Rally Acropolis 1971 Ove Andersson

By Thanos Voudouris

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Ove Andersson, 19th Rally Acropolis, Alpine-Renault A110 1600

The iconic Rally Acropolis, FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) returns to Greece for the first time in eight years. Greece will join the WRC schedule on September 9-12, as the 10th Round of the 2021 WRC calendar (9-12 September).

Ove Andersson, 19th Rally Acropolis Alpine-Renault A110 1600

Going back to 1971, the Swedish Ove Anderson won the rally with his Alpine-Renault A110 1600. The previous year he had finished in 3rd place. Back then, the Rally Acropolis was one of the toughest grueling races on very rocky mountain roads in blistering heat during the Greek summer.

Ove Andersson – photo: Vintage Road&Racecar

Unfortunately, Ove Andersson, was killed in a head-on crash during a vintage rally near his South African home city of George on 11 June 2008. A mini van apparently pulled out from behind a truck into the path of his Volvo 444, making a collision unavoidable.


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