After miles and miles of mostly unreasonable roads, past Russian crowds who begged to be taken along into Poland, the final stage took them through Monaco. Retrieved 18 September Views Read Edit View history. It took three days of day and night driving, Liddon taking spells at the wheel while Hopkirk slept, and they were sustained by a diet of Heinz self-heating soup and tins of Shippham’s Chicken Supreme supplemented by biscuits, chocolate and Lucozade. Retrieved 20 January

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Use dmy dates from October At the Monte Carlo Rally, a spectator died after Hayden Paddon slid wide on a left-hand corner and went rear-first on the roadside embankment. Partly because the little Mini, with its cross-mounted engine of not much more than cc, was such an unlikely rally car at a time when bigger was deemed to be better and partly because of the sheer tally of Hopkirk’s personality.

Much more than it is today, the Monte was a huge event then, attracting over drivers and factory liddln from Europe and America. He was every PR man’s dream — and their worst nightmare. He died on September 23, in a plane crash on the Ivory Coast with three others, his assistant Nigel Harris, the pilot and navigator, during the Bandama Rallye. They were stopped by the authorities who put Liddon to hejry breathalyzer test before realizing the Mini was right hand drive and stopped again for motoring the wrong way down a one-way street and were let off after telling a tale about being late for a funeral.

List of fatal World Rally Championship accidents – Wikipedia

At the Safari Rallya service car with four mechanics crashed into a truck near Mombasa. It was bad news for the Minis — dry roads would favour the more powerful Fords and Chryslers.


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Coming nine years after Ronnie Adams had become the first Ulsterman to win the Monte, Hopkirk’s victory was, and still is, the most talked about in the history of the world’s most famous rally and, 50 years on, will be celebrated next Saturday with a gala dinner in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.

By Sammy Hamill They are final events of the rally season and crews are queuing up to see out the year in a post-Christmas blow out. After winning a race that so many couldn’t finish because their cars were simply not reliable enough, in the final moments before the car was to be driven on to the stage, the poor thing wouldn’t start.

But like modern day rallying, Hopkirk knew what lay ahead. But Paddy is nothing if not sharp. Then it was off to London, where the team and the Mini were to be placed on a podium to appear on the popular show Sunday Night at the London Palladium.

I can imagine trying to hold the clipboard with brittle fingers and read off instructions to navigate across half of Europe through frozen eyeballs in what Hopkirk reported to be temps around 39 degrees below zero.

The list also includes fatal accidents in the International Championship for Manufacturers IMCthe predecessor to the World Rally Championship, which was contested from to Christian Serradori [nb 3].

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Astonishingly, it later emerged that Hopkirk might never have won the rally but for his quick-thinking. But it was the Mini which was to launch his career to a different level, his first association with the dinky car coming in January when he drove a cc Cooper to sixth place on the Monte.


Among his teammates, Liddon counted some impressive and familiar names: Well-known fatalities involving officials, spectators and team members are also mentioned.

The fatal accidents of the Group B era resulted in its demise. Paddy remembers it mostly for the bitter cold, an awful hotel, even worse food and the giant tin of Beluga caviar he swapped for some ladies nylon stockings he had brought with him! The driver David Joshi sustained serious injuries.

Liddon won again in as co-driver to Rauno Aaltonen. Together, they won the Rallye de Monte-Carlo in Navigating their way through Paris en route to Reims, Hopkirk and Liddon made a mistake, proceeding up a one-way street where they were confronted by an angry gendarme.

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All that remained were a series of three-lap races around the Monaco GP circuit and although the Mini was out-powered by Ljunfeldt’s Falcon, which swept past the Carlssons, Hopkirk used every ounce of his skill and tenacity to maintain his lead. Views Read Edit View history.

At the Safari Rally, five passers-by and four spectators were killed in unrelated accidents, both involving non-competitive drivers crashing into competitors. On the first stage of the Rally PortugalJoaquim Santos lost control of his Ford RS while trying to avoid spectators on the road, crashing into a crowd of spectators, killing three rslly injuring over thirty.