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#1 Billbonney

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 19:12

Can any of you folk assist in filling in some blanks with regard to Tom Trana's rally results whilst with Volvo in the 1960s.
To start with I have his finish classifications of 1st, 1st and 3rd for the 1964, 1965 and 1966 Rally of the Midnight Sun but does anyone know his car number on each of these events and the numbers of starters and finishers?
Can anyone fill me in on the 1964 Hankirally which I understand was run in Finland. I believe he won this event? But again have no other details.
And lastly, until the next time, he competed in the 1964 KNA rally, again I have no other detail. Was this a Norwegian event? What was its status? I assume a national event? Was this the same as the earlier Viking Rally?
Lots of questions, and hopefully some of you folk who have databases and other sources of information might be able to fill in some of the missing info.

Thanks to all
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#2 RS2000

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 19:30

There should be some data and contacts here:
http://www.forum-aut...sujet378189.htm
As far as UK events in 1965 are concerned, Trana's co-driver was killed in a road accident during the 65 Gulf London Rally and repercussions meant he did not come to the UK for the 65 RAC Rally to go for his hat trick of wins.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 20:24

Here some result for TomTrana

1964
Monte Carlo: 3 Tom Trana/Sune Lindstrom Volvo
Midnight sun: 1 Tom Trana Volvo PV. The number of the car was 89 and the reg. number OA48909
Acropolis: 1 Tom Trana/Gunnar Thermaenius Volvo Pv
Jyvaskyla(finnish) 3 Tom Trana/Gunnar Thermaenius Volvo Pv
Genéve: 4 Tom Trana/Gunnar Thermaenius Volvo Pv
RAC: 1 Tom Trana/Gunnar Thermaenius Volvo Pv The number on the car 8
Winter rally: 1 Tom Trana Volvo
(Was a rally in Norway and one of the rally in the scandianavian championship)
Hankirally: 1 Tom Trana/Gunnar Thermaenius Volvo Pv
(A winterrally in finland and not a part of any championship)


1965
Swedish rally: 1 Tom Trana Volvo Pv. The number of the car was 34 and the reg. number O24683
(In june Tom Trana started in GULF-rally i UK and fatal accident happended and his codriver was killed)
Sydrallyt: 1 Tom Trana Volvo
( A rally int the swedish championship)
Jamtrallyt: 5 Tom Trana Volvo
( A rally int the swedish championship)

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 20:44

Here come some more

Midnight Sun rally

1964
1 Tom Trana
2 Harry Kallstrom
3 Bengt Soderstrom

Midnigth sun has mowed to winter and was now called The swedish rally

1965
1 Tom Trana
2 Ake Andersson
3 Bjorn Waldegard

1966
1 Ake Andersson
2 Simo Lampinen
3 Tom Trana

I think that the KNA-rally is the same as the norwegian Winter rally. KNA is the norwegian Automobile Club. The Viking rally was not a winterrally but it was a norwegian rally. 1964 the danish has take over the name Viking and organized a Vikingrally

#5 Billbonney

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 14:43

Thanks to RS2000 and pingst. That fills in a few more details.

Can anyone tell me the number of cars that started on these events, also the number of classified finishers?

As regards the 1965 International Gulf London Rally, this of course was the first of the series run by London Motor Club. The Clerk of the Course was David Seigle-Morris.
Tom Trana in car number 1 started at 14.01 hrs from Fortes Airport Hotel, London Airport and drove to the first special stage Speech House (a stage I know quite well having run it on several UK national rallies) which is in the Forest of Dean on the England/Wales border. His time on this stage was 10 minutes 41 seconds against a target time of 10 minutes 23 seconds. They then drove the short road section to SS 2 at Mailscott Woods where they managed 6 minutes 58 seconds against 6 minutes 36 seconds target time. The next stage SS3 was at Brecon in Wales and the tragic accident was on the road section to there. I have Tom and Gunnar's original Special Stage Time Cards for the fist two stages.

I believe Tom Trana competed on the Polish Rally which took place 30th July to 3rd August 1964, again any more information, car number, finishing position, number of cars starting and finishing the event?

