Apart from being a fantastic song by David Bowie
Heroes are a strange thing
A hero could be anybody for any reason as we all see people and things in different lights and ways
Who I think is a hero the next person that reads this might never of heard of them and vice a versa
So I hear you all ask who is my hero , well that’s a simple enough question for me my answer might not be so simple
I think majority of people will name one or both of there parents as one of there life heroes simply for being great parents well I am no different both of my parents have been fantastic role models to me and my sister and all our childern .
My sporting hero would be none other than rally car driver Stig Blomqvist I can remember watching him hurl iconic 1970’ and 1980’s rally car’s down narrow winding forest tracks . The cars involved ranged from Saab 96 v4’s , Audi Quattro’s , Ford RS200 ,Skoda’s amongst many others .
Not only did he compete in Rally’s I also remember watching him on TV competing in Rallycross events from Lydden Hill and Brands Hatch and also the Pikes Peak hillclimb event from America .
According to Wikipedia he was born in July 1946 and as you might have already geussed in Sweden . He competed from the early 1960’s driving a Saab 96 and later went on to drive for the official Saab team , his first international victory came in 1971 the last WRC win he is credited with was the 1984 Ivory Coast Rally driving an Audi Quattro , but he competed on international events right in to the new century .
So as you can see from above he has been there and done quite a lot for various people and has provided many an entertaining time for loads of others , so Stig Blomqvist you are my sporting hero
It was rumuored at one point the he was intended as the first test driver on BBC’s Top Gear motoring programme , hence why the programme anonymous testing person is named “The Stig”