January 3, 2007


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During 2007 we had one engine failure and couple of missed races. Jaakko drove as a guest in Svensk-Tiger team in Hockenheim.

January 3, 2006


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Gulf Historic Race Cup 2006 consist of 7 races. There will be two races per weekend (first three weekends) plus the 7th longer race in the last weekend. More information from HRF . Jaakko drove in the first event in Kemora. Then it was Kari’s turn to drive in Botniaring. Driver(s) for Ahvenisto and Alastaro are open, but most like Tero will drive one of them. For the other race we can have lottery 🙂

January 3, 2005


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During the 2005 team participated only in couple of races in Finland with red Cortina GT. In the autumn team started planning for the year 2006, which seems to be more active. Most likely team drives couple of races in Finland and one or two in Europe. More information later on.

Raimo Hämeenniemi and Jaakko Pikkarainen took part in FIA European Challenge for Historic Touring Cars race in Spa Francorchamps with team’s new Ford Cortina GT in September

Spa circuit is world famous and height differences give very special feeling racing in there. Jaakko and Raimo did not have any problems with the car, but because it lacked some horsepower compared to Lotus Cortinas and had more weight than aluminium bodied Alfas, they really had to fight for positions. Check gallery for more pictures.

January 3, 2004


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After a structly in the Artic rally the team managed to win its class (1300-1600cm3). Big thanks goes to mechanics who had some extra work to do with the car. Pictures in gallery.

Final preparations for Historic Arctic Lapland Rally (22.-24.1.2004) held in Rovaniemi have started. Pohjola Rally and testing brought up couple of minor problems that will be fixed before the rally.

Team took part at Pohjola Rally with Cortina GT. Jarmo J. Husso with Jaakko Pikkarainen as co-driver drove 000-car. This event acted as a good preparation event for the upcoming Artic Rally.

Team’s rookie driver Kari Pikkarainen took part in Historic Race Cup 2004 in Botniaring, Jurva. Results were moderate (9th in both races). Big thanks to Kari Heinonen for building the car and to Jari Salmi for borrowing a new brake pipe to replace the one that broke during the first race. Next race will be in Kemora 17.-18.7.2004

Team bought Ford Cortina GT -65 from fellow racer Jari Salmi.The car is one of the best build in the country and offers some advantages over the team’s other Cortina GT.

Kari Pikkarainen took part in the Gulf Historic Race Cup 2004 in Kemora. Results can be found from here.

January 3, 2003


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12.11.2003 Historic Arctic Lapland Rally is the next big event for the OR Racing team. Jarmo J. Husso will be driving there Cortina GT with Jaakko Pikkarainen as his co-driver. Team invited Kari Heinonen as a new team member. He will build the GT ready for the rally.

13.-14.9.2003 Jaakko, Kari and Tero Pikkarainen visited at FIA Historic GT Cup event at Spa. Spa six hour race was interesting and watching others race it gave valuable information for the team (we might be going there next year). Also they had time to see trucks racing at Zolder.

8.-10.8.2003 Team did not compete in Nürburgring, but Jaakko Pikkarainen was there to see the races live.

30.3.2003 Team decided to make inquiry about renting a car to Nürburgring”s Historic Race. Renting is seen as option compared to taking our cars from Finland to Nürburgring.

January 3, 2002


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20.12.2002 Team had meeting to discuss about next years races.

6.11.2002 Markku Pirilä continued fixing Lotus Cortina for future races

18.9.2002 Tuukka began repairing Cortina GT for new endurance races.

9.8.2002 AvD Historic Marathon Nürburgring 400 race started well, but then team run in to trouble. In the beginning of the timed practice session Raimo drove couple of good laps and then gave car to Jaakko. After Jaakko”s turn Aarne went to the track, but after the second lap he noticed problems with suspension. Jukka and Ari were busy repairing the suspension between practice and start of the race. They managed to fix it just in time. Aarne was chosen to start the race. When he and other drivers went to the track it was sunny, but before end of the first lap it began to rain. Although Aarne was able to gain some places, he decided to come in to change the tires. Unfortunately just before the pitlane Cortina”s engine broke and team had to retire.

1.6.2002 Team decided to take part in Nürburgring endurance race in August with Team”s Ford Cortina GT. Lotus Cortina waits for shorter races.

7.4.2002 Tuukka begin modifying Cortina GT for endurance races.

16.1.2002 Team’s chairman Jaakko Pikkarainen visited Birmingham Autosport International Show held 11.1.2002 to keep in touch with the latest flows of motorsports. Contacts made during the show will help the team in building the cars.

January 3, 2001


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8.8.2001 Cancellation for the AvD Oldtimer GP in Nürburging (10-12.8.2001) send, because we weren”t able to repair Lotus Cortina”s broken engine in time.

18.7.2001 Team purchased Ford Cortina GT for historic rallies and endurance races.

7. – 8.7.2001 Aarne Halmetoja drove Lotus in HRF Koni Cup 2001 in Kemora. Unfortunately Lotus had engine failure.

30.6.2001 Test session for Lotus in Kemora circuit.

14.6.2001 Entry form for the AvD Oldtimer GP in Nürburging (10-12.8.2001) send.

5.5.2001 Lotus serviced by Markku Pirilä for the coming season.

23.1.2001 Added some pictures.

January 3, 2000


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24.12.2000 Team wishes Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all its members and supporters.

22.11.2000 Team had a meeting where the main agenda was the future competitions. At the moment, it is not sure what those competions will be, but the aim is that the team will compete in some races or rallies in the near future.

2.11.2000 Lotus Cortina safely in Oulu.

30.10.2000  Ford Lotus Cortina is purchased.

January 1, 2000

Millennium project

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Millennium project is a story of two old rogues and their dream. Jaakko Pikkarainen and Raimo Hämeenniemi started rallying and competing in other car races in the early 1960s. In the 80s they competed in several RAC-rallies. During that time they thought about rallying in the king of all rallies, the Monte Carlo rally. After the RAC rallies they both were very busy with other things, but the famous Monte Carlo rally kept living in their dreams. In 1999 they felt that it would be good time to fulfill their dream. The rally was set to start just after the dawn of the new Millennium on 20th January at 10 am.

When J J Husso volunteared as a team manager and Rikki Johnson, former mechanic of Tommi Mäkinen from RalliArt England, promised to join the team as a technical specialist, Old Rogues Racing Team was ready to start fulfilling the dream. Uwe Nittel’s former group N Mitsubishi Lancer EVO III was purchased to be the team’s rally car.

After a little struggle everything was ready at the time of the start. Jaakko and Raimo started with number 59. After the challenges in the first day finishing in 51st position was a great accomplishment. “The team had conquered Monte Carlo.”

We would like thank all sponsors for supporting us.

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PICTURES (text in finnish)