1968 European Rally Championship


Drivers' Championship

Jan 20-25	Monte Carlo Rally
Apr 4-7		East German Rally
May 2-5		West German Rally
Jun 3-4		Acropolis Rally (Greece)
Jun 27-30	Geneva Rally (Switzerland)
Jul 17-20	Danube Rally (Romania)
Aug 16-18	Rally of 1000 Lakes (Finland)
Sep 2-8		Coupe des Alpes (France)
Oct 10-13	R.A.C.E. Rally (Spain)

Constructors' Championship

Jan 4-7		Swedish Rally
Mar 6-10	San Remo Rally
Apr 22-27	Tulip Rally (Holland)
May 15-19	Austrian Alpine Rally
Jul 5-7		Czechoslovakian Rally
Aug 1-4		Polish Rally
Sep 26-29	Three Cities Rally (Hungary)
Nov 15-22	RAC Rally of Great Britain

Swedish Rally
4th-7th January 1968

 1     Björn Waldegård/Lars Helmer              Porsche 911T		66.014s		BB 2277
 2  15 Tom Trana/Sölve Andreasson		Saab V4			67.655
 3     Hakan Lindberg/Bo Reinicke		Saab V4			67.669
 4  11 Bengt Söderström/Gunnar Palm		Ford Lotus Cortina	67.675
 5     Lillebror Nasenius/Bengt Frodin		Opel Rekord		69.170
 6     Stig Blomqvist/Lennart Blomqvist		Saab V4			69.829
 7     Jerry Larsson/Torsten Palm		Saab V4			69.921
 8     Anders Kullang				Opel Kadett		70.261
 9     Per Eklund/Birger Petersson		Saab V4			70.305
10     Jan Henriksson/Lars-Eric Carlström	Opel Kadett		70.932
       ?/Carl Magnus Skogh			Volvo 142
 R     Ove Eriksson				Opel Kadett		crash
 R     Roger Clark/Jim Porter			Ford Lotus Cortina	driver caught influenza
 R     Ove Andersson				Ford Lotus Cortina	throttle linkages froze and snapped
 R     Åke Andersson				Porsche			crash			BB 2276


37th Monte Carlo Rally
20th-25th January 1968

Ps   # Driver/Co-Driver				Car			Penalties      Grp	Reg		Start City
 1 210 Vic Elford/David Stone                   Porsche 911T		14,116 pts 	3	S-C 9166
 2     Pauli Toivonen/Martti Tiukkanen          Porsche 911S		14,192		3
 3  18 Rauno Aaltonen/Henry Liddon              Mini Cooper S		14,451		2	ORX 7F	Athens
 4 185 Tony Fall/Mike Wood                      Mini Cooper S		14,635		2	ORX 707F
 5  87 Paddy Hopkirk/Ron Crellin                Mini Cooper S		14,652		2	ORX 777F	Lisbon
 6   8 Ove Andersson/John Davenport             Lancia Fulvia HF	14,666		2	TO 970377
 7  89 Jean Vinatier/Jean-Francois Jacob        Alpine A110		14,676		3
 8     Leo Cella/Alcide Paganelli		Lancia Fulvia HF	14,807		2
 9     Hannu Mikkola/Ainssi Jarvi		Datsun 2000		14,948		3
10 219 Björn Waldegård/Lars Helmer		Porsche 911		15,103		3	BB2277
11  20 Bengt Söderström/Gunnar Palm		Lancia Fulvia HF	15,103		2	TO 970373
12 237 Åke Andersson/Sven-Olof Svedberg		Porsche 911		15,210		3	BB2276
13  68 Rene Trautmann/Claudine Trautmann        Lancia Fulvia HF	15,238		2
14  37 Pat Moss-Carlsson/Elizabeth Nyström	Lancia Fulvia		15,274		2	970371-TO	Monte Carlo
15     Sergio Barbasio/Ugo Barilaro		Lancia Fulvia		15,477		2
16 218 Tom Trana/Sölve Andreasson		Saab V4			15,559		2	PA8172
17 221 Ove Eriksson/Lennart Berggren		Opel Kadett		15,713		2	WI HX 51
18     Henri Greder/Marie-Claude Beaumont	Opel Commodore		15,969		1
19     Jean-Claude Ogier/Bernard Ogier		Citroen DS21		16,096		1
20     Nicolas Koob/Aloyse Kridel		Renault			16,142		1
54 231 Carl Orrenius/Arne Hertz			Saab 96 V4					PA8765
55     Timo Mäkinen/Paul Easter			Mini Cooper S		fan pulley		ORX 77F		Monte Carlo
58  57 Jan-Eric Virgin/Fergus Sager		Volvo 142					BB2109
       Brian Culcheth/Johnston Syer		BMC 1800
       John Sprinzel/John Ryan			BMC 1800
       Lucien Bianchi				Citroen DS21
       Lucette Pointet				Citroen DS21
       Robert Neyret				Citroen DS21
       Henri Chemin				Ford Mustang
       Andrew Cowan/Brian Coyle			Hillman Imp Sport						Monte Carlo
       Rosemary Smith/Margaret Lowrey		Hillman Imp Sport						Dover
 R     Sobieslaw Zasada/Jerzy Dobrzanski	Porsche 911		withdrew
 R     Hans Walter/Werner Lier			Porsche 911		Lier had minor heart attack
       J-P.Nicolas				Renault Gordini
 R  43 Gerard Larrousse/Marcel Callewaert	Alpine A110		crash					Monte Carlo
 R     Jean-Francois Piot/J.Brenaud		Alpine A110		distributor
 R     Jean-Claude Andruet			Alpine A110
 R  93 Sture Nottorp/Björn Wahlgren		Mercedes-Benz 300 SE
 R 233 Lennart Boström/Curt Tillman		Volvo 142
 R 239 Kurt Simonsen/Staffan Elm		Saab 96 V4					O75235
 R     Malcolm New/Julian Chitty		Ford Lotus Cortina	accident				Dover
 R     Sandro Munari/Luciano Lombardini		Lancia Fulvia HF	fatal accident

