My first rally: the 2000 Olympion Rally, in Greece.
The car I drove was a Toyota Celica st185 GrA that I bought from Henning Solberg a couple years back.
We heard that the Solberg brothers were selling their cars (they had two almost same ones) from a guy we knew from TTS (Toyota Team Sweden). At the time TTS was quite busy with all the ex-factory Celicas and Corollas that were being run privately. They were very competitive and came damn near winning the Swedish rally with Thomas Radstrom in a TTS Corolla. This whole situation was quite funny really and I bet Didier Auriol and Carlos Sainz (the Toyota official drivers) must have been rather annoyed about that local guy kicking their behinds in a private car...
So anyway the Solberg's had some st185's for sale so we went to their house to see them. Henning and "soon to be superstar" Petter Solberg met us there and showed us the beauties.
We knew from our Swedish friend that Henning's car was more reliable because it did not have something called "the hang-on clutch" which Petter's car had. So we came straight in and said we were taking Henning's. Petter asked if we were not interested in his....
Nah....Henning's is fine.
After they sold their st185's the two brothers got themselves some st205 Celicas, the newer model.