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    Terrible news: RIP Björn Waldegård

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y73kjbGYp7M

    One of the greatest ever. A legend of Group B -- the last meaningful rally class. RIP. Thanks for the memories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y73kjbGYp7M

    One of the greatest ever. A legend of Group B -- the last meaningful rally class. RIP. Thanks for the memories.
    I'd never heard of him, but I'm sorry to hear that. That Mercedes looked like a tank on ice skates. He was wrestling with the steering and it looked incredibly heavy. Yet he was sliding about at apparently slow speeds. I guess it just means rally cars have come along way since then.

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    The Mercs surviving are highly collectible, with Al in the body and other fancy touches. I don't think I've seen one this century. Röhrl drove another Merc SLC before going to Audi. Waldegård gave Toyota WRC wins and always impressed despite 2WD machinery.

    He was the first World Rallye Champion. In the Stratos he took on Munari, the team, and most Italians -- and did well. Impressive.

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    The news is going round. Stig Blomqvist and Hannu Mikkola commented. I feel this is the greatest loss since Henri Toivonen.
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    I lied. I cheated. I bribed men to cover the crimes of other men. I am an accessory to murder. But the most damning thing of all... I think I can live with it. And if I had to do it all over again - I would. Benjamin Sisko
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