Bond then flew via Helsinki to Rovaniemi, to meet up with driving experts, like his old friend Erik Carlsson and the dapper Simo Lampinen. The Driving Course took only a few days, and after a word to the massive Erik Carlsson, who promised to keep an eye on the Silver Beast, he left the hotel near Rovaniemi in the early hours of a bitterly cold morning.
Later Carlsson brings Bond's Saab 900 Turbo north and leaves 007 a note in his glove compartment which reads:
Good luck, Whatever You're Doing... Remember what I've taught you about the left foot!!! -Erik.
Read Erik Carlsson's obituary at The Telegraph.
Erik Carlsson is a real legend and as a swede I'm proud of his achivements even if he was a generation ahead of me. He also Went by the nickname "carlsson på taket" ("carlsson on the roof") after an accident. He was married to the formula 1 legend Stirling Moss' sister Pat.ReplyDelete