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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Flashback: Early 80's Finnish Custom

This is metalflake cake is one of the first Customized (in any form/style) Volkswagens I have ever seen. It was featured in V8 Magazine around 1981. This photo was taken in late 90's when Kuplapaja was still in Tattarinsuo, Helsinki. Unlike many early creations this Oval is still alive today, which is great.

Couple of other 80's customs photographed in later part of the decade. The influence of car above can be seen in black 70's car. At that time (and in some circles even today) Volkswagens were seen as substitute when one couldn't afford an American car and it lead to some pretty strange creations.

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