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A Brasilia that was entered in the 1970 London to Mexico World Cup Rally.

© Ken Green

1970 World Cup

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London to Mexico World Cup Rally 1970

Can you imagine how cold it would be in the mountains of Central America?

© Ken Green

1970 World Cup

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A 1970 London to Mexico World Cup Rally entrant

© Alan Caulfield

1970 World Cup

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Günther Janger on the 1970 Semperit Rally in a 1500 Beetle.

© Franz Kern

1970 Semperit

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Peter Noad and Mick Hayward, on their way to winning the 1971 VW Owner's Club UK Lupin Rally.

© Ken Green

1971 Lupin

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Brian Addison and John McKerrell on the 1971 RAC Rally of Great Britain, in a 1302S

© Peter Noad

1971 RAC Rally
of Great Britain

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Brian Addison / John McKerrell in EUU 440J

The car was running in Group 1 - that means it is standard apart from a balanced and blueprinted engine, Koni shock absorbers and Taper Tip exhaust pipes. It had a full sumpguard, 4 Cibie spotlamps and Cibie Biode headlights.

It finished 104th from a 236 starting number It would have been higher, apparently the special stages in some forests had not been ploughed and cars in front got stuck holding up the Beetle on some special stages.

© Ken Green

1971 RAC Rally
of Great Britain

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En-route to the next special stage on the 1971 Austrian Championship

© Franz Kern

1971 Austrian
Championship

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The dashboard of a Porsche Salzburg 1302S

© Franz Kern

1971 1302S
dashboard

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The interior of the luggage compartment on a 1972 1302S - note the 85 litre fuel tank, specially made to utilise the spare wheel well space, so lowering the centre of gravity

© Franz Kern

1971 1302S
luggage area

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Servicing on the 1972 1000 Minutes Rally.

Note the crew car behind - a VW 412 Variant.

© Franz Kern

1972 1000 Minutes

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Günther Janger and Harald Gottlieb, taking off at the famous jump on the Rally of the 1000 Minutes in 1972

© Franz Kern

1972 1000 Minutes

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Racing along a stage on the 1972 Rally of 1000 Minutes

© Christian Arzberger

1972 1000 Minutes

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Günther Janger and Harald Gottlieb charging uphill on the 1972 1000 Minutes Rally

© Franz Kern

1972 1000 Minutes

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Taking the Unterweisenbach jump on the 1972 Austrian Alpine Rally

1972 Austrian Alpine

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1972 Jänner Rally

© Christian Arzberger

1972 Jänner Rally

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A Porsche Salzburg 1302S fresh off the production line

1971/2 Salzburg
1302S

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Günther Janger power-sliding onto the Start/Finish straight at a 1972 Rallycross event in Melk, Austria.

Note that this is a standard rally Beetle, not the usual dedicated rallycross car that was normally run. Janger finished the even in 5th place

© Franz Kern

1972 Melk
Rallycross

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Neil Wallace and co-driver on the Australian KLG Rally of The Hills in 1972, a round of the NSW State Chanpionship

© Neil Wallace

1972 KLG Rally
Australia

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Neil Wallace and co-driver on the 1972 Westfield Rally in New South Wales, Australia

© Neil Wallace

1972 Westfield Rally
Australia

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Neil Wallace and co-driver on the 1973 Snowy Mountains Rally in Australia

© Neil Wallace

1973 Snowy
Mountains Rally

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Herbert Grünsteidl and Hopf at a jump on the 1973 TAP-Rally of Portugal.

The license plate (S 117.240) is that normally used by Günther Janger and Harald Gottlieb, but at the time of this rally, Janger was driving for Opel, not Porsche Salzburg

© Franz Kern

1973 TAP Rally
of Portgual

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Peter Noad and Mike Hayward on the front cover of the programme for the 1973 Lupin Rally

© Ken Green

1973 Lupin

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Drake and Mines in a 1303, sponsored by VW Plaistow, on their way to winning the novice award on the 1973 VWOC Lupin Rally

© Ken Green

1973 Lupin

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Harry Källström and Claes Billstram on the 1973 Austrian Alpine Rally

© Ken Green

1973 Austrian Alpine

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Night stage on the 1973 Austrian Alpine Rally.

Günther Janger and Harald Gottlieb in their 1303S, power sliding at 80mph (130 km/h)!

The lights at the rear are from Austrian Sports TV.

© Franz Kern

1973 Austrian Alpine

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Harry Källström in the 1973 Austrian Alpine Rally.

