80's Looker photographed in 1995 VW Expo. It appears to be very stylish representative of it's era.
Same car 12 years later in 2007 VW Open. Lot of work and dedication both from the current owner and the original builder.
Very cool that the car survived and got rebuilt instead of being abandoned after it wasn't so fashionable any more. Have met some people (this reminds me of especially couple ex-colleaques at work) who have got hooked on Volkswagens and Cal Look after the Tekniikan Maailma article and started projects that were never finished or if finished have gotten scrapped after the couple of summers of (ab)use.
Finding 80's Looker like in the picture above would be pretty cool, for guy like me who would never de-trim/de-chrome a ride it would give an option to built that Cal Looker in spirit of Feb 1975 issue of Hot VWs that I would no way in hell do otherwise :-) Different stance, T-bars and Fuchs would have worked nicely too on that ride, with or without colour change..
I have started to like Type 34 Karmann's seriously and Mike's blog is good source for them. That red Danish one above seems to be owned by dude called Gustav who also has VW-related blog. IMHO, Ghias looks better when it is lowered equally in all corners and Gustav's car is something that you should find in encyclopedia under "perfectly lowered Ghia".
One respectable side of this team is kind of a professional attitude. I am not sure whether there is any Volkswagen racer in country who has progressed to this level in all aspects including transporters, how the pit looks in races etc.
In 2005 car became one of the fastest local street legal Volkswagens in Jussi Jyränkö's hands and got nominated in Top20 of CalLook.com's rankings.
Antti Lehmussaari's beautiful drag racing Beetle. One of the few Finnish racing Volkswagens that looked as good as their counterparts in Volksworld or Hot VWs magazines. Just noticed that there's Kotten's bay-window too in the background..
Cool Theo Decker engine sold forward by Kuplapaja. Along with the engine came interesting bunch of Vintage hi-performance parts, the owner had been into rallying this Sea Blue '65 had OG wider steelies, Speedwell adapters to widen track, Speedwell short shift kit etc.
My ex-1963 Beetle (literally Export model :-) in harbour waiting for boat to UK along with Split Screen Panel. L390 Gulf Blue is one of my favourite OG colours and still like how that colour turned out.
This '57 Oval Racer built by Mika Särkelä of Bogey Racing and Arabia Slugs was among the first Finnish-built German Lookers. Even though Mika's Oval was purpose built racing car it looks very beautiful. Mika moved forward in his racing career into Porsches and Oval was sold forward. If I remember correctly Oval ended up in Belgium.
Few Volkswagen/Porsche shots from Finnish car museums from couple of years ago.
Late Oval photographed in Espoo Auto-Museum. I am not very familiar with restored stock cars nor automotive museums in general, somehow it seems that in Finland restored Volkswagens are rarely restored properly. There is always something missing or incorrect parts for certain year model, like the missing bumper over riders or incorrect wheels on this one. Maybe Volkswagen is too common car to be taken seriously?
911 photographed in Espoo Automuseum. Colour is the same very striking Porsche Magenta as in Kaitsu's Oval.
Oval named Wäinö photographed in Kangasala. There are two museums within few kilometres from each other, cannot remember whether Mobilia or Vehoniemi had Wäinö on display. If I remember correctly the interesting story behind Wäinö was that it was assembled from original spare parts back in the day.
Karmann Ghia photographed in museum near Imatra, upon which we stumbled accidentally.
Some shots from Ferrari museum in Maranello couple of summers ago. Unbelievable place and collection of cars.
Apparently no trailer queen due to the dead insect in radiator :-)
288 GTO was my dream 20 years ago.. Nostalgic feeling to see one for the first time, but looked so outdated.
It said "please don't touch" but didn't stop this guy sitting on the car and having his trophy-wifey took photographs :-)