Astonishingly, it later emerged that Hopkirk might never have won the rally but for his quick-thinking. The Monte Carlo rallye took place in January. There was also the considerable figure of Erik Carlsson, the Swedish master who had won for Saab in the previous two years and was joined in the team by his wife Pat, the sister of Stirling Moss. Daily News Headlines Newsletter Today’s news headlines, directly to your inbox. The fatal accidents of the Group B era resulted in its demise. Liddon drove in WRC events from until They were stopped by the authorities who put Liddon to a breathalyzer test before realizing the Mini was right hand drive and stopped again for motoring the wrong way down a one-way street and were let off after telling a tale about being late for a funeral.
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Brian Moylan, a team mechanic, was dragged rallh his seat to sort the problem with no tools. The format then was so different, too, with drivers choosing their starting points from cities like Oslo, Lisbon, Frankfurt or even Monte Carlo itself. Topical and political cartoons from Belfast Telegraph.
List of fatal World Rally Championship accidents – Wikipedia
Henry Liddon, Rally Co-Driver. By Sammy Hamill They are final events of the rally season and crews are queuing up to see out the year in a post-Christmas blow out. At the Monte Carlo Rally, a spectator died after Hayden Paddon slid wide on a left-hand corner and went rear-first on the roadside embankment.
It was worth more than the prize money for winning the lliddon he explained.
Timo Makinen, Henry Liddon, Ford Escort RS1600
Retrieved 20 January This page was last edited on rqlly Septemberat On the first stage of the Rally PortugalJoaquim Santos lost control of his Ford RS while trying to avoid spectators on the road, crashing into a crowd of spectators, killing three and injuring over thirty. Boxing Day Down Royal races [photos]. At the podium, they were presented a trophy by Prince Rainier and his lovely wife Princess Grace.
At the time, Liddon was serving as sporting director for the TTE. The rlly of Paddy Hopkirk’s David versus Goliath victory 50 years ago was the stuff of legend and turned the fun-loving Ulsterman into a household name.
Digging the toolkit from the boot, Moylan used what he had, cleaned the start motor’s pinion, and off it went. He began his racing career in the s and rose to fame as co-driver to Paddy Hopkirk.
It was 2, miles that started off in snowy and icy Henfy now Belarus. Sections of this page. Paddy remembers it mostly for the bitter cold, an awful hotel, even worse food and the giant tin of Beluga caviar he swapped for some ladies nylon stockings he had brought with him!
They continued at race speed with their Quattro and crashed into a group of people standing in front of a van.
Henry Liddon – rally profile
He smoothly explained his mother had died back in Ireland — ‘ma mere est morte’ — and they had already abandoned the rally to return home to attend the funeral. UVF mural ‘insult to all who wear poppy’. World Rally Championship—related lists Lists of motorsport fatalities.
Liddon won again in as co-driver to Rauno Aaltonen. Raul Falin, chairman of AKKFinland’s sporting authority for motorsport and the country’s representative in the FIA, was quickly taken to a hospital but died from his injuries soon after.
Team manager Ove Andersson withdrew Toyota from the event. But it is truly the Monte Carlo Rallye – the maiden win for Mini – which cemented Liddon’s role in Mini history books. The list also lidddon fatal accidents in the International Championship for Manufacturers IMCthe predecessor to the World Rally Championship, which was contested from to Why was it so special?
The Monte Carlo rallye took place in January.
He died on September 23, in a plane crash on the Ivory Coast with three others, his assistant Nigel Harris, the pilot and navigator, during the Bandama Rallye. They were stopped by the authorities who put Liddon to a breathalyzer test before realizing the Mini was right hand drive and stopped again for motoring the wrong way down a one-way street and were let off after telling a tale about being late for a funeral.
Use dmy dates from October He was every PR man’s dream — and their worst nightmare. He remembers, too, the fur-hatted soldiers manning road junctions, standing like frozen statues, as they passed and being liiddon as people pushed notes into the henfy pleading: Retrieved 18 September All that remained were a series of three-lap races around the Monaco GP circuit and although the Ilddon was out-powered by Ljunfeldt’s Falcon, which swept past the Carlssons, Hopkirk used every ounce of his skill and tenacity to maintain his lead.