McKlein gallery: The history of the Arctic Rally in pictures

Colin McMaster has delved deep into the McKlein archive to bring you a selection of the best images of the Arctic Rally

1970 Arctic Rallycopyright:Mcklein

Anybody thinking the Arctic Rally’s history begins with its debut in the World Rally Championship this weekend better think again.

McKlein’s Colin McMaster has delved deeper than usual into the very depths of a deep archive to pluck out these absolute gems, taking us on a fabulous trip back through half a century of frozen fever in the Arctic Circle. The progression of cars is obvious, but it’s also interesting to note the decline of the overcoat down the decades.

Enjoy what’s likely to be the first and only gallery to include both Risto Einto in a Volkswagen Beetle and Kimi Räikkönen in a Citroen: