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Great American Mountain Rally Volvos

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The gist of this story is about the authors Hudson - with a brief mention of Studebakers - but does touch lightly on the sole Volvo in the show:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2018/1 ... ly-revival
122S Rally car.jpg
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Here is a bit longer brief on the 2018 event, written by the late organiser, who passed away shortly after the event.
https://stevemckelvie.wordpress.com/201 ... the-1950s/

And to tie the story together, my 122 has an almost identical paint job - but rattle-can - applied by the late WW II veteran
Leo Rizzo; I bought the car and a large pile of spares shortly before he passed.
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https://www.parsellfuneralhomes.com/obi ... !/Obituary
Leo is mentioned in the footnotes of the second article; he not only ran the factory Jaguar rally team in '56, he actively raced a flock of Volvos through the years, as well as an Arnolt-Bristol (!). There was a picture in his study of him standing next to his XK120, in about two feet of snow, top down, chains on, wearing coveralls and a huge grin.
69 1800s, @500k Death by Rust
94 850 Turbo, T-boned, ambulance for me, crusher for it
97 850T5 project
98 V70R, Junkyard rescue
98 V70GLT x2, parts cars
00 V70xc x2, both now dead
62 122s four door, 2l, FI head, discs up front, ipd swaybars
56 445 Duett basket project
1950 Studebaker 2R10 flatbed, T9 crashbox

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And related but off-topic:
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69 1800s, @500k Death by Rust
94 850 Turbo, T-boned, ambulance for me, crusher for it
97 850T5 project
98 V70R, Junkyard rescue
98 V70GLT x2, parts cars
00 V70xc x2, both now dead
62 122s four door, 2l, FI head, discs up front, ipd swaybars
56 445 Duett basket project
1950 Studebaker 2R10 flatbed, T9 crashbox

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