(c)Tero Virta, 1995-2009

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Link: Jyri's Blog

Now here is one blogger who will never run out of projects :)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Flashback: Kai's Custom

Kai Aulankoski's '57 Oval featured in November 1993 issue of Volksworld Magazine. Kai's Oval was one of the very first (if not first) hot rodded Volkswagen I've ever seen and is one of the cars that got me interested in Volkswagens. This issue was already sold out when I got to know Kaitsu at WCA meetings and learned about the feature, but luckily found the issue from ebay.co.uk finally last week :)

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Farewell Pasi!

Some shots from Pasi's farewell party held last week. Long-time Kupla Kopla garage and Luftsick member Pasi decided to move to Sweden as building Kustoms is hell of a lot easier over there :)

I was glad to see the 30+ crowd of local Volkswagen guys and girls participating the party, especially certain "old-timers" among them.. Big thank you to Kurre for the photos.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

German Folks line-up

Found some nice photos from old CDs.. I guess these were taken by Kobus before he set his blog up.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Flashback: Pair of Pritschenwagens

Pekka's stroker-equipped Pritschenwagen in American Car Show 1997. That Type II still looks as good in Rafa's posession.

Kaitsu's Pritschen that was picked up near Turku.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Rolling on Earlies :-)

My Cabriolet's pan almost complete and rolling on my spare set of Fuchs. Assembly took it's sweet time again..

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Link: Tales from the Razor's Edge

Link to one cool blog whose author owns this cool Type III Ghia above.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Aki's ex-Oval

Bit too new to be included with the Flashback-label, but Aki's Oval was one of the nicest DKP III styled Cal Lookers built in Finland. Long time project with total body off pan restoration.

This photo was taken few weeks before it was picked up by Kobus' buddy from Belgium. At that time it had passed hands 2-3 times in Finland already and been though couple of engine/gearbox/wheels/brake-swaps. Aki kept his 13-second stroker engine, Jussi had a 1600cc turbo engine in it and in the picture it has stock pea-shooters. If I remember correctly Jussi had some plans about this Oval being the base for his current race car..

Oh, and somehow Aki's old close-ratio gearbox (built by AlhoRacing) and Gas Burners found their way to my garage :-)

Friday, October 19, 2007

Flashback: Bug Run #7 and #8

More Bug Run #7 and #8 photos from Sebastian Vuorisalo's album dating to 1990-91. People seemed to be more innovative back then and weren't following Cal Look rule book so strictly..


See the first nostalgia blast.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Las Vegas Bugorama - More Shots From Fremont

Bordeaux Red is one of my current favourite original VW colours.. ex-KCW Split looks now better than ever.

The famous Vegas Vic.

First time I have seen a suitcase pulled out of race car..

Foreign Creations line-up.