Notes: Munari's car crashed on a Yugoslav motorway, killing his co-driver Luciano Lombardini,
       who was driving at the time. New & Chitty crashed into a french car near Le Mans - the
       car burst into flames, killing the french driver. New suffered concussion, Chitty
       suffered bruising. New was then charged with manslaughter. Zasada withdrew from the rally
       because of the sudden death of his father on the 25th - he had been 8th.
       229 entries, 200 starters, 153 finishers.
       Start cities were Dover, Lisbon, Warsaw, Oslo, Monte Carlo, Athens, Frankfurt and Reims.


I Rallye San Remo
6th-10th March 1968

 1     Pauli Toivonen/Martti Tiukkanen		Porsche 911T		5983.0 pts
 2   5 Pat Moss-Carlsson/Elizabeth Nyström      Lancia Fulvia		6138.0	970371-TO
 3  16 Ove Andersson/John Davenport             Ford Escort Twincam	6153.5	XOO 355F
 4     Harry Källström/Gunnar Haggbomm		Lancia Fulvia		6170.0
 5  18 Jean Vinatier/Jean-Francois Jacob	Alpine Renault		6183.5	276 UN 75
 6     Luigi Taramazzo/Luigi Pesco		Porsche 911S		6277.0
 7     Sergio Barbasio/Alessandro Merlano	Lancia Fulvia		6299.0
 8     Arnaldo Cavallari/Dante Salvay		Lancia Fulvia		6454.3
 9     Jerry Larsson/Fergus Sager		Lancia Fulvia		6510.7
10     Jean-Francois Piot/Jean-Louis Marnat	Alpine Renault		6510.7
11     Jean-Claude Ogier			Citroen DS21
 R     Tony Fall/Wood				Mini Cooper S		overheating
 R     Rauno Aaltonen/Henry Liddon		Mini Cooper S		overheating
 R						Alfa Romeo GTA		failed to start in parc ferme
 R						Alfa Romeo GTA
 R						DAF
 R						DAF
 R						DAF

