RIP Bjorn Waldegaard

I just read that the first WRC World Champion, Bjorn Waldegaard, passed away from cancer.

I was lucky enough to see him compete at the 1986 and 1987 Olympus Rally.

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That is him putting on his jacket at scrutineering for the 1986 Olympus Rally.

I’ve heard there is a story about him, recce for the ’86 Olympus, loosing a recce car in a flooded river, public nudity and the Washington State Patrol.  Maybe someone can share the specifics?

 

 

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