Erik Carlsson – Rallying

Posted on 21. Oct, 2006 by in 1960-1969, 1990-1999, 96

When we think of Rallying in a Saab, many of us think of Erik Carlsson. I would like to share with you a wonderful video from the vault highlighting personal interviews as well as footage from Erik “On the Roof” Carlsson’s history with Saab.

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  1. Saab History » Saab Rally Driver Profile - Erik Carlsson - July 28, 2008

    […] The early SAABs that Erik Carlsson drove were significantly underutilized two-stroke vehicles that required the driver to keep the high revolutions up while moving, which meant high speeds at all times. When driving these “strokers” at high speeds at all times, Erik Carlsson developed what was called “left foot” braking where you use your left foot to brake while in the same instance, your right foot to maintain the speed at all times. […]

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