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#21 W-409

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 03:48 AM

Oh I forgot that I had posted this kind of Topic in here, but I have some more. (There are more older pics, too. Watch them all if interested. ;) ).

 

But American Car Show 2013 pictures are here. First the Friday photos:

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Here are All Of Them: http://tapahtumakuvi...r Show /Friday/

 

And Monday, when the cars rolled out from the Show:

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Link To All Of Them: http://tapahtumakuvi...r Show /Monday/



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:25 PM

Wow! Thank you for this thread. I used to live in Helsinki from 1996-1999 until i came to the USA, I was very little at that time but i remember these shows and this is where my love from Americana Classics started...  I remember it all like yesterday. I learned English there.



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:24 AM

Great to hear this brings back memories. :D

 

Here are some more. The first Cruising Night at Vantaa Yesterday. A shame that it started raining, but anyway we managed to get this years' first Tire Smokes! All Pictures are here: http://tapahtumakuvi...ntaa 19.4.2013/

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Yes, That Hot Rod has Blown Flathead. B)  And of course, it left with old Cheater Slicks smokin'!

Here's a short video I made:


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:19 PM

Cool post Nicko, l enjoyed the picks and the video you just posted...thanks



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:21 AM

Glad to hear you enjoyed the video and pics!

 

Here's some more. These are from Cruising in our capital, Helsinki. Lots of cars there. http://tapahtumakuvi...ising 3.5.2013/

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And a Video:

 

Then Cruising in Espoo.
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I'll post a Video of that Cruising later...

 

And a Swap Meet at Espoo Car Museum. http://tapahtumakuvi...wap 12.5.2013./

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:27 AM

Oh and then from Vantaa Cruising... The road was grey before the Cruising, but now it's completely full of black stripes. :lol:  http://tapahtumakuvi...ntaa 17.5.2013/

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Let's see if I have a video too later...



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:07 AM

I wish American car culture was as popular in the rest of Europe like it is in Finland and Sweden...

Great pics, awesome cars... I would go nuts there! :P



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:34 AM

Thanks Matija!

 

What's the deal with American Car Culture in Croatia?

 

Pics from Cruising in our Capital, Helsinki.

 

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And pictures from a Street Race that was organized in Hyvinkää Airport. It was mostly for street cars, so there was no track glue or anything, that's why it was slippery.  But some cars had no big problems with the traction, this Blown Duster went low 11s.

 

Here's the Link for all pics.

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This Fairlane had bit traction problems... Sometimes it went tires smoking to the 1/8th mile mark. But this time the car didn't go straight, but luckily it stayed on the track.

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On the next pass it didn't smoke those tires that much and it went 12,0.

 

This was pretty wild Chevy II.

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This '55 Packard Custom "Junkyard K" is a legendary Finnish Custom that was built in the '80s. It went 15 second runs with other tire smoking.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:53 AM

Very good pics Niko! That's really cool to see some Customs on quarter mile and 15 sec time is not bad at all for car that is made to cruising not racing. B)  I have also some pics from local cruising so is it ok that I put them here? 



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 09:08 PM

Thanks Matti and yes, it was nice to see that Legendary Packard on the track and I actually suprised to see how well it went. And yes, sure post your pics too, they are top notch quality and from a bit different Cruisings and Events as mine, so feel free to show them ;) !

 

Here are a couple of Videos from NNC Street Slide.

 

First '67 Plymouth Vip is doing some Test Runs. Because of the slippery track, he left with almost no turbo boost. Still it ran 10 second ETs. Last year it went 7,957 on the Final race, below is a video of that one too.

 

 


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 09:10 PM

And here a Four Door Fairlane runs its best ET of the day. Only run where it didn't smoke the tires to half track.

 

 

Blower Powered Chevy II runs 11,444 despite those Traction problems at the start.

 


 


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 09:12 PM

Then Timo Kaisla is testing his "Mord" that is Mopar powered Ford Mondeo.

 

 

And last Ken Nyman runs one pass with his Chevelle.

 

 

Can't get these videos work on one post. Needs to put two in one post instead...



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 05:30 AM

Okay here's some pics what I took from local cruising called "Lahti Cruising". Lots of nice cars and weather was perfect. Could be more pics but my cameras battery run out of power. So I could not took videos from burnouts etc. But here's one teaser...

 

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...and more pics here http://s1365.photobu...6?sort=3&page=1


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:53 AM

Thanks Matija!

 

What's the deal with American Car Culture in Croatia?

 

There are some American car enthusiasts here, but very few in comparison... Just recently, we had the largest traditional gathering of American cars in Croatia, and there couldn't have been more than 50 cars in total, including visitors from Slovenia, Hungary and Austria... There are more cars in Croatia, but people just don't have that much enthusiasm... :(

Might put some pics up later ;)



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:39 PM

At least you got something in there, a few of those southern Europe countries I've visited have had almost no American Cars, or at least I haven't seen them. Yeah, pics, sure! I'd really like to see them.

 

Nice pics from Matti, too! The camera power sounds very typical... :rolleyes:


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 03:07 AM

Well I made video from Finnish American Car Meeting called Ruukki PicNic. Weather was pretty good and there was lots of people and very nice cars. There was also some very good live Rockabilly Music but I don't have video of them.

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=rqPQZZ-UeX4


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 04:27 AM

And while Matti was taking great pictures at Ruukki PickNick, me and dad spent that weekend Drag Racing at Alastaro. We raced our '74 Chevelle Stocker, and complete Race Report can be found Here.

 

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Link To All Pictures.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 11:02 PM

Nice pics and good report from Alastaro Niko.  :)

 

Yesterday we were in Lahti Cruising. There was lots of nice cars and Weather was perfect. Here's video what I made http://www.youtube.c...h?v=qCfx6R-35EA



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 12:00 PM

Thanks Matti. Nice video, too. :)

 

I just remembered that I haven't posted new pics in a long time. Well, here we go:

 

First some Drag Racing:

FHRA Nitro Nationals that is an European Championship Event. Here's our team's Race Report: http://lindstromraci...-nationals-2013

 

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Then another Drag Race Event at Kalajoki Airport. This is the place where I drove my License... B)  Race Report can be found Here.

 

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(This Malibu in the second picture is a Legendary Street Racer that was built here in Finland from an old Taxi somewhere in the 1980s).

 

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Then something else as well.... Forssa Pick Nick.

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All Pics.



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 08:39 AM

After a long break (I forgot this thread existed!) I have more pics to post in here.

 

I think a good one to begin with would be the first Vantaa Cruising Night of 2014. It took place in April and there were lots and lots of cars. I bet it was the record number of cars in April's Cruise Night. Many people decided to "test drive" their new tires, and there were lots of big and smoky burnouts as well. Here are a few pictures first:

 

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Here is a Link to the full Picture Gallery.

 

 

And a Burnout video:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=RirlKkKJiaM