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Vintage Drags at Räyskälä

I had an opportunity to go to Räyskälä Vintage Drags in a team bus as one friend from the garage where my El Camino is, was going to Räyskälä Vintage Drags to drag race his 1967 Chevrolet Camaro. He has had that since late 1970s and when drag racing landed on Finland, Räyskälä Airfield was one of the first place where you could drag race. We borrowed Hollow Head Drag team’s team bus where we loaded the Camaro and had a sleeping quarters for five people.

Sun set at Räyskälä Airfield.

First we went to Somero to pick up slick tires and then on to Räyskälä Airfield. We arrived just as the sun was settling in for the night. We took the Camaro out and barbeque grill and set up our camp for the Saturday. We then proceed to have late night dinner and the older guys who had been there back in the days showed us the youngsters the site.

Late night dinner by the team bus at Räyskälä Airfield.

After sun had risen it was time to get some sleep and prepare for the drag racing. After few hours of sleep we started the day. As people was arriving to the airfield I set up the balcony on the top of the bus. From there I got to shoot live video on my youtube channel and got to shoot cars and happening at the airfield.

Cars started to show up at Räyskälä Airfield.

Day was hot and dry half way through and around 14:00 o’clock it started to raining and most people started their cars and started to drove off the airfield. We waited for awhile but as airfield started to get quiet we also packed our team bus and headed for Mustiala Estate for the night and have a party with Do-Dads Reunion party.

Vintage cars at Mustiala estate.

On Sunday I took a little stroll around Mustiala estate and shoot some of the cars that were there for the Kustom Life Outdoor Show. But we had to leave before the show started so I didn’t get to shoot that many cars.

Link to the gallery.

Ford Nationals 2013, Alastaro.

Drag race strip at Alastaro Circuit.

It was hot morning to begin with when I left home in 6 am, Saturday. I had 169 km to Alastaro and I cruised small roads to my destiny. There was almost no traffic and driving was a pleasure. I arrived just before 9 am at Alastaro Circuit and there were already bunch of cars, tweaking, changing tires or just parked.

I talk to the organizer’s at American Car Show that is it possible to GM-guy to come down there and shoot FoMoCo-products and they gladly granted me an access to the happening. I was free to shoot and wander around and I got few interesting angles.

3005 pictures were taken. 1325 survived. That’s way too many granted, but most of them tell a story.

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