Eric "On The Roof" Carlsson RIP

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  1. Metalman

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    Sad news. Rest In peace Eric Carlsson.

    What a great man he was.
     
  3. ScottinBend

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    Sad news........
     
  4. mrntd

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    One of the greatest rally drivers. Sad to hear.
     
  5. minirab

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    We lost another one, I'm sure some of the WRC shoes of today might just

    think of him as an old guy who raced SAABS but I believe others in that

    group realize just how great he was.
     
  6. Steve

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    Carlsson isn't the only driver in here but it's still worthy. Also, don't be confused if you don't hear sound right away, it's here and there, not at the start.
    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5-HP9v2slE"]SAAB Rally and Racing Films - YouTube[/ame]
     
  7. Metalman

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    I liked this part....

    "Oh..... I won the blonde?"

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    Saw that. He really went for it, didn't he?
     
  9. Metalman

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    Haha... Yeah, did you see his eyes light up?

    Her body language was screaming.... Don't touch me... Oh geez, too late...:D
     
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    6:50, for the curious.
     
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    That's too bad. I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Mr. Carlsson at Pikes Peak back in 2000. Quite a guy.
     
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    When you grow up in Sweden, you're either a Volvo family or a SAAB family. Those of us who were SAAB families (a waning minority) had a few things to hold on to as the reason for our loyalty, and PÃ¥ Taket was one of them. One day I'm going to convert my dad's 96 into a Carlsson rally replica.

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    Are you going to replace the axle keys with cut nails so they don't shear off, like someone I know did?:lol: He used to shear them off when trying to do burn outs in the 60's. I have been on some pretty scary rides in a 96.
    No, you will do it the right way, I have faith.
     
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    We loved our 1967 SAAB 96, 3 cylinders of 2 stroke fun.:D It's a very fond memory. A real shame it rusted to dust for us. We were too busy rallying & racing to give it the attention it deserved. :(
     
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    A classmate at university had a Saab 96. He had a Turbonique gas turbine driving the back wheels, but drove it mostly on the 3 banger two stroke in front.

    He would pick up money drag racing on the street, it was a crazy fast sleeper.

    Turbonique: Magique Or Junque? - Tech - Hot Rod Magazine
     
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    I had two 96's, the first one was a dark green 1969 standard and the second

    (my favorite til I totaled it) was a 1968 Deluxe in light blue. Oh well!
     

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