Stig Blomqvist to compete on Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally

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THE ‘original’ Stig is set to captivate and excite Scottish rally fans on October 1, following confirmation that he will compete on the Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally.

Stig Blomqvist – the 1984 world champion who (unlike his namesake), does not appear weekly on hit BBC TV show Top Gear – will return to the Perthshire forest he previously visited during the 1970s and 80s.

The Swedish legend will be behind the wheel of a new MkII Ford Escort, owned and prepared by ex-world championship winning co-driver Phil Mills, at the event named after the late Lanark rally ace.

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