Skoda legend John Haugland turns 70
- 26th September 2016, 1:46am
Norwegian John Haugland, who for 20 years (1971 to 1990) was famous for his international rallying successes for Skoda, had his 70th birthday last week (September 23).
During that time he won his class on 106 international rallies and competed in 32 WRC-rallies, and was an occasional works driver with British Leyland and Datsun.
Later he was an advisor in Petter Solberg’s early international days and later, for Andreas Mikkelsen.
Nowadays he is famous for his Winter Rally School which helped train three world champions, two European champions and more than 80 national champions.
Story & Photo: Martin Holmes
Right: John Haugland in his Skoda 130RS after the 1976 RAC Rally, his first WRC class win for this famous Skoda.
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