rally Sweden.  It is the biggest annually recurring event in Sweden, with around 200,000 spectators over four days and almost 100 million TV viewers worldwide

Nowadays, on this rally is dominated by cars such as Citroën C3, Hyundai i20 or  Toyota Yaris, but once upon a time they were Saab, Audi Quattro… Then you should check out this video from WRC Rally Sweden that summarizes the history (the Swedish Rally in the vernacular) for this year’s edition, number 65 since its inception in 1950. 

The races are decided in Karlstad and northern Värmland province, and since a few years ago some of the driving takes place across the Norwegian border. The event has been held since 1950 and has been a winter rally since 1965.

Stig Blomqvist, Bjorn Waldegard, Per Eklund … Well, sure they are all like the Saab 96 V4. Check out this video from WRC on Rally impressive history.