Suomi-miitit kes? 2011 / General #gear.fi Meet Thread Summer 2011

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As per DaBoom's suggestion, it would be a nice idea to make a mash-up thread for Finnish meetups; both planning and aftermaths can be contained here.

I'm only writing this in English because I want to spam this over #gear; feel free to use Finnish in later posts.

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Suomi-minimiitti / Swap&Meet Kouvola 28.05.2011

The meet was conjured up in a rather short time; Matyas was planning to go to Jupix's Lappeenranta Merc meet, but the harbl weather changed his plans. I was also in Kouvola due to my gf's graduation, so it was easy to make some time and meet up. We then met up at ABC Koria, and decided to head to a Swap&Meet held in Kouvola that day; maybe the weather there wouldn't be as bad as way east.



E16A Sapporo, 325iX E30 touring, 280SE W126



Matyas's Merc



The dude himself



DaBoom checking out the hardware



Matyas's kingdom

Some attention to detail:









Rest of the stuff will be at a separate Swap&Meet thread over at Vehicle Sighting Photos.

Greetings, link
 
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I hate pictures of myself...especially when there is a nice breeze :( So no, I don't have an aspirational mohawk...

Anyway, it was a really nice meet. And hopefully next time there will be more of us :)
 
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Some more meet content:







Worn but useable Caddy



Edsel lurks



DaBoom tries out the Merc





I really liked the Merc. Despite having been partly eaten by time, it still felt special to drive. After just 50 meters, I declared "I'd want one of these. Now" - there was still something about it that made me feel good. It was surprisingly sprightly, and driving it on a twisty road was enjoyable.
 

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Before the "Worn, but usable Caddy", here is a link for the
Ford Consul Mk.1* for those who didn't recognise it.

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* Or its more expensive siblings the Zodiac or Zephyr
 

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The bosozoku S13 is in the other thread!
 

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Rest of the stuff will be at a separate Swap&Meet thread over at Vehicle Sighting Photos.
Greetings, reading comprehension :p
 

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We had a quick minimeet on this wonderful sunny Sunday with me, Daboom, Matyas and MXM in attendance. Some chatting, some driving, nothing much :)

1) Checking out The Merc's engine bay.


2) MXM being cool driving his Seven, as always.


3) Not sure, perhaps some reenactment? :)


4) My 106 GTi, Matayas' Merc, MXM's 7, Daboom's 325ixT


5) Lowrider.
 

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That Seven is properly sexy....it's an amazing machine. And yes...it's super low.
 

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That must be the most unlikely sortiment of cars to be photographed together. :p
 

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That must be the most unlikely sortiment of cars to be photographed together. :p
Just you wait for Ringmeet 2011, that will be one hilarious bunch of cars! A Lotus Seven, some weird Seven clone, a Sapporrooo, lots of old Mercs, BMW's, a 1979 Opel, various VAG stuff, an 8-series, a Kangoo :D
 

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I'm seriously starting to think how could I come to the 'ring meet... Just to take ride a shotgun around the ring in Sapporo and MXM's 7 and compare them! :) I'd only have to find place to store the Mazda for two weeks and that's it. I'm sure it would be worth it.

But also I can't wait the Finnish meets. Like 100% of the #gear.fi has changed/bought new cars in last year :D
 

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That must be the most unlikely sortiment of cars to be photographed together. :p
A bit of variety is good, right? :)


I think these two cars especially were quite similar, both in size and purpose.

Also

Checking out some French engineering


And strapping mikas to the 7. Which by the way looked like a parent strapping a child to the child seat.

But nice minimeet again, especially considering the short notice time. :) And heading back home through more twisty roads, a thunderstorm that was over where I live provided a nice view.

 

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Road trip 9.-10.7?

Road trip 9.-10.7?

Right. After a few rather unplanned minimeets I think it's time to go for something else.

So, a road trip to visit the best driving road of Finland. :)

Proposed dates are either 9th or 10th of July. Plans are still quite open excluding the route that could look something like this. http://tinyurl.com/5ugg2ru.

Who's coming, which day (and time of the day) and how much time you have to spend? :cool:
 

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I'm seriously starting to think how could I come to the 'ring meet... Just to take ride a shotgun around the ring in Sapporo and MXM's 7 and compare them! :) I'd only have to find place to store the Mazda for two weeks and that's it. I'm sure it would be worth it.

But also I can't wait the Finnish meets. Like 100% of the #gear.fi has changed/bought new cars in last year :D
Where are you actually and where does the MX5 need to find a place? It is still in Stuttgart? If yes we might figure out something! Oh and where are you at the time of the meet, .de or .fi?
 

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Right. After a few rather unplanned minimeets I think it's time to go for something else.

So, a road trip to visit the best driving road of Finland. :)

Proposed dates are either 9th or 10th of July. Plans are still quite open excluding the route that could look something like this. http://tinyurl.com/5ugg2ru.

Who's coming, which day (and time of the day) and how much time you have to spend? :cool:
Division diesel reporting for duty - both days work and will be there regardless, save it for some sort of family/work/car/other emergency. But no work scheduled for said weekend, so that is all clear.
 

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Proposed dates are either 9th or 10th of July. Plans are still quite open excluding the route that could look something like this. http://tinyurl.com/5ugg2ru.

Who's coming, which day (and time of the day) and how much time you have to spend? :cool:
Either day is fine. And no worries about time either :) Everything is good.
 
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