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.
One eye bandit leading the way.
Couple of weeks ago we had great weather and 9th ISO Länsi-Uusimaa Cruise. We didn’t drove all 170 km of it but I took plenty of pictures on the road. 75 cars were rolling the roads on Uusimaa’s beautiful country side scenery. We didn’t go “long haul” as we didn’t had our own car ready for this driving season yet. Luckily in this group of people there is always someone that gives you a ride in their car.
Beautiful country side.
Next year is going to be 10th! It’s going to be Legen-wait for it in the intersection…DARY!
I took around 1500 shots and 370 pictures can be found:
I managed to take a quick walk around video also and this is just a “raw” as it gets. Tried Youtube video editor and not bad. Although it takes a time to have all the effects, sounds and text to render, it was easy and “fast” to use. You can add royalty free music, basic fades and rolling texts.
Stadin Cruising going strong!
This time of the Year it is getting too fast too dark and that means two things. First thing is that you have to shoot as “quick” as you can with the available light and second thing is that bring your tripod with you. Second thing also a blessing since you can try out to get a most of the dark situation by playing with long exposures.
There is a good chance to catch something that your eye can’t see. So your mind have to be in a creative mode to try out something and mostly you’re going to miss, but every now and then you get something that is worth the trouble.
Here is a link to pictures from the Cruising.
Now that I am on the roll for doing my back log of photos, here is Vantaa Cruising photo’s.
Weather didn’t know was it shining or raining, but there was still huge amount of cars, all four row’s were almost full and quite few never seen before. It’s good to see that “new” cars is coming to these happenings! Oddest one was this really old “thing”:
About the time that the sun was setting in me and Operation Rocking Piggy went to shoot a few burnout shots in a industrial back road… I’ll post something later on that.