Previously Rallye del Fiori
Notes: 73 starters


East German Rally
4th-7th April 1968

 1     Pauli Toivonen				Porsche 911


Tulip Rally
22nd-27th April 1968


Group 3
 1     Roger Clark/Jim Porter                   Ford Escort		 663.5 pts
 2     Ove Andersson/John Davenport		Ford Escort		 668.6
 3     J.Lusenius/K.Letho			Datsun Fairlady		 809.7
 4     Gerard Larrousse/Marcel Callewaert	Alpine Renault		1070.6
 5     Hannu Mikkola/A.Jarvi			Datsun Fairlady		1192.9
 6     J.Tordoff/D.Griffiths			Porsche 911T		1536.9

Groups 1&2
 1  74 J.Vernaeve/M.Wood			Mini Cooper S		 790.0			ORX 707F
 2     R.Slotemaker/J.Janssen			BMW 2002		 825.2
 3     Nicolas Koob/A.Kridel			Alfa Romeo GTA		 893.3
 4     A.Sigurdson/I.Ström			Saab V4			 957.5
 5     G.Kolwes/H.Heine				Volvo 122S		1139.7
 6     Miss M-C.Beaumont/Miss C.Beckers		NSU TT1200		1178.0
    73 Timo Makinen/Paul Easter			Mini Cooper S			(41st o/a)	LBL 66D

Notes: 77 starters. No general classification was published - results published as above.


West German Rally
2nd-5th May 1968



39th Österreichische Alpenfahrt (Austrian Alpine Rally)
15th-19th May 1968

 1  35 Bengt Söderström/Gunnar Palm		Ford Escort TC
 2     Hannu Mikkola/Anssi Järvi                Lancia Fulvia				970376-TO
 3     Walter Roser/Roman Loibnegger		Renault R8 Gordini
 4     Dr Arnulf Pilhatsch/Gustav Hruschka	BMW 2002
 5     Alcide Paganelli/Mario Manucci		Lancia Fulvia
 9     Tom Trana/Sölve Andreasson		Saab
       Otto Karger/Dr P. Wessely		Matra Djet 6
 R     Carl Orrenius				Saab
 R     Stig Blomqvist				Saab
 R     Lasse Jönsson				Saab


Acropolis Rally
3rd-4th June 1968

 1  30 Roger Clark/Jim Porter                   Ford Escort Twin-cam	 140.240 pts	XOO 254F
 2  23 Sobieslaw Zasada/J.Dobrzanski		Porsche 911L		 303.500	S-E 8052
 3     Pauli Toivonen/M.Kolari			Porsche 911T		 318.006
 4     Bengt Söderström/Gunnar Palm		Ford Escort Twin-cam	 325.144
 5  46 Rauno Aaltonen/Henry Liddon		Mini Cooper S		 370.456	RBL 450F
 6  45 Harry Källström/Gunnar Haggböm		Lancia Fulvia HF	 464.309
 7     A.Ballestrieri/David Stone		Lancia Fulvia HF	 932.246
 8     Pat Moss-Carlsson/Elizabeth Nyström	Lancia Fulvia HF	 996.830
 9     Ove Andersson/John Davenport		Ford Escort Twin-cam	1065.228
10     Brian Culcheth/M.Wood			Morris 1800		2160.963
 R  49 Timo Mäkinen/Paul Easter			Mini Cooper S		overheating	GRX 310D
 R     David Friswell/Mike Merrick		Mini Cooper S		crash/retired later
 R     J.Lusenius/Letho				Datsun 2000		crankshaft
 R     Hannu Mikkola/A.Jarvi			Datsun 2000		brakes


