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1974. In an exciting fight for the world title, Heikki beats reigning world champion Roger De Coster and becomes, at the age of 29, world champion 500cc for the first time.
Preseason 1974, somewhere in Belgium or The Netherlands.
Heikki Mikkola and Kalevi Vehkonen.
Preseason 1974, somewhere in Belgium or The Netherlands.
Two very strong Finns, Heikki Mikkola and Kalevi Vehkonen.
Preseason 1974 in Belgium. Here Heikki is talking with Jaak van Velthoven and Kalevi Vehkonen.
February 24th, 1974. International Motocross Belgium, at Lummen. Heikki wins the first moto and retire the second, after a crash.
February 24th, 1974. International Motocross Belgium, at Lummen. Heikki wins the first moto and retire the second, after a crash.
February 24th, 1974. International Motocross Belgium, at Lummen. Heikki wins the first moto and retire the second, after a crash.
February 24th, 1974. International Motocross Belgium, at Lummen.
February 24th, 1974. International Motocross Belgium, at Lummen. Heikki wins the first moto and retire the second, after a crash.
February 24th, 1974. International Motocross Belgium, at Lummen.
February 24th, 1974. International Motocross Belgium, at Lummen. Heikki wins the first moto and retire the second, after a crash.
February 24th, 1974. International Motocross Belgium, at Lummen.
February 24th, 1974. International Motocross Belgium, at Lummen. Heikki wins the first moto and retire the second, after a crash.
February 24th, 1974. International Motocross Belgium, at Lummen.
March 17th, 1974. International Motocross The Netherlands, at Sint Anthonis.
Mikkola (48), Wolsink (7) and Hammargren (41) having a good start.
March 17th, 1974. International Motocross The Netherlands, at Sint Anthonis.
Heikki overall winner, after a third, a first and a fourth place in the motos.
March 17th, 1974. International Motocross The Netherlands, at Sint Anthonis.
Heikki on his new 360cc works-Husqvarna.
March 17, 1974. International Motocross The Netherlands, in Sint Anthonis.
March 17th, 1974. International Motocross The Netherlands, at Sint Anthonis.
March 17th, 1974. International Motocross The Netherlands, at Sint Anthonis.
International Motocross at ??
1974, somewhere in the paddock!
April 21st, 1974, Austrian 500cc Grand Prix at Sittendorf.
The first GP of the 1974 season, Mikkola (17), Jonsson (23), Weil (10), Wolsink (19), and van Velthoven (2).
April 21st, 1974, Austrian 500cc Grand Prix at Sittendorf.
During the first GP of the 1974 season, Heikki wins both motos, in front of Adolf Weil, Willy Bauer and Bengt Aberg.
April 21st, 1974, Austrian 500cc Grand Prix at Sittendorf.
April 21st, 1974, Austrian 500cc Grand Prix at Sittendorf.
April 21st, 1974, Austrian 500cc Grand Prix at Sittendorf.
April 21st, 1974, Austrian 500cc Grand Prix at Sittendorf.
April 21st, 1974, Austrian 500cc Grand Prix at Sittendorf.
May 5th, 1974. French 500cc Grand Prix at Gaillefontaine.
May 5th, 1974. French 500cc Grand Prix at Gaillefontaine.
Final result:
1. Heikki Mikkola (#9)
2. Roger De Coster (#1)
3. Jaak van Velthoven.
May 5th, 1974. French 500cc Grand Prix at Gaillefontaine.
Heikki being chased by Roger De Coster.
May 5th, 1974. French 500cc Grand Prix at Gaillefontaine.
May 5th, 1974. French 500cc Grand Prix at Gaillefontaine.
May 5th, 1974. French 500cc Grand Prix at Gaillefontaine.
Two wins for Heikki this day.
May 26nd, 1974, Italian 500cc Grand Prix at Esanatoglia.
Heikki wins the 1st moto and becomes second in the 2nd moto, behind Roger De Coster.
May 26nd, 1974, Italian 500cc Grand Prix at Esanatoglia.
