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Winter 1978 – Testing the Ford Escort

Submitted by on December 4, 2014

Winter 1978Rally aces Bjorn Waldegard and Hannu Mikkola getting completely sideways whilst testing the Ford Escort and Fiesta rally cars in the winter of 1978. Beautiful tandem drifting unfolds when Bjorn Waldegard and Hannu Mikkola are let loose on a frozen lake. It was winter (obviously) in 1978, and it looks as if the entire team turned out for a little bit of testing, and a whole lot of fun.

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A translation to the discussion between Hannu and Bjorn at the beginning comes thanks to one keen YouTuber:

“H:Now that they´ve plowed it´s easier to drive. B: Yes, It looks really nice when you have good snowbanks around the track. Will I see you in Portugal on Monday? H:Yes or in Copenhagen (Kastrup Airport probably) B: Oh, yes Copenhagen, I really should´nt fly with you.”

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