UPDATE: The new photoalbum with more than 1900 photo’s of Jarno and Soili is online! go to:


Paroni, The Flying Finn, The Baron, …

In the seventies a man who likes motorbikes and motorracing a lot, he also raced on motorbikes himself on motorcross-and speedwaytracks, married with a woman. They are my parents now from the day I was born, the 18th of May of 1975.

Some years earlier Jarno Saarinen died in a racing accident on the Monza circuit on the 20th of May in 1973. My father liked the motorcycle racer and person Jarno Saarinen a lot, that’s why my parents gave me his name.

These photo’s are collected by Henk van Melzen some years ago. I created a website for him with these photo’s. Some years ago those images were available on free webhostingsites, they don’t exist anymore, it would be a really pitty to not put them somewhere on the internet!


Images received from Henk van Melzen
From the internet

no images were found






The world’s greatest motorcycle racer by Murray Barnard

Jarno Saarinen and Finland by Phill Hall

Finnish Grand Prix “Imatranajo” by Kake Heikkinen