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#26 OFFLINE   preisman

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 08:00 AM

Nice Peugoet and congrats on the Italia. Both awesome models.
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Posted 25 May 2014 - 12:28 PM

View Postpreisman, on 25 May 2014 - 08:00 AM, said:

Nice Peugoet and congrats on the Italia. Both awesome models.
Thanks! Now for something completely different from those 2…

Ebbro P-4 P401 Toyota Supra 2002 JGTC Series GT500 3rd Y. Tachikawa/H. Takeuchi

With 2 wins in the 2002 season - both at Mt. Fuji - Yuki Tachikawa and Hironori Takeuchi took 3rd overall in the GT500 class of the 2002 JGTC series.

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 06:58 AM

HPI 8070 Lancia Stratos HF 1979 Rallye Sanremo Winner T. Fassina/M. Mannini

Only WRC win for Antonio Fassina.
15th WRC win for Lancia.
15th WRC win for Lancia Stratos.

1978 was the end of the fabulous works Stratos' rally career and most of the cars went to private teams. Straight away, in 1979, privateers proved that the Stratos was still capable of winning WRC events. 3 outright victories in a season all in privately-financed cars - not bad for a car which had been designed 8 years earlier!

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 06:25 AM

IXO RAM342 Ford Focus RS WRC 08 2008 Rally Japan Winner M. Hirvonen/J. Lehtinen

7th WRC win for Mikko Hirvonen.
68th WRC win for Ford.
Only WRC win for Ford Focus RS WRC 08.

Ford's least successful Focus-based rally car. This was the 2nd evolution of the new-shape Focus originally introduced in form of the Focus RS WRC 06 in Rally Australia 2005. As with evolutions, changes remained small. Aesthetic changes in front grille were related to slightly changed looks of the base car - interestingly these changes for the rally car were achieved by taping the headlights and painting the area above the air intake grille. The car was also reported to have a new crankshaft and turbo in a quest to increase range of available power.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 09:43 PM

Eaglemoss Collections Passione Rally #36 (IXO) Volkswagen Golf GTi 16V 1987 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire Winner K. Eriksson/P. Diekmann

1st WRC win for Kenneth Eriksson.
1st WRC win for Volkswagen.
Only WRC win for Volkswagen Golf GTi 16V.

This was VW's only WRC win until they returned to the WRC - 26 years later - in 2013. A WRC winner previously only available as a kit, this was finally released as part of the Passione Rally partswork in 2014. Quality-wise it is everything you would expect of a partswork model but, even so, the brush guard is a little off. It could use some Marlboro text logos but at least they put on the Marlboro red chevron logos. Sometimes IXO releases 'upgraded' versions of partswork models so I'm kind of hoping they do the same with this.

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 08:19 PM

Ebbro 43596 Toyota Supra 2004 JGTC Series GT500 5th Y. Tachikawa/S. Ara

With 1 win in the 2004 season - Sportsland SUGO - Yuki Tachikawa and Seiji Ara took 5th overall in the GT500 class of the 2004 JGTC series.

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 07:54 AM

HPI 930 Subaru Impreza STi 2004 Super Taikyu Series 4th Place K. Koizumi/Y. Kikuchi

The very first HPI release in 2006. I bought this to complement their last release in 2013. HPI had a great 7 year run. Here's the story behind the car from HPI's site courtesy of the Internet Wayback Machine:

HPI Racing is proud to announce an exciting new sponsorship package in full-scale auto racing. HPI Racing is now the main sponsor of the Prova Racing Subaru Impreza STi entry in the 2004 Super Taikyu Endurance Series. The Super Taikyu Series consists of 8 endurance races throughout Japan at top racing circuits like Twin Ring Motegi and Suzuka, each race is around 3 hours long, driving duties are split between two drivers on each team. The HPI Racing Subaru will compete in Class 2, battling against other turbocharged Subaru Impreza STi cars and Mitsubishi Evo VIII cars. Prova Racing Division will field the entry, driven by Kazuhiro Koizumi and Yasushi Kikuchi. Of interest to R/C racers (and anyone that aspires to compete in real racing), team driver Kazuhiro Koizumi started his racing career driving radio controlled cars in the early 1990's, competing at many top 1/10th scale buggy and on-road races around the world.

