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About a year ago the very first Finnish Vintage 1:32 slotcar race was arranged and since then we have raced twice a year. Although slotcar racing was pretty popular even in Finland on 70´s or 80´s it should not be taken for granted that the cars had survived up to this date (especially on these latitudes). Due these new events many slightly forgotten car has found a new life as a racecar again rather than a dusty memory of its better days.

And of cource in addition to our own cars ebay has been a great help and very many interesting newcomers were introduced yesterday. My Airfix manufactured Alfa Romeo 250F (from ebay.uk) single seater was one of them. And some of the cars that were not able to run on last event (such as Scalextric Sigma prototype) had their new chance!

27 heats with touring cars, GT cars, prototypes and single seaters took place and about 100 pictures were captured!



http://s91.photobucket.com/albums/k300/dar...Race/?start=all
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- Kai Ruusunen
 

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The results should be interesting reading as well, as they come: one heat with mostly Scalextric Mini Coopers & Escorts was dominated by an Eldon VW Bug, with the blue Eldon can.
 

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While awaiting the results here is the tabloids story about the race. The interviewed persons are the racemaster Kai Kivekäs who is telling about the nature of the event and Mr. Jarla, who is telling how he get into vintage slotracing. He is also representing his favorite car of the day ( a 4WD Mercedes with turning front wheels ).

http://www.iltasanomat.fi/kotimaa/fingerpo...8461033767.html

You can also see my short appearance on the backround while Kai is interviewed...


- K
 
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