Articles tagged Makinen

Page 60 of June 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, June 2003

Munich or bust

It was quick, powerful, reliable and adaptable. With more finance – and imagination – BMW's rally contender could have been a serious rival to Escort and Stratos, writes John Davenport During the 1970s the Stratos was writing rally history. Following its first appearance in October 1974, it scored three straight world championship titles and won the inaugural FIA Cup for Drivers for Sandro Munari...

Page 33 of August 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, August 1973

Rally review

The cockpit of his E-Type Jaguar, the garden of a Routier between Sarthe and Milan, a restaurant table on a cross-Channel ferry and the transit lounge at Orly are all places where one can imagine D.S.J. having sat down to write his monthly "European Letter". We have all been compelled many times to begin writing in odd places, but the one in which I now find myself beginning these words must take...

Page 52 of February 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, February 1997

The real Italian job

It was David versus Goliath when a Mini was entered against the Ferraris on the 1962 Targa Florio. And the tiny British car won fans all over Sicily. Bernard Cahier tells the tale When the 1962 Monte Carlo Rally took place, I asked Paddy Hopkirk, one of the works drivers, if he would be kind enough to bring me a kilo of fresh caviar since he was starting that year in Minsk. Paddy promised that he...

Page 30 of February 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, February 2004

Small wonder

Forty years ago, the mini's victory on the Monte Carlo laid the foundations of its iconic status and changed rallying forever. John Davenport relives an epic event with the team's key figures It was the last weekend of January, 1964. Bruce Forsyth and Tommy Cooper flanked Joan Regan on the revolving stage that marked the finale of Britain's most popular televised show, Sunday Night at the London...

Page 39 of May 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, May 1979

The Safari Rally

RALLIES are either won or lost; they can never be bought. No matter how massive an operation is mounted to back up a team of cars, competing skill and organisational efficiency are essential ingredients which are totally unrelated to the size of a service fleet and the depth of a paying pocket. Were this not so, Mercedes-Benz would certainly have walked away with victory in the Safari Rally over...

Page 20 of January 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, January 1996

Rally review: McRae of sunshine

Despite setbacks during the early stages of the event, Colin McRae fought back to take a second consecutive victory on home soil. In so doing, the Scot becomes the UK's first outright world rally champion Hard on the heels of that great commotion which followed Spain's Catalunya Rally, after which the works Toyota Castrol Team was not only deprived of all its points for 1995 but disallowed from...

Page 32 of August 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, August 1976

Tour of Britain

(July 9-11) Rally Drivers Dominate This year the fourth BRSCC-organised Tour of Britain was transformed into a very serious rallying-orientated test of the Group 1 production saloons and the "names" who drove them. The 1,000-mile route covered the Midlands, East Anglia, Wales and the West Country containing a scheduled 171 min. 95 sec. of competition. Some 80 minutes were reserved for the four...

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