Viggo Petersen was born in September 1922. He quickly became interested in all things mechanical and began competing on motorcycles before graduating to cars, first in BMW 328 then a modified Dyna-Panhard. He also developed a form of swinging car lift aimed at small garages.
Viggo initially raced a Cooper Mk II and achieved a win in the JAP race at Roskildering in July 1956, in spite of the fact that it would have been an old car by this time, then a fifth place at the end of the month.
Later he switched to the KP Special, which he built with Per Krogh. The car was based on an Alfa Dana (itself based on a Cooper Mk IX), but with their own suspension setup. Sadly, it still ran with a JAP engine which would have been a considerable handicap compared with the Norton by 1958 Viggo still managed to record a third at Fargelbarn and a seventh at Roskildering in June.
Viggo went on to develop a glass fibre sports car. He died in December 2006
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