Timo Mäki­nen 1938-2017

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

Fin­ish rally legend Timo Mäki­nen has died, aged 79. Maki­nen was best known for con­sec­u­tive Wales Rally wins be­tween 1973 and 1975 be­hind the wheel of Ford Es­corts. The fly­ing Finn also won the 1965 Monte Carlo Rally pi­lot­ing a Mini Cooper S. Rally fans fondly re­mem­ber the Helsinki­born driver for win­ning the 1967 1000 Lakes rally in Fin­land, de­spite hav­ing to drive with his head out of the win­dow be­cause his Mini Cooper’s bon­net had come loose, block­ing his wind­screen.

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