Can anyone else add any more events that Tom Trana competed in during the 1960s?

Does anyone know which Swedish events formed the Swedish national rally championship in 1964 and 1965?

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 14:50

1964 Safari - Trana had a sponsored entry as winner of the RAC Rally so Volvo entered a team. Unfortunately the cars were delayed on the high seas and they were left with insufficient time to set the cars up for East African conditions. Trana did not finish neither did any of the other Volvos.

But, his car stayed in Kenya and was used by Joginder Singh to win in 1965 and a legend was born.


Edit: It was the RAC Rally not the Monte

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 16:26

The swedish national championship 1964
Rally Bore
Smalandsrallyt
Midnattsolsrallyt
Jamtrallyt
It was a unoffical swedish championship organizedby the motorsportmagazine "Racing"


The swedish national championship 1965
It was the first year for a offical championship
Rally Bore
Jamtrallyt
Sydrallyt

I hope that I could later came with more information about Tom Trana

#8 RS2000

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 22:09

Originally posted by Billbonney

Can anyone else add any more events that Tom Trana competed in during the 1960s?

1966 RAC (3rd?) (stage times for early stages were posted on here - "page from Programme" thread??)(entry list 1st page of Gulf 65 was on that thread too)

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 10:02

Thanks RS 2000, pingst and D-Type.

I have a full entry list for the event and results for Class D for the 1965 Rally Bore. But did not know it was part of the Swedish Rally Championship.

5/6th February 1965, Rally Bore, Tom Trana/Gunnar Thermaenius Car 7
Classification 1st in class D (over 1600 cc) 4th overall. The event attracted 112 Entries
Bjorn Valdegard/Lars Nystrom won the event with 1280 points.

I will scan and post the full entry list and Class D results in the next couple of days.

I also have a Time Card for Car 8 in Class 5 for Tom Trana for the SMK Uppsala Roslagsvalsen 1965. It looks as though the event had 23 stages/sections but only 3 were completed. Any ideas as to what event this was?

Any further rally information on Tom Trana will be very much apppreciated

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 10:43

Maybe this helps a little bit. You have to scroll down to page 26 of 37 (at least as of today; that may change if those statistics get updated).

#11 Billbonney

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 10:53

Thanks ReWind, what a great listing. at least I now know which events to research.

#12 Tomas Karlsson

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 12:58

Billbonney, note that the list from Norway is a mix of rally, racing, hillclimbs etc. And I doubt that it is a complete listing. When I checked a Norwegian driver that I know a lot about, I found that the list had missed most of that drivers results. And he was Norwegian!!

Tom Trana drove not only rallies, but a lot of other types of competition.

#13 Billbonney

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 13:46

Thanks Tomas, yes I see it includes much more than rallies. Like you I saw straigthaway there were rallies missed. eg 1964 Hankirally which TT won, I am sure there are others. But the listing is still very much appreciated.

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 16:59

Originally posted by Billbonney
Can any of you folk assist in filling in some blanks with regard to Tom Trana's rally results whilst with Volvo in the 1960s.

Thanks to all
Bill



I've been a few days away, so I've just found this thread.

According to my database:

