Articles tagged Ari Vatanen

Page 84 of October 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, October 1980

The Rally of the 1000 Lakes

WHENEVER we hear racing circuits being called dangerous our immediate reaction is to say that cars should always be driven according to prevailing conditions, and that danger is something which is created, not a phenomenon which is there in the first place. After all, a district nurse (and no offence meant to that honourable profession) driving a solitary saloon car around Silverstone could put...

Page 22 of November 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, November 1987

Across the Border

The more trodden a path, the easier the walk, and since its exploratory, almost tentative venture across the border only a few years ago, the Hong Kong-Peking Rally seems to have established itself as the best-known event in the oriental Far East. Hong Kong Rallies of years past were severely restricted by the colony's geographical limits, but the opening of the borders with the People's Republic...

Page 14 of February 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, February 2008

Obituary – Tony Fall

1940-2007 With the death of Tony Fall, rallying has to mourn one of its most versatile and charming characters as well as a raconteur who enlivened many a gathering. At the age of 67, Tony was doing what he enjoyed most, working with fellow rally men as an official on the East African Safari when, at the night halt in Arusha, he passed away in his sleep. His rally career started while he was...

Page 123 of October 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 123, October 2014

On the road with... Simon Arron

Back in the old routine Mallory Park, July 22: a cheap fried breakfast can mean only one thing… The programme cover bears the motto “Revival Meeting”, but that’s probably overstating the case. It feels more as though Mallory Park has slightly overslept after missing an alarm call and is rubbing its eyes as it prepares to host its first – and only – car meeting of 2014. The motorcycle community,...

Page 92 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, November 2008

Fighting on the home front

Jimmy McRae never really carved out an international rally career – but he didn’t need to when the competition was so good at homeBy John Davenport To successfully take up rallying after the first flush of youth is not unknown in our sport. Eugen Böhringer did not start his career until 1958 when he was 36 years old, then went on to win the European Rally Championship and the Liège-Sofia-Liège...

Page 131 of May 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 131, May 2014

Paddy Hopkirk Gala

The 50th anniversary of Belfast-born Mini legend Paddy Hopkirk’s historic Monte Carlo Rally victory was appropriately celebrated in Northern Ireland. The 80-year-old, dubbed the ‘Belfast Boy’ by city mayor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, headed 200 cars - mainly Minis - through the capital’s streets, collecting the title of city ambassador during a City Hall stop-off. Hopkirk received the keys to the city...

Page 46 of November 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, November 1981

Rally review - The Sanremo Rally

Most lady drivers are content to compete for trophies only against others of their own sex and we would not be doing them any injustice by saying that against men they have very little chance of scoring top places in a general classification. There have been exceptions, of course. Jennifer Birrell, then Jennifer Nadin, used to win rallies in Britain even against the tough opposition of the...

Page 61 of October 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, October 1994

Tommi gun

Given a rare opportunity in a top works rally car on home soil, Tommy Mäkinen didn't waste it As the 1994 World Rally Championship heads towards its close, three drivers have emerged with a chance of securing the title: Didier Auriol and Juha Kankkunen in Toyotas and Subaru's Carlos Sainz. In Finland, at the end of August, where the Neste 1000 Lakes Rally was the eighth qualifier of the 10-round...

Page 38 of October 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, October 1982

Rally of the Thousand Lakes

RALLY REVIEW Rally of the Thousand Lakes THERE was once a popular notion among rally organisers that they need only announce an event to bring a flood of entries from eager competitors. Some even felt that their events should be compulsory for the leading teams of the world, whilst others only even issued entry forms to those whom they selected. That kind of conceit has now gone. The days of...

Page 39 of February 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, February 2000

To Hell and Back

A huge crash nearly ended his life, but Ari Vatanen fought on. John Davenport meets Finland's most famous Parliamentarian There are so many surprising things about Ari Vatanen it's hard to know where to start The first time I met him was at the Donegal Rally in 1975. An was driving a very tired and well-travelled Opel Ascona in which he had just finished eighth overall on the Scottish Rally. His...

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