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Bjorn Waldegard – 1943-2014 – Celebrating a life

Submitted by on September 3, 2014

 

Bjorn Waldegard - Rally 1000 Lakes 1985 - B.Waldegård _ H.ThorszeliusHe was the first ever World Rally Champion. Today we celebrate the life and amazing rally career of Bjorn Waldegard through photographs.

We were deeply saddened to learn of Bjorn Waldegard’s passing last week, a man who captured the hearts of rally fans worldwide with two-decades of fantastic WRC performances.

When the dust settled on the 1979 WRC season Bjorn Waldegard had become the first official World Champion in rallying, a year which saw him drive for Rothmans, Ford and Daimler-Benz. He’d go on to continue winning rallies right up until the Safari event of 1990, at which he took first placed aged 46.

We’ll keep our words short, and we hope you enjoy this quick collection of our favorite Bjorn Waldegard memories. Rest in peace.

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Rally Monte Carlo 1970 - B.Waldegård _ L.Helmér Rally Monte Carlo 1976 - B.Waldegård _ H.Thorszelius Rally Portugal 1978 - B.Waldegård _ H.Thorszelius 1973 RAC Rally - B.Waldegard _ H.Thorszelius Björn Waldegard - Hans Thorszelius 30º International Swedish Rally 1980. Fiat 131 Abarth. Clasificado 3º Bjorn Waldegard - Hans Thorzselius Lancia Stratos San Remo 1976 East African Safari Rally 1978  Rally Acropolis 1979 - B.Waldegård _ H.Thorszelius Rally Monte Carlo 1969 - B.Waldegård _ L.Helmér Rally Monte Carlo 1979 - B.Waldegard _ H.Thorszelius Rally Olympus 1987 - B.Waldegård _ F.Gallagher Rally Portugal 1982 -- B.Waldegard _ H.Thorszelius Rally RAC 1988 - B.Waldegård _ F.Gallagher Rally Safari 1978 - B.Waldegård _ H.Thorszelius Rally Safari 1984 - B.Waldegård _ H.Thorszelius Rally Safari 1985 - B.Waldeard _ H.Thorszeliu Rally Safari 1986 - B.Waldegård _ F,Gallagher Rally Swedish 1978 - B.Waldegård _ H.Thorszelius Swedish Rally 1978 - B.Waldegard _ H.Thorszelius waldegard.1 waldegard.escort waldegard.fiat waldegard waldegard.porsche waldegard.porsche1 waldegard914

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