Geneva Rally
27th-30th June 1968

Postponed - then cancelled


Rally Vltava (Czechoslovakian Rally)
5th-7th July 1968

 1     Jean Vinatier				Alpine Renault


28th Polish Rally
1st-4th August 1968

 1    Krzysztof Komornicki			Renault R8 Gordini
      Margaret Lowrey/Alice Watson		Ford Escort Twin-cam	Ladies Cup


1000 Lakes Rally (Jyväskylän Suurajot)
16th-18th August 1968

 1 38 Hannu Mikkola/Anssi Järvi                 Ford Escort TC          10709.0s
 2    Simo Lampinen/Klaus Sohlberg              Saab V4                 10919.4
 3 44 Bengt Söderström/Gunnar Palm              Ford Escort TC          10947.4		YVW 591F
 4    Atso Aho/Antti Kytölä                     Mini-Cooper             11092.6
 5 52 Pertti Kärhä/Heimo Poutala                Isuzu Bellet            11289.6
 6    Eero Soutulahti/Aimo Wirtanen             Volvo Amazon            11440.7
 7    Jari Vilkas/Seppo Soini                   Saab V4                 11445.9
 8    Hannu Kulovesi/Timo Alanen                Volkswagen              11462.9
 9    Heikki Majander/Mauri Jokela              Volvo 122S              11617.5
10    Seppo Utriainen/Juhani Jokinen            Volvo 122S              11707.6
11    M.Salo/J.Laitinen				Porsche 911		11742.9
12    H.Palin/H.Pietila				Opel Rallye Kadett	11846.2
13 45 Carl Orrenius/Arne Hertz			Saab V4			11891.8		PA9491
14    R.Kossila/P.Mannonen			Datsun Fairlady		12044.4
15    S-M.Vekka/R.Salonen			VW 1600			12053.6
 R    Leo Kinnunen/Martti Kolari                Porsche 911T            SS25
 R 42 Ove Andersson/Agne Nordlund               Ford Escort TC          SS33/shed crown-wheel nut/punctured differential/lost oil/seized engine	AHK 938F
 R    Pauli Toivonen/Martti Tiukkanen           Porsche 911T            SS8/crash
 R    Timo Mäkinen/Pekka Keskitalo              Mini-Cooper             SS20/gearbox
 R    Pentti Airikkala/Erkki Rautanen           Isuzu Bellet            SS35/rolled
 R 41 Lars-I.Ytterbring/Lars Persson		Mini-Cooper		off road	ORX 777F
 R 52 Olle Bromark/Hannu Kiviranta		Saab V4					C63041
 R 70 Alf Andersson/Viktor Medefelt		Volvo 142				U81676



29th Alpine Rally
2nd-8th September 1968

 1 57 Jean Vinatier/Jean-François Jacob		Alpine-Renault A110 1440		21h04m41.9 Group6	4839 GG 76
 2 41 Jean-Louis Barailler/Philippe Fayel	Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA			21h19m14.3	5
 3 54 René Trautmann/Claudine Trautmann		Lancia Fulvia Coupé Rallye HF 1.4	21h25m38.4	6	953013-TO
 4    C.Henry/C.Gros				Alpine-Renault A110			21h58m19.0	3
 5    Guy Verrier/F.Murac			Alfa Romeo GTA				22h20m32.4	5
 6    J.Valabregue/S.Bernard			Alpine-Renault				22h37m32.3	3
 7    Lucien Bianchi/J-M.Jacquemin		Alfa Romeo				23h06m01.1	1
 8    G.Branche/R.Jullien			Porsche 911S				23h18m07.0	3
 9    Henri Greder/A.Vigneron			Opel Kadett				23h47m46.0	1
10    J-F.Henry/D.Corvi				Alpine-Renault				23h47m49.7	3
11    G.Houel/B.Lagier				Renault R1135				24h57m57.2	1
12 14 Jean-Louis Haxhe/Jacky Coolen		DAF 55					25h04m48.5	2
 R    Roger Clark/Jim Porter			Ford Escort Twin-cam
 R    Bengt Söderström/Gunnar Palm		Ford Escort Twin-cam
 R    Ove Andersson/John Davenport		Ford Escort Twin-cam
						Lancia Fulvia
						Lancia Fulvia
						DAF 44
						DAF 55
 R						Citroen DS21				mechanical
 R						Citroen DS21				mechanical
 R						Citroen DS21				hit by a non-competing car
 R    Leo Bertorelli/Peter Hilliard		Ford Escort Twin-cam
 R    Alan Allard/Tom Fisk			Ford Escort Twin-cam
 R    Stanley Palmer/Paul Steiner		Vauxhall Ventura
 R    Noel Smith/Paddy McGuire			Renault Gordini
 R    Robert Neyret				Citroen DS Original			hit by a non-competing car	8717 SL 38

Note: Organisers permitted Groups 1-6 to compete, but only 1-3 were allowed in European Championship
      rallies. Hence the organisers withdrew from the European Championship. There were 64 entries, 12 finishers.


