Paris 6 Hours 1978 was a very “big deal”.
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 was good pictures of our #11 Molinari/Saffa/Evinrude V6 CCC.
Well.. I was scrolling around on Facebook a few month ago and there it was. Our #11 Molinari/Saffa/Evinrude V6 CCC boat on the cover of a German book.
Simone Schuft and Roman Chudo helped me out with copies and Roman mailed me the book.
Thank you very much.
The pictures are so good and you can clearly see the driver using a Swedish Öberg safety jacket and my Boeri helmet. After 39 years I finally found good pictures of me driving Formula One in the 1978 Paris race.
Another picture in this book shows me driving the #11 boat 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.
Well..you can also see Angelo Vassena standing on our #11 Molinari/Saffa boat in the line up for the start of the race. (last picture)
R.I.P. my friend.