Details about Mini 1275 S engine compartment of winner Tulip Rally –See original listing
Oct 25, 2011
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A superb and rare photo, made from what we believe is the original negative, of the engine compartment of the works Mini Cooper 1275 S with which Timo Makinen won the heavy April 1964 edition of the Tulip Rally! The photograph shows great detail of the engine compartment, the text “MORRIS” on the engine is also clearly visible on the photo.
The Mini is a small car that was produced by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The most popular British-made car ever, it was superseded by the new MINI, which was launched in April 2001. The original is considered an icon of the 1960s, and its space-saving front-wheel-drive layout (that allowed 80% of the area of the car's floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage) influenced a generation of car-makers. The vehicle is in some ways considered the British equivalent to its German contemporary, the Volkswagen Beetle, which enjoyed similar popularity in
On the photograph that the winner of this auction will receive, we see the Mark I Mini: 1959-67. The production version of the Mini was demonstrated to the press in April 1959, and by August several thousand cars had been produced ready for the first sales. The name Mini did not appear by itself immediately — the first models being marketed under two of BMC's brand names,
From 1967 to 1970, Issigonis had been designing a replacement for the Mini in the form of an experimental model called the 9X. It was shorter and more powerful than the Mini, but due to politicking inside British Leyland (which had now been formed by the merger of BMC's parent company British Motor Holdings and the Leyland Motor Corporation), the car did not reach production. It was an intriguing "might-have-been"; the car was technologically advanced, and many believe it would have been competitive up until the 1980s. The Mark II Mini featured a redesigned front grille which remained with the car from that point on. Also, a larger rear window and numerous cosmetic changes were introduced. 429,000 Mark II Minis were made.
Timo Mäkinen was born in
Timo Mäkinen's international rally wins were:
* 1964 Tulip Rally (Mini Cooper S)
* 1965 1000 Lakes (Mini Cooper S)
* 1966 1000 Lakes (Mini Cooper S)
* 1966 Three Cities Rally (Mini Cooper S)
* 1967 1000 Lakes (Mini Cooper S)
* 1972 Hong Kong Rally (Ford Escort RS)
* 1973 Arctic Rally (Ford Escort RS)
* 1973 1000 Lakes (Ford Escort RS)
* 1973 RAC Rally (Ford Escort RS)
* 1974 RAC Rally (Ford Escort RS)
* 1975 RAC Rally (Ford Escort RS)
Timo won the Finnish Rally Championship three times, Ice Track Championship six times and Saloon Car Race Championship three times. He also won the 1969 Round Britain offshore powerboat race.
This is a very nice and very rare photo that reflects a wonderful era of Mini ‘s, Mäkinen ’s, and the Tulip Rally ‘s automotive history in a wonderful way. This is your rare chance to own this photo, therefore it is printed in a nice large format of ca. 7" x 8" (ca. 17.5 x
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a digital print (!), but a traditional photograph, which is processed through the traditional photographic process by a professional photo studio. Every negative is fully processed by hand, obtaining the best result possible. As most negatives are very old, several traditional photographic prints of each negative are made. Each has different settings (like varying brightness and contrast). Out of these, the best of the photographic prints is then selected, and shipped to the winner of this auction. This way the best result possible is obtained, and each photograph is absolutely unique and collectable! It is not realistic however to expect a modern quality digital enhanced digital print, as the negative was made in the 1960s with a camera and film from that era as well.
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