RAC Rally
15th-22nd November 1968

Pos Car # Crew Car Cls Time Reg
1 12 Simo Lampinen/John Davenport Saab V4 4 650m34s PA 9782
2 24 Carl Orrenius/Gustav Schröderheim Saab V4 4 666m04 PA 9210
3 2 Rod Cooper/Ian Cooper Ford Lotus Cortina 4B 685m23 FYU 458C
4 R.Bean/P.Drury Ford Lotus Cortina 702m44
5 47 Jim Bullogh/Don Barrow Ford Escort Twin-cam 4 715m08 LWH 845F
6 28 Phil Cooper/Mike Bennett Mini Cooper S 3 731m45 RJB 326F
7 67 B.Wilkinson/J.Billett Ford Escort Twin-cam 4 747m29
8 33 John Barnes/Tony Pettie Peugeot 204 2 759m33
9 34 G.Ruttinger/G.Bork Wartburg 2 761m19
10 70 G.John/I.Harwood Ford Lotus Cortina 4 764m13
11 88 J.R.Jago/D.Spence Ford Cortina 4 786m40
12 93 J.M.Mossop/T.Johnstone Ford Lotus Cortina 4 788m13
13 10 M.Howells/M.Hamer Rover 3500 Automatic B 789m10
14 99 J.Hood/P.Durrant Mini Cooper S 2 794m46
15 52 P.Davies/D.Kahn Mini Cooper S 2 808m38
16 48 P.Clowes/M.W.Turner Mini 1 811m18
17 50 C.W.Holland/B.Garton Mini Cooper S 2 824m02
18 69 W.B.Jones/D.J.Evans Mini Cooper S 3 827m38
19 36 J.R.Gray/R.Hancock Ford Escort TC 4 829m20
20 107 W.Baguley/R.W.Clift Ford Lotus Cortina 4 834m25
21 64 D.Margulies/P.D.O'Gorman Ford Lotus Cortina 4 837m36
22 97 K.Gouldsborough/I.M.Wilcock Fiat 850 1 839m46
23 104 S.Siemssen/Miss B.Sabey Mini Cooper 2 842m28
24 86 T.Hall/K.Pryor Ford Cortina GT 4 860m36
25 112 I.Burdon/R.Roper Vauxhall Viva 3 867m22
26 119 N.J.Durnford/S.A.Davey Mini Cooper 2 870m33
27 95 H.Mackie/P.Allen Mini 1 874m21
28 116 H.E.Dodd/G.G.Amery Mini 1 896m19
29 117 B.M.Cooke/M.Stevens Mini 1 911m25
30 103 D.Pattinson/J.M.Cox Toyota Corolla 2 915m31
31 78 E.J.Summers/A.W.Christopher Ford Cortina 4 929m37
32 118 R.East/M.Giles Ford Escort TC 4 940m58
33 92 P.N.McHugh/K.M.Gormley Mini Cooper S 3 962m57
? 110 Russell Brookes Mini 850 1
R 15 Vic Elford/Terry Harryman Porsche 911T 8 suspension S-C 9166
R 25 Harry Källström/Gunnar Häggbom Lancia Fulvia HF 3
56 Dr Gernot Fischer/R.Knoll BMW 2002 5 S 781
8 Chris Coburn/Rodney Spokes Vauxhall Viva HB1500 A
6 N.Cooke/E.Brundle Ford Anglia 105E A
43 T.Cox/N.L.Salt Ford Escort TC 4
61 J.S.Gordon/W.A.Fritschy Ford Lotus Cortina 4 ETF 916F
46 Chris Sclater/M.Holmes Ford Lotus Cortina 4
44 D.Thompson/R.Hunt Ford Cortina 4
31 D.Griffiths/E.Wilkinson Ford Cortina 4
65 R.Brown/W.Cuthbertson Mini Cooper S 3
R 60 Bob Freeborough/Les Harris Mini Cooper S 3
R 38 E.Colmacher/M.Zimmerman Wartburg Knight 2 LC61-36
R 3 Rauno Aaltonen/Henry Liddon Lancia Fulvia HF B A65743-TO
R 4 Hannu Mikkola/J.Ahava Lancia Fulvia B A65744-TO
R 23 Pat Moss-Carlsson/Elizabeth Nystrom Lancia Fulvia 3 SS3/front wheels
R 17 Timo Makinen/Paul Easter Ford Escort Twin-cam 4 engine
R 16 Tony Fall/Mike Wood Porsche 911T 8 SS7/transmission S-E 8330
