Articles tagged John Wayne

Page 36 of July 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 2003

America's all action hero

'He truly never met a race car that he didn't like. All US racing was clamped in an AJ Foyt stranglehold' Detractors of America's all-action hero point to his rare European forays. But Joe Scalzo argues that Foyt did enough at home to be classed a true great It was a great racing civilisation that America had going for itself in the mid-1960s, and certainly its highlight was getting to watch A J...

Page 86 of June 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, June 2004

The quiet man with a loud pedal

He didn't say very much, but whatever rally car he was given, Timo Mäkinen could make it talk. Oh, and he like a party afterwards. John Davenport saw the mighty Finn at work and play... For most of the 1960s and 1970s, Timo Mäkinen was rallying's John Wayne. He walked tall, didn't say much and was the fastest man in the joint. His public adored him. Born in Helsinki shortly before WWII, Mäkinen...


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