This is the first Group B Audi Quattro A2 Evolution model driven by Hannu Mikkola winning the World Rally Championship at 1983. The car was raced first time on the 1983 Tour de France and 1983 Ivory Coast Rally. Michele Mouton had the car in the 1983 1000-Lakes Rally in Finland. Now the car is going to have a complete restoration on the specification driven the Rallye Tour de Corse 1983.
RESTORATION ONGOING Photos updated 31.10.2016 (1252-1486)
This car, first registered as XJB 871, was prepared by the Works competition department for its debut in the gruelling 1961 Acropolis Rally with Peter Riley and Tony Ambrose as the crew. Later on it was purchased by rally legend Rauno Aaltonen. After Aaltonen the car has had only one 51 years long ownership. MAT-Team had the most challenging restoration project ever and "a piece of art" conservation work to return this important rally car on the period 1961 Acropolis Rally setup and livery. And to get it completed in 8 weeks time.
PROJECT COMPLETED Photos updated 14.05.2016 (1-336)
For the season 2015 Makela Auto Tuning has undertaken a new development project converting an Aston Martin GT4 race car to compete in the new FIA / R-GT WRC Rallye class established for modern GT sports cars.
PROJECT COMPLETED Photos updated 30.01.2015 (135-177)
Reconstruction of a super light weight original fiberglass bodied Ferrari 308 GTB rally car. The original car was a steel bodied USA Track Day car with a period modified competition dry sump engine. This car is made according to the specifications of FIA App K Group 4 regulations for historic rallying on behalf of our client in California.
PROJECT COMPLETED Photos updated 05.11.2014 (1640-1768)
Reconstruction of a super light weight original fiberglass bodied Ferrari 308 GTB rally car.
This car is made according to the specifications of FIA regulations for historic rallying.
PROJECT COMPLETED Photos updated 27.03.2013 (405-746)
Ex Mika Arpiainen original Group B rally car. Raced 1986 in Finland 1000 Lakes WRC rally. After had only 2 owners, raced in Finnish championship rally sprints, last time 15 years ago. We did a quick and dirty restoration in a couple of months time just to got the car completed for MAT Ice racing school 27.02.2013.
PROJECT COMPLETED Photos updated 01.03.2013 (1-148)
This is a very quickly made Group 4 reconstruction of the original steel bodied Ferrari 308 GTB.
The car is made according to the specifications of FIA regulations for historic rallying.
In March 2012 the car will be used for MAT Ice racing school events.
The original chassis has been modelled using Auto CAD Inventor 3D-modeling program. Torsional rigidity and bending stiffness of the chassis / modern FIA approved roll cage has been tested by Finite element analysis technique to improve safety of the car. All this had to be done to avoid serious fractures on the chassis.
PROJECT COMPLETED Photos updated 20.06.2012 (1-122)
We have reconstructed a full FIA Group 4 Ferrari 308 GTB Historic rally car.
The basic car was an original fiberglass bodied version.
Group B ex Björn Waldegard, Toyota Team Europe 1985 HongKong-Beijing Rally.
1986-1988 Mohammed Bin Sulayem, Toyota Team Middle East Championship winning car.
Group B ex Juha Kankkunen 1985 HongKong-Beijing Rally.
Group A ex Juha Kankkunen 1992 Portugal Rally.
Group A ex Miki Biasion 1990 Monte-Carlo Rally.
Group B ex Miki Biasion 1986 Sanremo Rally.
Mitsubishi Evolution RS modified to a full FIA group N PWRC rally car. Modification includes all FIA homologated components, Gr4 uprated engine, straight cut dog gearbox, 4-way adjustable TEIN suspension and fully welded multi point FIA homologated roll cage. The car is going to be used on MAT Ice Racing School events and on the International rallyes.
Full bolt & nut restoration. Over 2000 working hours spent on renovation.
Special interior options made by car owner orders.
Multi times concours and show winning car in Finland.
007 Lotus Esprit has been one of the most famous movie cars ever made.
This car was one of two complete cars used in the film.
This project was very special. MAT has rarely seen restoring a common US classic.
The car had an important history for it's owner and that's why we promissed to do a quick cosmetic restoration.
Time table was tight, the repair work had to be completed in six weeks, and we did it.
Sports racing car, ex Jack Sears.
"Low budget" cosmetic renovation. Restored in 29 days! About 200 hours work.
Two Porsche ice racing cars constructed in 4 weeks.
Full FIA homologated roll cages and 2010 regulations safety systems.
Engine, transmisions and body updated to GT3 RS configuration.
Ex Mika Häkkinen Championship car.
The car is an original Escort RS2000 and has been a Group 1 rally car from new in Finland.
Car was restored and resprayed as a replica of ex Hannu Mikkola RS 1600 BDA.
This is an example of low budget 250 hours restoration project.
Ex dictator Joseph Stalin parade car, special restoration project.
Fully restored to its original specification with appropriate patina for its age.