Here is the second part of the Sakari Parikka 8mm film archive to be published. This film is of the 1962 Jyväskylän Suurajot – Rally Of The Thousand Lakes (17-19.8.1962).
Events on the film:
– Preparing for the rally / last minute checks
01:25 – Some special stage footage – unfortunately the film is not in focus for the first part (I cut away some totally blurry shots).
02:38 – More special stage footage (in focus), including a Morris Cooper going off the road (02:43).
05:07 – Sakari and his Saab 93B on the road
05:34 – Break or end of rally, all the cars together
06:58 – Back in Kotka, Sakari waving goodbye
Some of the cars seen on the film:
01:35 – 32. Carl-Magnus Skogh (S), Fergus Sager, Saab 96, (Did not finish)
01:41 – 33. Olle Bromark (S), Kjell Lyxell, Saab 96, (Did not finish)
01:51 – 35. Rauno Aaltonen (Fi), Väinö Nurmimaa, Morris Cooper, (Did not finish)
03:00 – 37. Pauli Toivonen (Fi), Jaakko Kallio, Citroen DS 19, (1st)
03:10 – 46. Onni Vilkas (Fi), Jorma Pulkkinen, Mercedes, (?)
03:21 – 41. Erik Carlsson (S), Gunnar Häggblom, Saab 96 (3rd)
04:59 – 100. Sakari Parikka (Fi), Heikki Kontula, Saab 93B (64th)
I have received some pretty cool “home videos” from Mikko Parikka (check the earlier post).
As I told before his father Sakari Parikka was a rally driver and mechanic. But he was also interested in filming home movies. As it happens – Sakari filmed a bunch of 8 mm films in 1960ies. And in color! No sound though, as it came later when Super8 film cameras came out.
But, there’s some pretty cool stuff here. I’m going to publish a bunch of films I have scanned and cut together. This is the first film – a collection of ice racing footage from the 1960ies. Sakari had a cream-colored Saab 93 which can be seen on the film, but there’s also footage of other cars, such as the Mercedes of Onni Vilkas.
I have scanned some footage of the Rally Of The Thousand Lakes 1962. I will edit and publish it next. (Hopefully in a few days or a weeks time).
But the real treat is four long reels of amateur film footage of the 1961 to 1963 Monte Carlo Rallies! Yes – Sakari had his camera with him on all those tours, and he used it. There’s some pretty rare footage on those reels and I’m thinking of editing them into a more cohesive story, with some background info included. So – publishing those will take a longer time, but I want to do justice to this material.
Here’s first of the films – Ice Racing in Finland in the 1960ies
A fellow Saab-Club member Mikko Parikka offered me some pretty cool old stuff for the Saab Sport project. The items themselves are interesting, but so is the history behind them. The whole Parikka family has something of a racing history. So – a few words about that first:
So – all the items I got from Mikko are part of this racing history. They have actually been used in the cars and by the people above, and that’s just pretty awesome and cool.