Petter Solberg’s garage

I met Petter Solberg in Sardinia, Italy during the 2004 Rally Italia Sardina. Cool guy, awesome driver and quite the collection of Subarus and other awesome hardware according to this circa Dec. 2010 vid I have stumbled upon.

This is some old footage shot with my old Nikon Coolpix 4500 back in the day. The first car in the vid is driven by Mikko Hirvonen, who at the time, was the number two SWRT driver behind Petter Solberg. I shot the first segment from the spectator / grandstand area at checkpoint three, I believe.

The second half of the vid is shot from the back of a transit van heading back down the mountain back to Olbia where the rally has been based out since 2004. For the WRC cars, it’s a transit stage between their last checkpoint and the Olbia staging area. The WRC cars are street legal, of course.