Heikki wins the 1st moto and becomes second in the 2nd moto, behind Roger De Coster.
May 26nd, 1974, Italian 500cc Grand Prix at Esanatoglia.
May 26nd, 1974, Italian 500cc Grand Prix at Esanatoglia.
Heikki wins the 1st moto and becomes second in the 2nd moto, behind Roger De Coster.
May 26nd, 1974, Italian 500cc Grand Prix at Esanatoglia.
May 26nd, 1974, Italian 500cc Grand Prix at Esanatoglia.
June 3rd, 1974, Danish 500cc Grand Prix at Naestved (?)
June 3rd, 1974, Danish 500cc Grand Prix at Naestved. (?)
Heikki wins the 1st moto and becomes second in the 2nd moto, behind Roger De Coster.
June 3rd, 1974, Danish 500cc Grand Prix at Naestved.
Final results:
1. Heikki Mikkola (in the middle)
2. Adolf Weil (on the left)
3. Gerrit Wolsink (on the right)
June 3rd, 1974, Danish 500cc Grand Prix at Naestved.
Heikki and his wife Kaija.
July 7th, 1974. British 500cc Grand Prix at Old Sodbury (Dodington Park).
July 7th, 1974. British 500cc Grand Prix at Old Sodbury (Dodington Park).
Heikki scores a third place in the second moto, behind Roger De Coster and Jaak van Velthoven.
July 7th, 1974. British 500cc Grand Prix at Old Sodbury (Dodington Park).
Heikki scores a third place in the second moto, behind Roger De Coster and Jaak van Velthoven.
July 7th, 1974. British 500cc Grand Prix at Old Sodbury (Dodington Park).
Heikki scores a third place in the second moto, behind Roger De Coster and Jaak van Velthoven.
July 14th, 1974. United States 500cc Grand Prix at Carlsbad.
1st moto: 4              2nd moto: 2

With special thanks to Guy Jamar.
Take a look at the Heikki Mikkola Facebook site.
July 14th, 1974. United States 500cc Grand Prix at Carlsbad.
July 14th, 1974. United States 500cc Grand Prix at Carlsbad.
July 14th, 1974. United States 500cc Grand Prix at Carlsbad.
July 14th, 1974. United States 500cc Grand Prix at Carlsbad.
July 14th, 1974. United States 500cc Grand Prix at Carlsbad.
July 14th, 1974. United States 500cc Grand Prix at Carlsbad.
Finish of the second moto!! Heikki nearly picked up Gerrit Wolsink.
July 14th, 1974. United States 500cc Grand Prix at Carlsbad.
Finish of the second moto!! Heikki nearly picked up Gerrit Wolsink.
July 28th, 1974. Dutch 500cc Grand Prix at Markelo.
July 28th, 1974. Dutch 500cc Grand Prix at Markelo.
Superb snapshot in the tent of the Husqvarna factory team.
July 28th, 1974. Dutch 500cc Grand Prix at Markelo.
Just before the start of the first heat, Heikki prepare his starting place.
July 28th, 1974. Dutch 500cc Grand Prix at Markelo.
The first turn! Wolsink (7) has the lead, on the inside followed by Brad Lackey (51). Heikki is behind Wolsink (34) and on the inside of Heikki is Roger De Coster (38) and Arne Kring (42). On the left side is Jaak van Velthoven (39) and behind Brad Lackey is Adolf Weil (37).
July 28th, 1974. Dutch 500cc Grand Prix at Markelo.
July 28th, 1974. Dutch 500cc Grand Prix at Markelo.
Heikki Mikkola, winner of the first moto.
July 28th, 1974. Dutch 500cc Grand Prix at Markelo.
Heikki Mikkola, winner of the first moto.
July 28th, 1974. Dutch 500cc Grand Prix at Markelo.
August 4th, 1974. Belgian 500cc Grand Prix at Namur.
Just before the start of the GP Heikki talks a bit with Gerrit Wolsink, Roger De Coster, Frans Sigmans, Toon Karsmakers and Hans Polsvoort.
