Seppo Makinen

Province/Country: Finland
Year Turned Pro: 1967
Photo Credits: CMSA
Author: Bill Petro / CMSA
1973 May 21 Copetown Ontario Motocross.

Seppo Makinen

Born 1939 in Finland

Seppo Makinen was born in 1939 in Finland. He started racing motorcycles in 1955 at the age of 16.  He would race for 10 years before he decided to move to Canada in 1966. At some point in those 10 years Seppo won the Finland Junior scrambles title.

1967 – Seppo won his first Canadian motocross championship at Aldergrove, B. C.n the 250 class on a Husqvarna.  He beat Vern Amor in a closely matched race.  A few weeks later at the Eastern Canadian Championship in Copetown Ontario, he came up from the back after a bad start and won the all- comers race (Open class)

1968 to 1970 – Seppo competed in the Canada / USA Challenge matches and had a big part in the Canadian Team winning those years.

1969 – Seppo earned the CMA # 1 plate in Motocross

1971 – Won the CMA Canadian Open Class Title at Aldergrove BC

    – Won the CMA Eastern Canadian Open Expert Class Husqvarna

1972? – Bershire International Trial, May 19-21 Seppo won a silver medal in the three day 480 Mile event riding a Manley Kawasaki

1972 – At the International Motocross held at St. Gabriel Du Brandon on June 18 Seppo finished 4th in the 250cc class

PS. This information was compiled from the Cycle Canada archives. As more information and photos on Seppo’s Racing career are found this file will be updated.