10th Winter Drive by AHS at Lahnajärvi

I was travelling to Rauma yesterday to pick up some parts for my El Camino and as I was driving on the highway that passes by old and legendary gas station on Lahnajärvi, which is resurrected from dead and there was AHS’s (AutoHistoriallinenseura / Automobile Historic Society) 10th Winter Drive, which is kind of car orienteering. So I stopped by and took few photos: https://tdp.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Tapahtumat/Muut+tapahtumat/2017/AHS+Talviajot/

I also tested live streaming to Jenkkiautotapahtumat.com’s youtube channel.

5th Kustom Kulture Show in Helsinki.

Well it is that time of the year that show season starts the year and gather fellow car and bike enthusiastics from the cold and dark garages. I had a booth once again at the show and it was just a base for my gear. Had a brand new lens to try out and so far it has proven to be worth the money. It is Tamron SP 90 mm f/2.8 Di Macro VC USD. Paired with Nissin ring flash.

You can see photos at my tdp.kuvat.fi site:

https://tdp.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Tapahtumat/Kustom+Kulture+Show+/KKS+2017/

Ursa Major time lapse photography

I know that my D7100 isn’t the best available tool for nighttime time lapse photography, but it is what I got. I shot few time lapses last night before it got dark and I thought why don’t I try what you can do with it.

I set my camera to shoot 400 frames, but as I had shooted few others time lapses before, it run out of battery after 155 frames. So this is what I got:

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10th Lakeside Cruising video.

I tried to broadcast live-stream from the event, but I don’t know what went wrong. Luckily I had my trusted GoPro with me and managed to shoot some video with it.

106 cars left from first pitstop and from third left 99 cars. That’s a loooong line of American cars!

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Porvoo and 10th Lakeside Cruising.

Just noticed that I didn’t make a post about Porvoo Cruising that was held at the last Saturday of the August.

So, I haven’t been there for two years now, well we did passed by an year ago when my wife had bought herself a used car and she wanted to get to know it better and we drove to Porvoo with couple of friends and later at the evening I noticed that there American cars going every directions and I checked calendar that I host at Google Calendar where I have gathered American car happenings in Finland. Sure enough there was Porvoo Cruising. But, to this year, couple of garage mates were going and I hopped in with them and we went. I sat on 1967 Chevrolet Camaro and had few beers along the ride.

As legistation of commerce changed at the begining of the year that stores can be open as they please(Stores couldn’t be open after 18:00 on Saturday, unless it was small store), the parking lot of S-market at Porvoo was out of question since that store is now open till 23:00 everyday and enthustiasts don’t want to bother paying customers and the store by gathering there, so gathering place was changed few kilometers away, closer to E18 highway. There is plenty of room for cars and also a good place to burn those rubbers.

Here is the photo gallery.

Yesterday there was a scenery cruising around lake Lohjanjärvi. We were bit late from the start and we drove straight to first pitstop, where I set up my gopro and started photographing cars as those arrived on first destination. From there we went to Karjalohja for second pitstop.

This was the 10th anniversary cruising, which has grown from few garage mates driving around to 100+ car event, gathering cars and enthusiasts from southern Finland. It’s not unheard that people has driven few hundred kilometers to participate this event.

As we weren’t with our El Camino, but our Jag(just a x-type), we didn’t feel like travelling whole distance. So, here is the photo gallery..

Is this just a Finnish thing or does everybody have these scenery cruises?

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