Calling home from Argentina

Future world champion Didier Auriol demonstrates that there's more than just cars on the Girardo & Co. archive


It’s Didier. On the phone. And what a telephone.

The archive at Girardo & Co. is a quite extraordinary place. It’s packed, wall-to-wall, with some of the world’s finest rally photography. And, as Mr Auriol here shows, there’s much more than just cars.

Rally Argentina Cordoba (ARG) 23-27 07 1991

What’s going on here? Auriol has just guided his Jolly Club-run Lancia Delta Integrale 16v to third place on the 1991 Rally Argentina and is now discussing the last week with a member of the press back in Europe live from Villa Carlos Paz.

And he’d have a lot to talk about. Auriol’s miserable run of luck through 1991 had continued in South America with a blown turbo costing him a couple of minutes and any hope of a win.