- '60 Midnattssolen, T T / Gunnar Thermaenius, Volvo P1800 S, 3rd in Class (GT, Over 1300cc)
- '62 RAC, T T / ? ?, Volvo, #26, DNF
- '63 Tulpenrallye, T T / Mario Pavoni, Volvo 122S B18 Amazon, 6th o/a (5th Touring Cat.)
- '63 Midnattssolen, Gunnar Andersson / T T, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, 4th in Class (Standard Touring, 1601-2000cc)
- '63 Jyväskylän, G A / T T, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, #43, 2nd o/a (2nd Groups 1&2, 1st in Class 1601-2000cc)
- '63 RAC, T T / G T, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, #29, OA48909, 1st o/a (and 1st in Class 4)
- '64 Monte-Carlo, T T / Sune Lindström, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, #59, O72011, 6th o/a (6th Group 1, 1st Class 6)
- '64 Safari, T T / M P, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, #44, DNF
- '64 Acropolis, T T / G T, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, #45, OA48909, 1st o/a (and 1st in Touring Cat. & 1st in Class 6)
- '64 Midnattssolen, T T / G T, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, 1st o/a
- '64 Polski, T T / G T, Volvo B18, #103, entered (I don't know the result, if any)
- '64 Jyväskylän, T T / G T, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, #48, OA48909?, 2nd o/a (2nd Groups 1&2, 1st Class 1601-2000cc)
- '64 Genève, T T / G T, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, 6th o/a
- '64 RAC, T T / G T, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, #8, OA52287, 1st o/a
- '65 Fiori, T T / G T, Volvo 122S B18 Amazon, #54, O80180, DNF
- '65 KAK, T T / G T, Volvo B18 (I'll bet for an Amazon, but I don't know for sure), 1st o/a
- '65 Tulpenrallye, T T / G T, Volvo 122S B18 Amazon, #64, O89180, DNF
- '65 Acropolis, T T / ? ?, Volvo 122S B18 Amazon, #37, O23426, DNF
- '65 Gulf London, T T / G T, Volvo, #1, DNF (road accident claiming the life of Gunnar Thermaenius)
- '65 RAC, T T / ? ?, Volvo 122S B18 Amazon, #1, DNS (the works Volvos were entered, but whithdrawn)
- '66 Monte-Carlo, T T / Sölve Andreasson, Volvo 122S B18 Amazon, classified ('though I don't know the final position)
- '66 KAK, T T / S A, Volvo 122S B18 Aamzon, 3rd o/a
- '66 Tulpenrallye, T T / Lennart Berggren, Volvo 122S B18 Amazon, #23, 7th o/a
- '66 Acropolis, T T / ? ?, Volvo, DNF (the works Volvos were withdrawn after a road accident claiming the life of two mecahnics)
- '66 Jyväskylän, T T / S A, Volvo 122S B18 Amazon, #76, O79522, 2nd o/a (2nd Groups 1&2, 1st Class 5)
- '66 RAC, T T / S A, Volvo 122S B18 Amazon, #19, OA72907, 3rd o/a (1st Class 6 & Private Entrant Trophy winner)
- '67 KAK, T T / ? ?, Volvo, DNS (illness)


That's all I've found about him.



Carles.

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 17:34

I am not a rally expert, but I happen to have a complete set of THE Swedish motor magazine from that time in my house right now. I'll scan through them for any Trana results. It may take a couple of days though ;)

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 19:12

Thanks Carles, I will work through your list, some very good information.

Thanks Tomas, if you can find any further information it will be very welcome.

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 21:06

'60 Midnattssolen, T T / Gunnar Thermaenius, Volvo P1800 S, 3rd in Class (GT, Over 1300cc)
The number is 105 and the reg number A27777 and the car was red

'65 KAK, T T / G T, Volvo B18 (I'll bet for an Amazon, but I don't know for sure), 1st o/a
The car was a Volvo Pv 544(not a Amazon) with the number 34 and the reg. number O24683

'66 KAK, T T / S A, Volvo 122S B18 Aamzon, 3rd o/a
The number is 27 and the reg number OA77886


- '63 Jyväskylän, G A / T T, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, #43, 2nd o/a (2nd Groups 1&2, 1st in Class 1601-2000cc)
The number is 43 and reg number OA48909

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 06:00

1967? Scottish
Trana had a major off late in the afternoon before Grantown arrival. Car high up in the trees similar Mikkola 1969 R.A.C.
Conversation in parc ferme very flatten Volvo arrives driven by Swede.
Me: "Where did you do that?"
He:"Did you see Trana's car?"
"Yes, in the top of a tree"
"Same place but I fly higher and further than Trana!"

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 07:47

Originally posted by Nick Wa
"Same place but I fly higher and further than Trana!"


:lol:

And that's espacially funny since "trana" in Swedish is a bird. ("Trana" = crane bird.)

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 10:35

Originally posted by pingst
'60 Midnattssolen, T T / Gunnar Thermaenius, Volvo P1800 S, 3rd in Class (GT, Over 1300cc)
The number is 105 and the reg number A27777 and the car was red

'65 KAK, T T / G T, Volvo B18 (I'll bet for an Amazon, but I don't know for sure), 1st o/a
The car was a Volvo Pv 544(not a Amazon) with the number 34 and the reg. number O24683

'66 KAK, T T / S A, Volvo 122S B18 Aamzon, 3rd o/a
The number is 27 and the reg number OA77886


- '63 Jyväskylän, G A / T T, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, #43, 2nd o/a (2nd Groups 1&2, 1st in Class 1601-2000cc)
The number is 43 and reg number OA48909



Thankyou for your precissions, pingst.


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Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:21

Originally posted by jarama



I've been a few days away, so I've just found this thread.

According to my database:

- '60 Midnattssolen, T T / Gunnar Thermaenius, Volvo P1800 S, 3rd in Class (GT, Over 1300cc)
- '62 RAC, T T / ? ?, Volvo, #26, DNF
- '63 Tulpenrallye, T T / Mario Pavoni, Volvo 122S B18 Amazon, 6th o/a (5th Touring Cat.)
- '63 Midnattssolen, Gunnar Andersson / T T, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, 4th in Class (Standard Touring, 1601-2000cc)
- '63 Jyväskylän, G A / T T, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, #43, 2nd o/a (2nd Groups 1&2, 1st in Class 1601-2000cc)
- '63 RAC, T T / G T, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, #29, OA48909, 1st o/a (and 1st in Class 4)
- '64 Monte-Carlo, T T / Sune Lindström, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, #59, O72011, 6th o/a (6th Group 1, 1st Class 6)
- '64 Safari, T T / M P, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, #44, DNF
- '64 Acropolis, T T / G T, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, #45, OA48909, 1st o/a (and 1st in Touring Cat. & 1st in Class 6)
- '64 Midnattssolen, T T / G T, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, 1st o/a
- '64 Polski, T T / G T, Volvo B18, #103, entered (I don't know the result, if any)
- '64 Jyväskylän, T T / G T, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, #48, OA48909?, 2nd o/a (2nd Groups 1&2, 1st Class 1601-2000cc)
- '64 Genève, T T / G T, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, 6th o/a
- '64 RAC, T T / G T, Volvo PV 544 B18 Sport, #8, OA52287, 1st o/a
- '65 Fiori, T T / G T, Volvo 122S B18 Amazon, #54, O80180, DNF
- '65 KAK, T T / G T, Volvo B18 (I'll bet for an Amazon, but I don't know for sure), 1st o/a
- '65 Tulpenrallye, T T / G T, Volvo 122S B18 Amazon, #64, O89180, DNF
- '65 Acropolis, T T / ? ?, Volvo 122S B18 Amazon, #37, O23426, DNF
- '65 Gulf London, T T / G T, Volvo, #1, DNF (road accident claiming the life of Gunnar Thermaenius)
- '65 RAC, T T / ? ?, Volvo 122S B18 Amazon, #1, DNS (the works Volvos were entered, but whithdrawn)
- '66 Monte-Carlo, T T / Sölve Andreasson, Volvo 122S B18 Amazon, classified ('though I don't know the final position)
- '66 KAK, T T / S A, Volvo 122S B18 Aamzon, 3rd o/a
- '66 Tulpenrallye, T T / Lennart Berggren, Volvo 122S B18 Amazon, #23, 7th o/a
- '66 Acropolis, T T / ? ?, Volvo, DNF (the works Volvos were withdrawn after a road accident claiming the life of two mecahnics)
- '66 Jyväskylän, T T / S A, Volvo 122S B18 Amazon, #76, O79522, 2nd o/a (2nd Groups 1&2, 1st Class 5)
- '66 RAC, T T / S A, Volvo 122S B18 Amazon, #19, OA72907, 3rd o/a (1st Class 6 & Private Entrant Trophy winner)
- '67 KAK, T T / ? ?, Volvo, DNS (illness)


That's all I've found about him.



