Jürgen Clauss' first passion was cycling. Then he spotted an Alpine-Renault A110 while out on a ride, and it burrowed into his brain. It laid dormant for years, and then he took the plunge. Now he owns alpineLAB, which restores A110s to a completely original spec, and he has already transcended the street cars and specializes in the race versions.
The Alpine A110, if you don't know already, was a bit of a giant killer. Basically a slip of fiberglass stuffed with a variety of four-cylinder Renault engines, some fiddled with by Gordini. They were a bit of a dichotomy, in as much as they seem too delicate to bash up a rally stage, but in competition the A110 was monumental. It only yielded in the face of the Lancia Stratos, a machine that looked like it was from the future and also heralded a new era of purpose-built rally cars.
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