Liz Nys­trom 1942-2016

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As the daugh­ter of Per Nys­trom, the Troll­hat­tan garage owner with whom Erik Carls­son did his first ral­lies as a co-driver, Liz was sur­rounded by mo­tor­sport; hav­ing Saab’s com­pe­ti­tion depart­ment in her home­town also helped. She nav­i­gated a few times for her father and then it was sug­gested that she might like to drive with Pat Moss, who had mar­ried Erik in 1963 and had joined him in the Saab team.

Moss-carls­son and Nys­trom started to­gether in 1964 and fin­ished that year with fourth place on the RAC Rally. They were third on the bliz­zard­struck Monte Carlo of 1965. For the 1968 sea­son, they switched to Lan­cia and were in­stantly suc­cess­ful, fin­ish­ing se­cond on the San­remo Rally and win­ning the Sestriere Rally. In 1969, Liz did her last rally with Pat, fin­ish­ing sixth on the Monte Carlo.

In the 1970s, Liz took an in­ter­est in pol­i­tics and served in Swedish Par­lia­ment. She and her ral­ly­ing hus­band Ove An­der­s­son were even­tu­ally di­vorced and she leaves two chil­dren, Sophie and Fredrik, to whom we ex­tend our sym­pa­thies. John Daven­port

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