Swedish rally legend, Stig Blomqvist, has inspired several generations
of race drivers. Famed for his smooth driving style, his glittering
career lasted over three decades.
One of the most popular drivers to grace the WRC stage, 1984
World Rally Champion Stig Blomqvist achieved an incredible 11
wins and 33 podiums. He won his home event, the Swedish Rally,
seven times. His first WRC rally came at home in Sweden in 1973
– and he returned there for the last time in 2006.
Outside the WRC, he won the British Rally Championship in 1983
and the Swedish Rally Championship several times. At the Race
of Champions, Blomqvist took the title “Champion of Champions”
in 1989 and 1990.
Scalextric celebrate the accomplished career of Stig Blomqvist;
faithfully modeling three of his memorable drives in three very
different machines. In 1985, Stig claimed a respectable 4th place
in the Monte Carlo rally, with co-driver Cederberg, in the No.1
Audi Sport Quattro.
In November of the same year, as reigning World Champion, Stig
took part in a celebrity TV competition called the “Austin
Rover Rally Sprint”, held at the famous Donington Park race
circuit, driving the MG Metro 6R4.
Stig moved from the Audi works team to the Ford works team for
the 1986 FIA World Rally Championship. The No. 2 Ford RS200, driven
by Stig and co-driven by Bruno Berglund, retired from the grueling
33rd Acropolis Rally after an accident, but still finished 11th
overall in the 1986 Championship.
Stig Blomqvist - Rally Legend