"Finnish rally maestro Hannu Mikkola was one of the legendary flying Finns who powered their way into motorsport lore during the Group B era at the wheel of the monstrous Audi Quattro S1 Sport. But as World Champion in 1983 and "
"The first Finnish sportsman to be dubbed ‘The Flying Finn’ actually used foot power rather than horsepower. It was a fellow called Hannes Kolehmainen, also known as ‘Smiling Hannes’ who won three gold medals at the 1912 Olympics in neighbouring Stockholm.
It was a Saturday morning. Dickie Davies was leaning forward, staring intensely at the camera, bedecked in silver flash hair do and decked out in a sports coat of turquoise polyester. You could almost smell the Old Spice on him. "
"There are a number of racing machines that will forever be associated with Finland.
The best of them are – like the nation that loves them – unruly, unpredictable and quick.
For some the definitive Finnish machine might be Jarno Saarinen's Yamaha "
"It’s exactly 30 years since Ari Vatanen won the UK stage of the World Rally Championship in the crazy days of Group B racing.
This November Ari will be back in the UK for the Wales Rally GB (13th-16th "
"I can still remember it, pinned in HD to the noticeboard of my brain.
It was an unseasonably hot and sunny day in the south west of Ireland, not far from the small village where I was born and raised ("
"We stumbled across this rare and rather killer footage of the fleeting moments of Mazda's RX7 Group B career on the highly entertaining Japanese Nostalgic Car blog.
Listen to the sound of the RX7's high-revving rotary engine, and enjoy "
"In 1962 a very swift breadvan competed at Le Mans.
It was unofficial in many ways. It wasn't raced by Ferrari, the company which built the 250 GT on which it was based, and it wasn't actually called a breadvan by the "
"It wasn’t any of his five world titles.
It wasn’t having a statue of himself unveiled in his hometown of Tranas. Nor was it having his sport’s World Cup trophy named after him.
Those incredible accolades may "
"On Thursday 22nd November Influx went Underground.
We didn’t go alone, of course. We were joined by a flood of Influxy types, from car designers and journalists, to design students, insurance personnel and – of course – passionate motoring enthusiasts, we "
"Here in the UK, we are pretty lucky to be blessed with some awesome pockets of custom bike enthusiasts scattered across our beautiful country, but we’re not so blessed in the way of bike shows and I can’t "