Last friday (June 10th) we got some sad news. The rallying doctor, Hannu Wallinheimo, had passed away at the age of 76 years old. Hannu was a respectable character within the world of rallying, as he ran with anti-smoking campaigns already in the 80s, when other rally cars and teams enjoyed a massive sponsoring from the tobacco industry. As someone who has never even tried smoking, I feel this is a massive show of character to try to take on the tobacco giants as an underdog. I respect Hannu's efforts on this front massively. On this rally in question everyone had a Lada. Either the older Lada 21011, the Lada 2105, the upcoming Lada Samara 2108 or the best version, the Lada VFTS. This rally was also the first rally in the then Soviet Union, where drivers outside of Soviet Union were allowed to participate in. The rally consisted of 16 special stages spanning over 136 kilometers. Oh, and in this rally it was illegal to advertise alcohol and tobacco, so Hannu's anti-smoking car w
A year ago the rallying world got hit with sad news. Hannu Mikkola had passed away. To pay my tribute to the great late legend of rallying, I've replicated Hannu's livery from his last WRC event win with the mighty Ford Escort Mk II. The rally in question is of course the 1979 Lombard RAC Rally. Sadly, due to me being on a deadline to release this still on the 25th, and due to eWRC-results being down, I can't give much more info about the rally than that Hannu won the rally by 10 minutes and 29 seconds ahead of Russell Brookes. Hannu won 24 stages of the event's 59. Hope you guys can also achieve great wins with this livery! DOWNLOAD (Updated at 1:41 UTC+2 on 26.2.2022) Here's some pictures of the skin in action. Photos by me.