R 22 Björn Waldegård/Lars Helmer Porsche 911T 8 SS20 BB4900
R 21 Tom Trana/Sölve Andreasson Saab V4 4 differential
1 D G Brookes/J Gittins Ford Cortina
5 H Mikkola/J Ahava Lancia Fulvia
7 W D Sparrow/N J Raeburn Mini Cooper S
9 A Thurlow/D Holliday Mini Cooper S
11 A Main/Mrs S Main Saab V4
13 B Malkin/J Brown Ford Lotus Cortina 4
19? R J Iliffe/P W E Bolton Singer Chamois
R 20 Åke Andersson/Sven Svedberg Porsche 911T
R 26 Håkan Lindberg/Bo Reinicke Saab V4 differential
29 LBD Bertorelli/HE Hilliard Daf 44
30 A Chappell/H Thomas Ford Escort TC
R 32 Jerry Larsson/Lars Lundblad Saab 96
33 J F Barnes/A C Pettie Peugeot 204
35 K A Rudiger/G K H Gries 992 Wartburg
37 J H Hannah/C Young Mini Cooper S
39 K S Otto/W Strehlow 992 Wartburg
40 M J Telford/G G Waingil Mini
41 F Davies/T Mason Mini Cooper S
42 C J Denyon/ Ford Lotus Cortina
45 G Marlowe/A J Williams Ford Lotus Cortina
49 D M Smith/A Wilkins Mini Cooper S
51 J C Tordoff/B Marchant Ford Escort TC
53 Miss M E Walford/K W Edwards Ford Lotus Cortina 4
54 J Bloxham/R Harper Ford Escort TC
55 P J Wheatley/A W Raylor Ford Escort GT
57 J G Steadman/J Holtham Mini Cooper S
58 R W Davidson/G Bainbridge Ford Lotus Cortina
R 59 Lars-I. Ytterbring/L Persson Mini Cooper S
62 A Allard/T Fisk Ford Escort TC
66 J Rhodes/C G Callow Mini
68 P MacDowall/T Yoward Ford Escort
71 AW Masten/D G Oliver Ford Escort TC
72 J Heppenstall/K A Wood Ford Escort TC
73 J A Booth/G H Booth Ford Lotus Cortina
74 M Hibbert/I Withers Ford Escort TC
75 I Woodruff/D Swann Mini Cooper
76 W Sutton/A Jolley Ford Lotus Cortina
77 D Sutton/S Johnson Ford Escort TC
79 A R Scott/I G Boyle Mini Cooper S
80 W H Saville/J Kennish Ford Escort
81 A I Robertson/J A Lindsay Saab 96
83 M Ridout/D Stephenson Ford Escort TC
84 Miss S Portch/Miss S Gould Mini Cooper
85 M Hinde/N Davis Simca
87 A Middlemiss/R Middlemiss Saab Sport
89 A G W Jones/M Broad Mini Cooper S
90 M Kahn/J Miles Ford Cortina GT
94 G R Hudson-Evans/M Hayward Mini Cooper S 3
96 W W S House/M G Hofman Ford Escort
98 J Hoskin/D R M Henderson Mini Cooper S
100 N Hollier/P R Whiting Ford Escort TC
101 M S Chance/M R Whetton Austin 1100
102 P C Faulkner/R T Mitcham Ford Escort TC
105 K Billows/R Kennedy Mini Cooper S
106 C S Barrell/B M Rann Ford Cortina GT
108 D Burman/L Birkett Mini Cooper S
109 D Berrecloth/A Blackburn Ford Cortina GT
111 A E Brundle/I A McColl Ford Escort TC
113 Miss B Burrell/Joan Pink Sunbeam Imp
114 J F Capps/T D Oliver Citroen DS19
115 H F Cardno/D R Lockyer Saab V4
121 Capt J R Copestake/ Land Rover

Notes: 114 entries, 96 starters, 32 finishers. Split into two rallies: the RAC for groups 1-3,
       which had European Championship status, and the European Club Rally, for groups 1-6.