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Polski was basically a Polish car manufacturer producing Fiat products under licence. Polski was never a big or rich company and was never developing or running anything in rallying. The only reason to mention them here to be honest is that a Polski once managed to come 3rd overall on a WRC event. Hm, you may be excused for thinking this extraordinary performance had something to do with the fact that only 3 cars finished that event? It was the only time a WRC event was held at the home of Polski: Poland 1973.
However to give them a little credit, Poland was never one of the richest countries and the Polski Fiat did turn into a favourite with spectators when in the early 1980s Polish drivers turned up at a number of WRC events. Alone to finish was a respactable achievement for them and their cars and they didn't always finish last!
On the 1984 Rally Acropolis it was one of the most loved stories when a Polish driver, whose name slipped my brain now, tackled (and finished) the event in his Polski-Fiat. For every uphill section he had to turn the car round and reverse up the hill because the fuel pump wasn't strong enough to get the fuel from the tank to the engine. And that despite his Polski was tuned from the original 27BHP to 34BHP. Another curiosity about this entry was that the car appeared in full Escort RS1800 or works Ascona 400 style Rothmans colour scheme - the Rothmans brand having kindly paid travel, accomodation and entry costs for the team!
Model & Evo. (Activity)
|126 Polski 600 (73-84)||34/4700||51/3200||3070.1380.1335||595 (17.5)||RWD (1840)|
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This is an unofficial Car Results list and may be incomplete.
|3rd.||1973 WRC Rally Poland||M. Stawowiak||. Szyzyk||#55||[UNKNOWN]||13:15:14|
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