Cham­pi­onship win­ner in Fin­nish cof­fee shop.

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If you find your­self in Helsinki, Mini Mag­a­zine con­trib­u­tor, Neil Burgess, says you must make sure you pop into Robert’s Cof­fee Ju­gend on Po­hjois­es­planandi, as they have a very spe­cial Mini on dis­play.

This 1967 Mor­ris Cooper S was built as a rac­ing car for Timo Mäkinen in 1968 by a Fin­nish com­pany. Mäkinen en­tered the car in seven events through 1968 and 1969 be­fore hand­ing the seat to Olav West­man for a Fin­nish cham­pi­onship class win. The Mini was then com­peted by Al­got Ket­tunen, Kari Uusi­tupa and Heimer Kas­tran who did the car’s fi­nal event back in 1989.

The car has some very in­ter­est­ing fea­tures, par­tic­u­larly the gear se­lec­tor ar­range­ment. And Neil tells us that the cof­fee and cake at Robert’s Cof­fee Ju­gend is also rather good, too! It’s well work a look to see this spe­cial piece of his­tory.

Quirky gear se­lec­tion mech­a­nism. A piece of his­tory.

The Mäkinen Mini on dis­play.

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