Carles.



More stuff on Trana:

- '63 Acropolis, T T / ? ?, #15?, Volvo PV 544, DNF
- '63 Midnattssolen, 29th o/a


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Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:43

http://www.bilhistor...ort2/sp2_tu.pdf

Please, look for Trana at here and you will find a lot of results of him !

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:53

I think Nr.1 means the first in overall position !

I think ! Anyway they are in page 26 !

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 12:09

Some more complete results :

KNA Vinterrally (Norway) 1964 - Tom Trana-Gunnar Thermanius (Volvo PV 544 Sport) 1st
Norgeslopet (Norway) 1966 - Tom Trana-Solve Andreasson (Volvo 122 S) 1st
KNA Vinterrally (Norway) 1967 - Tom Trana-Solve Andreasson (Saab V4) 3th
Norgeslopet (Norway) 1967 - Tom Trana-Knut Moberg (Saab V4) 1st
Rallye Vinter (Norway) 1968 - Tom Trana-Knut Moberg (Saab V4) 2nd
Rallye Vinter (Norway) 1969 - Tom Trana-Solve Andreasson (Saab V4) 3th
Rallye Oslo (Norway) 1969 - Tom Trana-Knut Moberg (Saab V4) 3th
Rallye Norge (Norway) 1970 - Tom Trana-Solve Andreasson (Saab V4) 9th
Rallye Sorlandslopet (Norway) 1971 - Tom Trana-Knut Moberg (Saab V4) 6th

Hope it helps !
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 08:52

I have dug into my piles of old magazines. Trana started competing in the Scandinavian fore-runner to rallies, the T-competitions (T=Tillförlitlighet or realiability). A type of competitions that looked more like the modern type of rally. T and orienteering was very popular in Scandinavia. But in the middle of the sixties the modern type of rallies started to take over the scene and for some years we had Swedish championships in both, with the same drivers competing.
You were looking for his Volvo results. What I have found he drove Fiat, Volvo, BMC-Cooper, Volvo and Saab. And did he go to Volvo again..?
And apart from that he drove Volvo in races both in Scandinavia and in the European championship and he even raced in Formula Junior.

Anyway, this is what I have found (Volvo rally results only) :

1960 Midnattsolsrallyt S /? Volvo 3rd IC 29th OA

1961 Midnattsolsrallyt S /? Volvo P1800 Ret (lying second) (A27777) #105

1963 Feb 2 Rally Bore S /? Volvo 5th
1963 Feb 15 Helsinki FIN /? Volvo 5th
1963 Apr 20 Tulpenrallye NL /Mario Pavoni Volvo 7th
1963 May 20 Akropolis GR /? Volvo Ret (in the lead)
1963 Jun Midnattsolsrallyt S /Gunnar Andersson Volvo PV 544 4th IC 24th OA (OA48909) #7
1963 Aug 18 Jyväskylä FIN /Gunnar Andersson Volvo 2nd
1963 RAC GB /? Volvo PV 544 1st (OA48909)

1964 Monte Carlo MC /? Volvo PV 544 1st IC 6th OA (O72011)
1964 Hankirally FIN / Gunnar Thermaenius Volvo PV 544 1st #28
1964 KNA Vinterrally N / Gunnar Thermaenius Volvo PV 544 1st #28
1964 Akropolis GR / Gunnar Thermaenius Volvo PV 544 1st
1964 Midnattsolsrallyt S / Gunnar Thermaenius Volvo PV 544 1st (OA48909) #89
1964 RAC GB / Gunnar Thermaenius Volvo PV 544 1st (OA52287)
1964 European Champion

1965 Monte Carlo MC ?
1965 Rally Bore S / Gunnar Thermaenius Volvo 4th
1965 Mar 10 Svenska Rallyt S / Gunnar Thermaenius Volvo PV 544 1st (O24683)
1965 Akropolis GR ?
1965 Gulf Rally GB / Gunnar Thermaenius Volvo Ret krasch
1965 Jämtrallyt S /Gunnar Häggbom Volvo 5th
1965 Sep24-26 S /Sölve Andreasson Volvo 1st
1965 2nd in Swedish Rally championship (and second in Swedish T-championship)

