IMPORTANT NEWS: National Electric Vehicle Sweden has agreed to buy the assets of Saab Automobile and the sale is expected to be finalized during the summer.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Memories from Rallye Monte Carlo

This week the Rallye Monte Carlo is held. At the time of writing this Frenchman Sebastian Loeb is in the lead in his Citroen DS3 ahead of Spaniard Daniel Sordo in his Mini Cooper and Petter Solberg of Norway in his Ford Fiesta.

The Rallye Monte Carlo is perhaps the world's most famous rally and undoubtedly one of the most prestigious to win. In the mountains around Monaco such legendary rally makes as Porsche and Lancia have ruled. But also Saab.

Official advertisement for the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique

Erik "on the roof" Carlsson won this rally two times. The first time was in 1962 in a Saab 96 and then again in a Saab 96 the next year 1963.

When looking at the official web page of the Automobile Club de Monaco, which organize the Rallye Monte Carlo, it is obvious that Saab is a huge part of the history of the rally.

Just look at the advertisement above and the great pictures from the glory days below.