We all know of the recent untimely passing of rally legend and Toyota Team Europe founder Ove Andersson. If you would like to express your thoughts about this tragic loss, you can do so by signing a memorial book at Toyota USA HQ, the Toyota USA Museum, or at Toysport. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and your message will be included in the book, which will be sent to Toyota Motorsport GMBH (formerly TTE) in Cologne, Germany in time for the memorial service on July 1.
You can read Toysport founder Joel Luz’s words about Andersson after the jump.
Many Toyota motorsport enthusiasts are saddened by the passing of Ove Andersson. For more than three decades, Ove pioneered the use of Toyotas in world-wide motorsports. His achievements are unsurpassed by any Toyota team. He led Toyota: in competition from the deserts of Africa, the hillsides of Monte-Carlo, the straights in Le Mans- and it all started from a small garage. Passion, dedication, and ability.
His persistence, determination, and success will always be legendary and iconic. More than a Team Manager, he was a wonderful man, admired by many fans and followers. We all share in his triumphs, his disappointments, and more important continue his dreams. Thank you and Godspeed, Ove.
From all your friends and fans,