August 4th, 1974. Belgian 500cc Grand Prix at Namur.
August 4th, 1974. Belgian 500cc Grand Prix at Namur.
Heikki Mikkola (44), Gerrit Wolsink (36) and Ake Jonsson (48).
August 4th, 1974. Belgian 500cc Grand Prix at Namur.
August 4th, 1974. Belgian 500cc Grand Prix at Namur.
August 4th, 1974. Belgian 500cc Grand Prix at Namur.
August 4th, 1974. Belgian 500cc Grand Prix at Namur.
August 4th, 1974. Belgian 500cc Grand Prix at Namur.
August 4th, 1974. Belgian 500cc Grand Prix at Namur.
Heikki wins the first moto.
August 11th, 1974. Luxembourg 500cc Grand Prix at Ettelbrück.
Here Heikki is talking with Brad Lackey.
August 11th, 1974. Luxembourg 500cc Grand Prix at Ettelbrück.
Heikki on his way to victory in the 1974 500cc World Championship.
August 11th, 1974. Luxembourg 500cc Grand Prix at Ettelbrück.
Heikki on his way to victory in the 1974 500cc World Championship.
August 11th, 1974. Luxembourg 500cc Grand Prix at Ettelbrück.
Heikki on his way to victory in the 1974 500cc World Championship.
August 11th, 1974. Luxembourg 500cc Grand Prix at Ettelbrück.
Heikki Mikkola becomes World Champion 1974,
1st moto: 1           2nd moto: 6.
August 11th, 1974. Luxembourg 500cc Grand Prix at Ettelbrück.
August 11th, 1974. Luxembourg 500cc Grand Prix at Ettelbrück.
August 11th, 1974. Luxembourg 500cc Grand Prix at Ettelbrück.
Heikki Mikkola becomes World Champion 1974,
1st moto: 1           2nd moto: 6.
August 11th, 1974. Luxembourg 500cc Grand Prix at Ettelbrück.
Beneath the viaduct, over a small wooden bridge.
August 11th, 1974. Luxembourg 500cc Grand Prix at Ettelbrück.
Heikki chasing Bengt Aberg.
August 11th, 1974. Luxembourg 500cc Grand Prix at Ettelbrück.
August 11th, 1974. Luxembourg 500cc Grand Prix at Ettelbrück.
August 11th, 1974. Luxembourg 500cc Grand Prix at Ettelbrück.
August 11th, 1974. Luxembourg 500cc Grand Prix at Ettelbrück.
The 1974 winning combination:
Heikki Mikkola and his mechanic Per-Olof ("Pelle Mas") Persson.
September 15th, 1974. Motocross des Nations at Huskvarna, Sweden.
September 15th, 1974. Motocross des Nations at Huskvarna, Sweden.
Heikki Mikkola 1974.
The new champion, together with the Champion girls.
1974 TRANS AMA-series 1974 at Honda Hills, Linnville Ohio USA.

With special thanks to John Brier, from Grass Lake, Michigan USA, for sending this picture.
1974 TRANS AMA-series at Honda Hills, Linnville Ohio USA.
1974 TRANS AMA-series at Honda Hills, Linnville Ohio USA.
Heikki Mikkola, "The Flying Finn"!!

With special thanks to John Brier, from Grass Lake, Michigan USA, for sending this picture.
In the riders paddock.
1974 TRANS AMA-series. Heikki clowns with former Wold Champion Rolf Tibblin.

With special thanks to John Brier, from Grass Lake, Michigan USA, for sending this picture.
Iron man.....Heikki Mikkola, 1974 World Champion 500cc.
Heikki Mikkola, 1974.
Another victory!!
World champion sticker.
Heikki and his wife Kaija.
Post card.
Again after a Grand Prix victory.
Heikki Mikkola, 1974.
Heikki Mikkola, 1974.
Heikki in 1974.
Heikki in 1974.
The Flying Finn!!
The 1974 500cc Motocross World Champion!!