© Martin Übelher

1973 Austrian Alpine

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Georg Fischer and Hans Siebert in the 1973 Acropolis Rally

© Erik Courtois

1973 Acropolis

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1973 Acropolis Rally

1973 Acropolis

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1973 Acropolis Rally

1973 Acropolis

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Tony Fall and Mike Wood on the 1973 Acropolis Rally

1973 Acropolis

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1973 Acropolis Rally

1973 Acropolis

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1973 Acropolis Rally

1973 Acropolis

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1973 Acropolis Rally

1973 Acropolis

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Achim Warmbold and Gunnar Häggbom, on a 1973 Rally of Elba night stage

© Franz Kern

1973 Rally of Elba

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The 1973 Rally Elba-winning 1303S of Achim Warmbold and Gunnar Häggbom

1973 Rally of Elba

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1973 San Martino Rally

Winfried and Christa Herrmann in a MAHAG-tuned Beetle. This car produced around 114PS

© Major Tom

1973 San Martino

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Peter Noad in his Autocavan-sponsored VW at a Fort Dunlop autotest

© Ken Green

1973 Fort Dunlop
Autotest

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Peter Noad in his Autocavan-sponsored VW at a Fort Dunlop autotest

© Ken Green

1973 Fort Dunlop
Autotest

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Peter Noad in his Autocavan-sponsored VW at a Fort Dunlop autotest

© Ken Green

1973 Fort Dunlop
Autotest

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Peter Noad in his Autocavan-sponsored VW at a Fort Dunlop autotest

© Ken Green

1973 Fort Dunlop
Autotest

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The VW 1302S of Helmut Doppelreiter, who rallied in the early seventies in private VWs (see the report of the 1973 Acropolis-Rally). In 1974 he was allowed to drive a 'works' rally car from Porsche Salzburg but, because of the fuel-crisis, this only happened a few times. The car in the photograph is a so called "Muletto", which was used for training. It is not an original Porsche-Salzburg rally car, but is prepared like one with some original parts, e. g. engine, steering wheel etc.

Herr Doppelreiter still owned the car in 1998, although in an un-restorable state, and it was his intention to transfer all the salvageable parts to a new body and floor pan.

© Martin Übelher

1974 Salzburg
rally car

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The VW 1302S of Helmut Doppelreiter, who rallied in the early seventies in private VWs (see the report of the 1973 Acropolis-Rally). In 1974 he was allowed to drive a 'works' rally car from Porsche Salzburg but, because of the fuel-crisis, this only happened a few times. The car in the photograph is a so called "Muletto", which was used for training. It is not an original Porsche-Salzburg rally car, but is prepared like one with some original parts, e. g. engine, steering wheel etc.

Herr Doppelreiter still owned the car in 1998, although in an un-restorable state, and it was his intention to transfer all the salvageable parts to a new body and floor pan.

© Martin Übelher

1974 Salzburg
rally car

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David Lucas in a 1302S on the 1974 Lombard R.A.C. Rally of Great Britain

© Ken Green

1974 RAC Rally

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Dave Lucas on the 1975 Castrol Rally, driving his 1971 1302S

© Ken Green

1975 Castrol Rally

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Francis Tuthill and Anthony Showell on the 1975 RAC Rally in their 1302S

© Ken Green

1975 RAC Rally

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Humbertus Ernst and Klaus Kachel in a 1300S on the 1976 RAC. He was running in Group 2 (modified cars)

© Ken Green

1976 RAC Rally

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Francis Tuthill in the 1977 London to Sydney Marathon

© Ken Green

1977 London to Sydney

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Francis Tuthill in the 1977 London to Sydney Marathon

© Ken Green

1977 London to Sydney

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1978 Jänner Rally

© Christian Arzberger

1978 Jänner

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1978 Jänner Rally

© Christian Arzberger

1978 Jänner

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Christian Meister sent in the following photo of his 1303S on the 1978 ARBÖ-Rallyecup of Austria event called the Schwarzataler-Nachtrallye (night rally). His co-driver was Günther Teufl

© Christian Meister

1978 Schwarzataler

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Wolfgang Sulc, winning the 1979 Jänner Rally in Austria, part of the European Championship. This was the last major rally victory for a Beetle.

The car is an ex-Salzburg 1302S, and has been purchased by a friend of Christian Arzberger (see the 2000s Gallery for pictures)

© Christian Arzberger

1979 Jänner

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Uch Perazza in his 1998cc semi-automatic Super Beetle, exiting "The Tunnel of Love" corner on the Catalina Park Rally Cross circuit in Australia in 1979

© Uch Perazza

1979 Catalina Park

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A Finnish rally team taking part in a Belgian event in the 1970s

1970s Belgian rally

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The race track in the background of the above shot is the legendary Keimola race track

© Mikko Henta

1970s Finnish
rallying

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The race track in the background of the above shot is the legendary Keimola race track

© Mikko Henta

1970s Finnish
rallying

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The race track in the background of the above shot is the legendary Keimola race track

© Mikko Henta

1970s Finnish
rallying

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Finnish rallying in the 1970s

© Mikko Henta

1970s Finnish
rallying

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Finnish rallying in the 1970s

© Mikko Henta

1970s Finnish
rallying