Timo Mäkinen

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Timo Mäkinen

Post by scimjim » Fri May 05, 2017 8:37 pm

Rally legend Timo Mäkinen, one of the original Flying Finns, passed away yesterday aged 79

http://www.motorsport.com/wrc/news/rall ... es-901958/

RIP a true legend.

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Re: Timo Mäkinen

Post by Scimher » Fri May 05, 2017 11:22 pm

Indeed.....one of the evocative names of motor sport - of any era. Condolences to family and relatives. ...

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Re: Timo Mäkinen

Post by SwallownAmazon » Sat May 06, 2017 3:49 pm

Remember that great Castrol film done by Barry Hinchcliffe - The Flying Finns?
There was a bit that contrasted the driving styles of Mikkola and Makinen in the new Ford Escort TC and Cooper S respectively driving the same snowy stage;
Mikkola looked like he was driving to work - Makinen doing a tap dance on the brake and throttle pedals steering lock to lock with one hand and changing gear with the other (no clutch needed) saying:
"Leedle bit sideways now ze ozzer way!"

A great loss.

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