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    Before the revolution there were over 50,000 Iranians studying in the US, many of which were eligible to bring home a car tax free as an incentive to return home after their studies. Given the era, the car of choice was the Trans Am and Camaro, with a spattering of Mustangs.
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    Gas stop. The driver of the Triumph is Mehran Afshar a well known restoration specialist and former Secretariat of our Classic Vehicle Committee,. The TR-6 came equipped from the factory with headers and other tweeks.
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    Iran's most famous female racing driver. Over the past years she has become more active in the classic scene and competed in this 1976 Range Rover
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    Her name is Laleh Seddigh and she was successful to get a Fatwa from the religious authorities to compete in races. She has partaken in almost every aspect of the sport, including race, rally, 4WD and.....the classics.
     
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    Original Balwin Motion Phase III Camaro imported into Iran in 1974. During the years it held numerous competition titles and was even a daily driver for a period !
     

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    Arriving at the hotel, we were joined by three wonderful couples from the MG Club of Denmark. They travelled in their cars to Iran and joined the rally at the hotel. We were honored to have had them with us and made new friends for life.
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    The guy wiping down his Peykan GT is Kazem Zhian who is our Peykan "Guru". He lives in the Northeastern city of Mashad but has national recognition. He brought his car to Tehran by train and from there joined us in Tehran at the rally start.
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    As you can see British engineering of the era failed to adjust the wipers in the conversion from RHD to LHD. This was rectified in later versions of the Peykan.
     
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    US spec Lancia. It was not unusual for many Iranians staying in the US to pick up a US spec car to bring back to Iran. However, it usually a headache for the local dealers who had to provide service and warranty work.
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