1966 KAK-rallyt (Svenska rallyt) S /Sölve Andreasson Volvo Amazon 3rd (OA7786)
1966 Feb 25 Rally Bore S /? Volvo Amazon 1 (OA7786) #43
1966 KNA Vinterrally N /? Volvo Ret
1966 Tulpenrally NL /? Volvo 4th IC /th OA
1966 Jyväskylä FIN /? Volvo Amazon 2nd
1966 Jämtrallyt S /? Volvo 2nd
1966 Norgeslöpet N /? Volvo 1st
1966 Sydrallyt S /? Volvo 2
1966 RAC GB /? Volvo Amazon 3rd (OA72907)
1966 Swedish Rallychampion in group 2.

1967 Feb 9-12 KAK (Svenska rallyt) S /? Volvo ?
1967 Feb 24-25 Rally Bore S /? Volvo Amazon 2nd IC 3rd OA (OA92929) #59
1967 May 6 Smålandsrallyt S /? Volvo 2nd OA

BTW I think Roslagsvalsen was a T event. In 65 he retired after hitting a rock.

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 08:53

Many thanks to all of you,

I assume the 1965 KAK Rally took over from the Midnattssolen that ran in earlier years? Was this a change of organiser or was the event simply re-badged?

Did the 1970 Rallye Norge take over from the earlier Rallye Vinter or was it an additional rally?

Sorry for my ignorance.

Iteresting the flying Tom Trana story, I can recall several similar instances on UK events, its a devil of a job sometimes to recover the sticken vehicle. Explaining to the recovery crew, 'we have a car off, will need a suspended tow, but that is after you get it out of the trees'

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 09:01

The organizers for Svenska Rallyt was the same as for Midnattsolsrallyt - Kungliga Automobilklubben (the Royal Automobile club). Midnattsolsrallyt was from the beginning a real rally which went up into the north of Sweden with midnight sun in the middle of the summer.
When it was changed to a winter rally the old name didn't quite fit in...

#28 Billbonney

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 09:05

Thanks Tomas, another new piece of new information as far as I am concerned.

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 12:01

Didn't the Midnattsolsrasllyt have stage that started deep in a coal mine?
Sadly, it seems the section of Dalby Forest that includes "Mikkola's Bend" (named after 69 RAC off, see above) is about to be lost to rallying to become a mountain biking centre. The true "revival" RAC ("The Roger Albert Clark Rally", not the half-baked "Lombard Revival") next month may be the last rally to use it.
"Famous rallying offs" could be in danger of becoming a thread on it's own?

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 11:29

Yes in the 1963 Midnattsolsrasllyt one of the special stages started in an iron ore mine about four levels down. Competitors drove along galleries and up inclined tunnels to the finish line on the surface. This was not a good event for Tom Trana who could only make 24th place, yet the return to more tradional stages in 1964 and 1965 brought him first place on these two events.
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 20:38

Nearly there as far as Tom Trana's rally exploits are concerned but still some gaps.

I understand he competed in the 1968 Gulf London Rally, his car was number 4? but I see from postings of the first 15 finishers he is not mentioned. Does anyone know if he finished the event and if so what was his final position?

I also have him starting the 1968 RAC Rally as car number 21, but again no idea if he finished the event or was classified?

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 23:32

He didn't finish the 68 RAC. Only 32 cars did, with the only two Saabs to finish being Lampinen and Orrenius in 1st and 2nd. (the top seed in the main RAC in 68 was No15, the cars in front of that were in a separate event for Gp5 and 6 cars the "European Cup Rally").
He was No.4 on the 68 Gulf but I too only have the first 15 finishers.

#33 Darren Galpin

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 08:24

Trana retired from the 1968 Gulf Rally with clutch failure.

#34 Billbonney

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 10:09

Thanks RS2000 and Darren Galpin, TT certainly enjoyed less success with Saab than when he was driving for Volvo.