Racing the brutal mean Formula One OZ class in Paris 6 Hours was every race drivers dream.
Very few drivers have done this..
1978 was the year I got the opportunity.
Renato Molinari wanted Angelo Vassena of Italy and me to race his second
Molinari/Saffa/Evinrude V6 CCC team boat in probably the toughest marathon race of them all.
Here is a link to this story..http://svera.se/blogg/paris-6-hours/paris-6-hours-1978-started-in-finland-for-me/
The missing part from this race is good pictures of the #11 Molinari/Saffa/Evinrude V6 CCC.
Well.. today I was scrolling around on Facebook and did see a Molinari/Saffa/Evinrude V6 CCC boat on the cover of a German book.
I asked if this was from the race in Paris 1978 and Roman Chudo answered yes..WOW..now the next question was is it Angelo or me driving so I asked for a better copy.
Simone Schuft stepped in and sent me better pictures and you can clearly see the driver using a Swedish Öberg safety jacket and an AKAI helmet.
After 39 years I finally found good pictures of me driving in the 1978 Paris race.
One more picture in this book shows the same Swedish driver in boat #11 passing Erwin Zimmermann of Austria in his yellow/red Molinari/Johnson V6 RS entry on the inside.
This race was for me a very big thing.
More from Paris 1978 here:http://svera.se/blogg/more-fun-pictures-and-memories-from-paris-6-hours-1978/
Thank you very much.
Well..One more important point. I wish there was pictures of my very best Italian friend Angelo Vassena driving the boat also. We lost Angelo a few years ago.
R.I.P my friend.