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For the first time, they actively talked about Arkan last year, and in the fall a show car was shown at the Moscow Motor Show. Within the framework of a very modest exposition, this was undoubtedly the brightest and most memorable premiere. The appearance of the car, presented in the original form factor – compact cross-coupe – in reality turned out to be even more intriguing: none of the automakers offers anything like this in this segment.
As soon as Citroen and Total signed an agreement on commercial and technological partnership in 1968, they had to pass an aptitude test in the same way as an external participant. A little earlier, two British publications offered to hold the automobile “Olympic Games” once in four years – transcontinental marathons. Continue reading
The very first rally-raid Paris-Dakar started on the eve of 1978 and was a little like the present Dakars. There were no famous surnames, no generous sponsors, no factory teams, no clear rules – all spoke in a single ensemble, without dividing the motorcycle, car and cargo counts. There was, of course, no experience of holding such a large-scale competition. Continue reading