' Last Saturday we drove the Simca for the first time and wanted to test everything at a rally event. And then suddenly the person in front engages reverse gear and demolishes the front of the Rallye 2. '
Repair in record time
But the Swiss from Richterswil on Lake Zurich knows his confederates. 'On Sunday evening I got a fender from a Simca Club friend from Ludwigsburg. On Monday, my plumber got to work. He did a perfect job on a night shift,' says Blandow happily and shows pictures of the work on his smartphone . The painter also left everything and took care of the French rear wing from 1973.
Without any training or test drive, Blandow and his co-driver Martin Kämpfer are on the road in the French rally yellow. 'After all, we had the engine on the test bench, it has now covered around 1,300 kilometers.' They saved the Simca Rallye 2 the 700 km journey, but the 85 hp car can prove its qualities at the Eifel Classic. After the second day the Swiss are 30th overall.