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Old 27-02-21, 11:34 AM   #1
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Old 27-02-21, 11:51 AM   #2
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RIP flying Fin.
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Old 27-02-21, 12:02 PM   #3
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Very sad indeed. I had been told some time ago he wasn’t well but still a shock. Obviously the more poignant because of the years I worked with him both back in the day and since. He took his ‘job’ very seriously but boy did we have some laughs on the way. The e-mails have been flowing between the old crew with the ‘do you remember when......’ memories.

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Old 27-02-21, 05:49 PM   #4
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Yes, RIP.... A unique era is gradually fading....
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Old 27-02-21, 10:49 PM   #5
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The passing of a genius. I will always remember the Castrol film "The Flying Finns" starring Hannu in the Mk 1 Escort Twin-cam & Timo Makinen in his Cooper S. Makinen working as hard as he could tap-dancing across the pedals Scandinavian reverse flicks at 90 rights and Mikkola just sitting there on a Sunday drive. Magic.
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Old 02-03-21, 12:23 PM   #6
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Very sad indeed, always was my favourite quattro driver.
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