The Subaru Impreza STi features bold HPI Racing graphics which help to promote radio controlled cars to hundreds of thousands of racing enthusiasts. The bold graphics were chosen for maximum impact in magazines and on TV, making the car easily recognizable to all R/C racing fans. To help further promote R/C cars, the sponsorship package also teams HPI up with other companies in the R/C industry, including RC Driver magazine, Hot Bodies, and Force Engines.

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 06:00 AM

MTech H-03-A 1970 Mitsubishi Colt Galant GTO MR Orange

MTech is a line of scale models from Japanese manufacturer Epoch. While Epoch is still around it seems MTech line of models is not.

About the car (from Wikipedia):
The Colt Galant GTO exterior was penned by Hiroaki Kamisago, who had previously been sent by Mitsubishi to study at the Art Center College of Design, then located in Los Angeles, California, incorporating a number of stylistic cues from contemporary American muscle cars like the Mustang, Firebird and Cougar, including a long hood, raised cut-off ducktail rear, and rounded quad-headlamps and tail-lamps. The GTO was Mitsubishi's second production car to have full, roll down, side windows and a pillarless design and after the Toyota T40 series Corona of 1966 and Mitsubishi's own Galant Hardtop launched earlier in 1970; the GTO was the third such Japanese car.

Mitsubishi Racing Development (AKA Colt Speed) intended the Colt Galant GTO to compete in the prestigious JCCA Grand Prix circuit. However, the OPEC oil embargo of 1973 sounded the demise of GP racing, so the GTO race program was mothballed. Nevertheless, GTO's were successful in rallying, including the famous Japanese Alpine Rally.

Initially, there were three Colt Galant GTO models offered, all powered by the Saturn engine: the M1 (1,600 cc SOHC, 4-speed), M2 (1,600 cc SOHC, 4-speed) and the top-spec MR (1,600 cc twin-carb, DOHC 5-speed), a 125 PS (92 kW) version only available in Japan.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 08:17 AM

Ebbro 43537 Mazda Familia Rotary Coupe (R100) 1970 Spa 24 Hours DNF Y. Katayama/T. Takechi

In July 1968 Mazda released the revolutionary Familia Rotary Coupe or R100 as it was known in some markets. This was one of the first mass produced rotary engine powered cars, and offered exhilarating performance from its 982cc twin rotor Wankel engine.

In 1969 Mazda took the R100 racing and achieved a creditable 5th and 6th at the Spa 24 Hours. The race versions used the Type 10A peripheral port engine like in the Cosmo Sport and generating close to 200 bhp.

Buoyed by their 1969 successes they took four cars to Spa for the 1970 24 Hour race. They qualified as high as sixth and started strongly. At the halfway point, the R100 driven by Yoshimi Katayama and Toshinori Takechi held the lead over a BMW 2800 CS, with the other three rotary cars close behind in 3rd, 4th and 8th. Then, with only four hours to the chequered flag, disaster struck. One car suffered engine trouble and had to retire. Soon after, a strange noise developed in the engine of Katayama’s lead car, eventually forcing him to stop. The same problem also ended the hopes of the third car. The final R100 just managed to stave off the engine problems and complete its final lap to scrape through in 5th place.

This is a model of the race-leading #31 car of Yoshimi Katayama and Toshinori Takechi which failed to finish due to engine problems.

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:51 AM

Bizarre BZ394 Nissan Silvia (S12) 1988 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire Winner A. Ambrosino/D. Le Saux

Only WRC win for Alain Ambrosino.
9th WRC win for Nissan.
Only WRC win for Silvia (S12).

