Jiří Motal and Oldřich Horsák with Svět Motorů editor Karel Beránek
and a ŠKODA 120 S at the Vltava Rally 1972. Only 28 duos completed
the event out of 88, and this one came 5th.
This is not autocross; this is the 1974 RAC Rally!
John Haugland and Arild Antonsen in a ŠKODA 120 S:
190 cars on the start line, 83 complete the event,
ŠKODA finished 22nd. One year later, John Haugland
and Fred Galagher won their class,
finishing 15th overall.
There were many nights of lost sleep in the
motorsport department over the Š 720 OHC’s
engine. This picture shows a 1,500 cm3 engine
fitted to a ŠKODA 1000 MB driven by Jaroslav
Bobek at an event in Havířov (1970). Vibrations
at high speeds blew out the rear window.
ŠKODA made appearances at many European Championship
events. 1970 saw the brand finish second in the under-1,000 cm3
class, behind the Fiat Abarth, ahead of NSU and Saab. This picture
shows a ŠKODA 100 at Nürburgring, with John Haugland
and Jaroslav Bobek. taking turns behind the wheel.
He finished third overall in the Drivers’ Cup.
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