Jean-Pierre Nicolas / Michel Gamet, Rallye Bandama 1978
1974 Vauxhall Firenza Baby Bertha
One of the most ferocious and famous British national race cars ever also has one of the most unusual names: Baby Bertha. Created by Vauxhall in 1974 to compete in the British Super Saloon Series (a “sedan” in Britain is called a “saloon”), Baby Bertha was based on the Vauxhall Firenza but fitted with a full-race 5.0-litre Repco-tuned Holden V-8 producing 500 bhp.
The Glory Days.