Although Nissan continued racing in the WRC until 1992 this would be the last win for Nissan in the WRC. To make it somewhat more embarrassing, the Rallye Côte d'Ivoire was not part of the Manufacturers' Championship that season.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 06:16 AM

Norev La Légende Du Dakar #9 Peugeot 205 T16 Grand Raid 1988 Dakar Rally Winner J. Kankkunen/J. Piironen

Only Dakar win for Juha Kankkunen.
2nd Dakar win for Peugeot.
2nd Dakar win for 205 T16 Grand Raid.

In 1986, Group B continued to raise power and speeds in the World Rally Championship culminating in the death of Henri Toivonen. Group B cars were then banned after the end of the season. After a second victory in the WRC, Peugeot faced a dilemma: abandon this wonderful racing machine and devote themselves to endurance or Formula 1 racing, or try to convert to another discipline? Jean-Claude Vaucard was commissioned to transform this rally beast into a rally-raid champion. Testing and experience gained in the African rallies led to changes on the car: 30 cm longer wheelbase, wider track, reduced power of 380 hp to maintain reliability, and increased ride height of 270 mm. The car changed sponsor, then color, and two more drivers came to assist Ari Vatanen in Peugeot's attempt to win the Paris-Dakar.

After a superb victory in the Dakar in 1987, the 205 T16 Grand Raid was entered as a backup for the 1988 event. Peugeot, galvanized by its success, developed the 405 T16 Grand Raid in support of the commercial launch of the Peugeot family sedan. Peugeot wisely entered two 405s and two improved 205s in the 1988 Dakar. Ari Vatanen led the race in a 405, but was followed closely by Juha Kankkunen in a 205. Vatanen's title defense was derailed when his Peugeot was stolen from the service area at Bamako, Mali. Though it was later found, Vatanen was subsequently disqualified from the event, victory instead going to compatriot and teammate Juha Kankkunen. After that the car did not compete in the African deserts again but it still had a lot of success in rally cross until 1990.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 05:52 AM

IXO RAM398 Citroën C4 WRC 2009 Rallye Catalunya - Costa Daurada 4th Place P. Solberg/P. Mills

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Subaru announced on 16 December 2008 that they would not be participating in the World Rally Championship any longer, a mere day after Suzuki announced their withdrawal. Petter and co-driver Phil Mills were left without a ride. Looking at their options with the remaining teams they had to sit out the 2009 season opening Rally Ireland. After careful evaluation of several privateer options including Ford and Citroën cars, Solberg confirmed having acquired (most likely leased) a Citroën Xsara WRC (in 2006 WRC spec) as of 25 January 2009, and that Phil Mills and himself would return to the WRC in a privateer team for the 2009 Rally Norway.

On 6 February 2009, Solberg officially unveiled the Petter Solberg World Rally Team, with himself as driver and Phil Mills as cod river. It took some time to adapt to the new car during their first round in Norway, but eventually Petter and Phil managed to secure a sixth place and three points in the drivers' championship. Following that result and a new engine from Citroën, Solberg finished third in the Cyprus Rally, being the first true privateer in a privately run team to be in the podium since Malcolm Wilson back in 1993. Solberg managed to repeat this feat in Sardinia.

Solberg and Mills retained their consistent fight for 3rd and 4th position through the three next rallies; Portugal, Argentina (Retired from 3rd position due to loss of fuel pressure on the final stage) and Italy. Solberg "threatened" to swap to a Peugeot 307 WRC, unless he got the 2006 spec upgrades for his Xsara. He received the upgrades (mainly improved intercooler and mechanical differentials) for Sardinia, which made them able to defend a 3rd place, in very hot conditions. Solberg expressed that they were unable to push harder in hot temperatures, and remained open to analyze what to do for the next events. Solberg was believed to be in talks of upgrading to a Peugeot 307 CC but decided to stick with the Xsara. After retiring from Rally Finland, Solberg decided to miss Australia to concentrate on finding a more competitive car. After testing a Citroën C4 WRC in France, and a Ford Focus RS WRC in Britain, Solberg confirmed he would drive a C4 at the final two rounds of the season, Rally Catalunya and Wales Rally GB. The car was to be a 2008-spec C4, but would feature updates to bring it as close as possible to the factory cars of Sébastien Loeb and Dani Sordo. Solberg continued to drive for his own Petter Solberg World Rally Team for Catalunya, but was a nominated points scorer for the Citroen Junior Team at Wales Rally GB, alongside Sebastien Ogier. He finished in 4th position in both of these events, and ended up 5th in the overall 2009 Drivers' Championship standings.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 06:08 AM

Well Doug, you have been a busy lad down here in '43 world!  :eusa_clap: :10:   Thanks for all your hard work, it's an excellent read!  :occasion14:
And gotta love the little Colt with its GTO status! :drool5:

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:54 PM

View Postmairandeddy, on 15 June 2014 - 06:08 AM, said:

Well Doug, you have been a busy lad down here in '43 world!  :eusa_clap: :10:   Thanks for all your hard work, it's an excellent read!  :occasion14:
And gotta love the little Colt with its GTO status! :drool5:
Glad you're enjoying it Eddy. Stay tuned and there are many, many more to come...
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Posted 18 June 2014 - 09:22 PM

Bizarre BZ215 Toyota Celica Twincam Turbo 1985 Safari Rally Winner J. Kankkunen/F. Gallagher

First WRC win for Juha Kankkunen.
6th WRC win for Toyota.
3rd WRC win for Celica Twincam Turbo.

Prior to HPI releasing versions of the TCTs in late 2013 the Bizarre versions were a holy grail of sorts for many collectors as they were the only manufacturer to mass-produce finished TCT models. They will undoubtedly look a little dated compared to the newer HPI versions but at least Bizarre supplied the Marlboro decals!

(from Jonkka's World Rally Archive:)
Toyota's first big-hitter was a curious design for a rally car, especially considering it's era. For two and half-years before it's debut, Audi had demonstrated the might of four-wheel drive. Even so, for some reason Toyota decided not to take advantage of Group B rules and produce a limited run of special 4WD cars but settled on a RWD design instead. On top of that, it featured a live rear-axle and front-mounted engine with just two valves per cylinder, making it look like a rather dated design on paper.

All in all, these constraints made it uncompetitive in European events. On the other hand, the car's relatively simple design meant it was also reliable. Massive power output (320bhp) provided a very high top speed and so it was that Toyota Celica Twincam Turbo excelled where these qualities were in demand: long-distance rallies in Africa. It was so successful that it won all Safari and Ivory Coast rallies that Toyota entered from 1983 to 1986. This success paved the way for Toyota Team Europe's (TTE's) rise to the very top of the WRC with their Celica GT-Fours in the 1990's.


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 07:03 AM

Eligor 114899 Kamaz 4326 2013 Dakar Rally Winner E. Nikolaev/S. Savostin/V. Rybakov (1 of 3500)

Purchased: 2013

First Dakar win for Eduard Nikolaev.
12th Dakar win for Kamaz.

Kamaz continued their domination of the Dakar after Iveco took the win in 2012. With this win Kamaz would have double the 6 wins of closest rival Tatra.

I don't know whey these aren't more easily available. First of all, Eligor doesn't mention these anywhere on their site. Secondly, they're typically only available from Russian on-line shops. They do occasionally show up on eBay but they are terribly over-priced. Finally, the few Russian on-line shops I have found don't accept what most would consider the usual forms of payment. To wit, I had to use Western Union to purchase this.

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 06:46 AM

Ebbro 44292 Nissan Silvia Turbo Super Silhouette (S110) 1983 Super Silhouette Series K. Hoshino

This one definitely looks better on the shelf as the camera doesn't flatter it. No race details from Ebbro but according to the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) site there were 8 Super Silhouette Series races in 1983 (TS/GTS section).

