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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.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Misc Las Vegas Shots

Famous welcome sign from late 50's.

THE Hotel at Mandalay Bay, where everything was branded with "THE" prefix.. Not too shabby place to spend 10 nights. In Matti Nykänen's words "aika mesta paikka" ;-)

The branding went as far as THEtp. I would have liked to hear the discussion in some hotel management board about naming the toilet paper :-)

Where else would you get to see Ancient Egypt, Paris, New York, Venice, Monte Carlo etc within an hour walk. Even though it felt bit cheesy in the beginning, everything is built up to quite high standard that you just like it.

Some of the brands in luxury malls, like in Caesar's Palace, wouldn't have much success in Finland..

Damn, missed seeing Vince Neil about 15 minutes in our hotel lobby.

First Street Rod I saw during the trip.

And returning to Finland's 50 degree temperature was rough, I got so easily used to 80 degree weather..

Drive to California and back to Vegas

There are rental cars and rental cars, I chosed the budget option that being the late model Mustang.

Cities familiar from Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas book; "somewhere near Barstow the drugs got hold on us".

Peggy Sue's 50's diner, as cheasy as they come, but I wanted to eat once in such place and food was good.

My "Red Shark" in front of the establishment, I have really loved the looks of the new generation Mustang ever since the introduction. Too bad that the extensive use of plastic made the the interior look cheap, but at 20K$ starting price tag it is a cheap car over there..

Cool F-100 refuelling at same station near Yerma.

Wolfsburg West where I shopped some of the urgently needed parts for my 'Vert.

This same Zwitter was parked in almost same location when I visited them last 5 years ago..

The last generation Mustang meets the first generation one.