Born on this day (28th - March)

1897 - 1974

1908 - 1963

Consalvo Sanesi

1911 - 1998


Hubert Hahne


Charles Ates


Jean-François Piot

1938 - 1980

Tony Brise

1952 - 1975

Died on this day (28th - March)

William H Pitt

1925 - 1992

Jean-Marie Balestre

1921 - 2008

Timo Makinen
Timo Makinen
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18 / 3 / 1938
Timo Mäkinen began rallying in Finland in 1959 in a Triumph TR3, and was hired by a Finnish BMC dealer to drive Minis beginning in 1962. BMC Rally Manager Stuart Turner hired Mäkinen in 1963 to drive for the factory team on International rallies. Because he gained his fame aboard the Mini-Coopers and the Big Healeys he is most often associated with those cars, though he later drove successfully for Ford and Peugeot as well. Mäkinen is one of only three men to win the RAC Rally of Great Britain three times in a row (1973-1975), the others being Erik Carlsson (1960-62) and Richard Burns (1998-2000). He continues to be active in rallying today, competing in Historic and Vintage Rallies. Timo is no relation to Tommi Mäkinen, who has also become a famous Flying Finn, winning four World Championships driving for Mitsubishi in the 1990's.
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