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 07:10 AM

African Rallies is my favourite topic.

To my knowledge 2006 Dakar Truck Class Winner is the only correct Kamaz made by Eligor.
The car is insane. They did homologation run few years ago which resulted in Kamaz 4911.
Pretty neat if you think of it - homologation racing truck!
0-100 in less than 10 seconds.

Regarding 1985 Safari Winner by HPI. Is there any good deals out there?

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 10:27 AM

View PostSanchez, on 20 June 2014 - 07:10 AM, said:

African Rallies is my favourite topic.

To my knowledge 2006 Dakar Truck Class Winner is the only correct Kamaz made by Eligor.
The car is insane. They did homologation run few years ago which resulted in Kamaz 4911.
Pretty neat if you think of it - homologation racing truck!
0-100 in less than 10 seconds.

Regarding 1985 Safari Winner by HPI. Is there any good deals out there?

You are correct about the Dakar truck. From what I can recall the model is a 4911, not the 4326 variant.

I have not seen any good deals on the HPI TCTs.
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Posted 22 June 2014 - 06:51 AM

Universal Hobbies UH2460 Renault 5 GT Turbo 1989 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire Winner A. Oreille/G. Thimonier

Only WRC win for Alain Orielle.
6th WRC win for Renault.
Only WRC win for 5 GT Turbo.

Alain Oreille drove Renaults for most of his career, including all 28 of his WRC starts. He took back-to-back wins in the FIA Cup for Drivers of Production Cars in 1989 and 1990 in a Renault 5 GT Turbo. By winning the Rallye Côte d'Ivoire in 1989 he became the first and only driver to win a WRC round in a Group N car. Group N cars were basically standard road cars as the modifications allowed are few even requiring full stock interior trim including rear seats!

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 07:09 AM

The Silvia and the Dakar truck are amazing. Very cool models.
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Posted 22 June 2014 - 08:21 AM

View Postpreisman, on 22 June 2014 - 07:09 AM, said:

The Silvia and the Dakar truck are amazing. Very cool models.
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Posted 23 June 2014 - 07:15 AM

Norev La Légende Du Dakar #1 Peugeot 205 T16 Grand Raid 1987 Dakar Rally Winner A. Vatanen/B. Giroux

1st Dakar win for Ari Vatanen.
1st Dakar win for Peugeot.
1st Dakar win for 205 T16 Grand Raid.

The 1987 rally marked the start of an era of increased official factory participation in the car category, as French manufacturer Peugeot arrived and won the event with former World Rally champion Ari Vatanen. Considering this is a partswork model, it's a bit surprising (but quite nice) that it came with the Camel logos already on it!

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 05:33 AM

Norev La Légende Du Dakar #14 Citroën ZX Rallye Raid 1991 Dakar Rally Winner A. Vatanen/B. Berglund

4th (and final) Dakar win for Ari Vatanen.
First Dakar win for Citroën
First Dakar win for ZX Rallye Raid

With Peugeot's departure after the 1990 Dakar, the PSA Group introduced a new rally-raid monster: the Citroën ZX Rallye-Raid. Until 1990, the Peugeot 205 T16 and 405 established their supremacy in rally-raid. This greatly irritated the competition, who pushed for amending the regulations to force out the winning machine. Peugeot calmed things down at the end of the season by promising to retire from rally-raid but they didn't really leave. Both Peugeot and Citroën are part of PSA Group so there were many similarities.

In fact, little other than the name and the appearance of the car changed. The financial and logistical resources were enormous, three Peugeot drivers continued their adventure with Citroën (Ari Vatanen, Alain Ambrosino, and Björn Waldegård) and the core technology and proven performance of the 405 T16 - itself derived from the 205 - was the basis for the ZX Rallye-Raid. The four-cylinder XU 15 engine from the 205 was modified increasing displacement from 1.8 liters to 2.5 liters. The power output was reduced to 300 horsepower helping increase reliability and the 434 ft-lb of torque was put to good use pulling the nearly 1,450 kg of weight through the sand.

