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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 LohjanjÀrvi. 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?

August at Espoo Cruising.

Espoo Cruising on August

Great weather and show wrestling gather a good amount of crowd and cars to Niittykumpu’s Snacy today. Well, yesterday if I am correct. A lot of cars that I haven’t seen or photographed, but most of them are known. You can find pictures from this link.

A bit of pause on posting.

It has been a quite busy or not, but I haven’t been up to posting. Been cycling to work for a month now. I wake up early, around 5 in the morning and cycle 35 minutes to work and after some what 8 hours of work I’ll cycle 35 minutes back to home. Which mean I have to go quite early to bed. Well… usually I get early on the bed. Anyway, here are few links to happenings since last major update on this issue:

Espoo Cruising @ Snacky:
Espoo Cruising June
Espoo Cruising July

Helsinki Cruising @ Kauppatori:
Helsinki Cruising July

Also I have been shooting time lapse videos with my GoPro Hero3 WE:

Stadin Cruising aka Parking June edition.

Long queue to Kauppatori

I was quite early this time at Kauppatori and I thought I was first, but I wasn’t. There were handfull eager gearheads waiting for market square to be closed and cleaned up. No wonder, weather was like a bride and officially summer has started. I met few new acquaint. Most interesting was a guy from down under who have moved to Finland and he lives in Tampere and still attended Stadin Cruising. Awesome!

Very nice 1967 Dodge Coronet 500

I haven’t bought lens hood for my 70-210 Nikkor and it really started bothering me today since I had to shoot against sun and pictures were getting too much stray lights. Have to add that to my to-buy-list.

About 1k pictures were taken and a bit over 300 survived. Still a bit too much? Anyway, here is the link to the pictures.

Back to the Future.

Back to the Future.

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