Citroën used everything available to them to ensure a win in their first attempt. The reason was that when the ZX Rallye-Raid lined up at the start of Paris-Dakar the marketing of the ZX series had not started yet - it was scheduled for spring. A success in the Dakar would help ensure the commercial success of the compact Citroën. But not everyone was fooled: under the sedan body the ZX Rallye-Raid hid a racing chassis and motor and did not share any component (except for the chevrons on the grille) with the production car that would arrive a few months later.

No less than fours cars were lined up at the start to increase Citroën's chance of winning the race. And this prudent strategy - already applied by Peugeot - was a good idea as little more than half way through the rally, two Citroëns were destroyed. On a special stage, Jacky Ickx passed Vatanen by cutting through the camel grass. This move damaged the suspension: a shock absorber broke, causing its oil to leak on the overheated engine starting a fire immediately. Pilot and copilot had just enough time to get out of the car before it was transformed into a giant torch. An hour later, Waldegård's car suffered the same fate. The two remaining cars then proceeded more carefully and Vatanen, who had built up a big overall lead, won the Dakar again.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:36 AM

HPI 8071 Lancia Stratos HF 1978 Rallye Sanremo Winner M. Alén/I. Kivimäki

At the end of 1977, political decisions within the Fiat Group meant that the works Stratos' World Championship career was virtually over. The flamboyant Alitalia sponsorship deal was passed over to Fiat (and the 131 Abarth), along with the majority of the budget. Because of this the team cars took on Pirelli livery, and because of the way the regulations had changed, they were obliged to run with earlier 12-valve engines.

Although more Turin-registered Stratos cars started more events than ever in Europe, these were all at European events, or even in German and Italian national events. In fact, the works Stratos only started four 'World' rounds - Monte Carlo, Sweden, Sanremo, and the British RAC. This was a rather down-beat way to bring the career of a unique type of rally car to a close. With only 6 starts in four events, the team used just 4 cars, none of which were new, but were merely refurbished from the 1977 season.

One driver who switched between the Fiat 131 Abarth and Lancia Stratos - and won in both - was Finn Markku Alén. Having won the Rally de Portugal and his home event, the 1,000 Lakes Rally, with the 131 Abarth in 1978, he made a one-off appearance in the Stratos in Sanremo. Alén's target for the part-asphalt, part-gravel event was a place on the podium to ensure that he won the FIA Cup, the precursor to the Drivers' World Championship.

The favorites for the event were the three Fiat 131s of Sandro Munari, Walter Röhrl and Maurizio Verini, particularly as the Ford Escorts of former Lancia ace Björn Waldegård and his French team mate Jean-Pierre Nicolás had withdrawn for technical reasons. It seemed certain that the winner would be one of the Italian machines, although the aging Stratos of Alén and his team mate Adartico Vudafieri, who had won the Italian Championship with Lancia and whose inclusion in the Sanremo team was a reward for his efforts, could not be discounted.

Once the event got under way, whoever hit the front seemed to be jinxed. First to fall foul of the tricky conditions was Sandro Munari. The Italian led Röhrl at the end of the first day, the pair over a minute ahead of the Stratos machines of Verini and Alén. The torrential rain on day two made the surface particularly difficult and Munari left the road on the second 40-mile stage. Röhrl, the new leader, found himself with a big margin to second-placed Vudafieri, who had made a good recovery from first-day troubles, and Verini, who began to fall back. Alén hung onto fourth place until Röhrl emulated his team mate Munari by crashing into retirement. By the time Vudafieri crashed, Alén had already passed Verini for second so found himself leading.

Despite taking it easy, needing only a top-three slot to take the FIA Cup, Alén took a win - his sole success at the wheel of the Stratos. Verini's runner-up position over 10 minutes behind was enough for Fiat and the 131 Abarth to take a second consecutive Manufacturers' Title.

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