Roadtripping & Ice tracking in Finland 2014

loose_unit

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Here are some token pictures:

Our route:



The beer just after purchase, ?75 here including ?15 in pfand deposit translates into well over ?100 per case in Finland pricing, two of the cases are around ?180 each in Finland! :D
 

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100 euros for a case of beer?! What's it made of, gold? :D
 

DaBoom

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Track action, as that is about the only place I had some time to wing around a camera. :D Also, Google+ is messing with my editing, so all the pictures are rather colorless and dark :mad:

A view from the pit exit. Weather was warm, and it didn't rain too much, so a good weather for a cruise. :cool:


mikas getting a feel for the track


MXM taking people for a tour


Norwegians testing out euro spec winter tyres


The local green monster, haunting any visitors


As seen here


So much room for activities!


More French drift angle


Japanese reinforcements


Some Germans on a test run






Onwards to run around the track with a camera. Forgot the wide angle lens on though, could've done with more zoom... Anyway, Timus, having a futile battle against esp


Plenty of effort put in though :)


xDrives (135xi), showing how to advance properly on slippery conditions







Lars at the wheel of his soon to be car


"yeah, what?"


Eye-Q not amused by sudden understeer








Group photo, before leaving the track (as frankiess had done already)


Plenty of space to roam around at our cabin


Bad picture of what's cooking (to answer that; beef, carrots, pork)


We suddenly lost all electricity from the changing room/bathroom. Unfortunately the water pump was situated there as well, so some creative electrical installations had to be made.


The joy of driving around in Finland. Bad weather, speed cameras, Skodas and Toyotas blocking the road


Last group photo, after a fine incident






Few extra photos can be found here.
 
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Shameless copy-paste from the other thread.

Here's a few from my camera, Public borrowed it for a length of time at the track, so if some are his photos, then uh... Anyway, look at the shiny!

Ouninpohja special stage.



Public MacGyver'd his trousers.



Bit of track action.






It's me!


They were testing a rally car there at the same time.


Joe looking one BMW poorer.






Other stuff.







I had a huge giggle during the whole thing, shame about Beni's misfortune, maybe the luck will be on his side next time. ;)
 

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What's all that stuff on Joe's head??? I barely recognised him.
 

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shameless copy from another thread:

i really liked the meet, never been to icetrack and thanks for people driving me around at the track.

My pictures can be found here.

Some panorama:


missing frankies' rx-8 (and my car, but that was back at the cabin).

some of my pictures:









 

loose_unit

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How did you manage that?
Yeah, they were worn before I left and that was explained to the seller, I thought they should last the journey if looked after, but of course in Germany... 5 to 10 240kmph to 80kmph stops over the course of a few hours ended their life. We nursed them through Denmark, Sweden and the first half of Finland without any dramas before replacing them!
 
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Thanks to D-Fence's suggestion, I'm posting a few shots that didn't make the cut earlier.





Suspicious frankiess is suspicious.



Waking up the RX-8.









A couple Saab shots as well.



RX-8 out and alive.



Parking garage in Jyv?skyl?.







At the cottage! Ralph, MXM, Thujalvi.



D-Fence, Adrian, Eye-Q hanging out.



DaBoom's yoga position.



Pretty casual, really.





"Whatcha staring at?"





Cockbeer.



"Can we go, can we go already?"



Directly after "Dammit Joe!"



"I'm so done..."







BMW has encountered a problem and crashed. Would you like to send a report?



Booting solved it...



"Let's never do that again."



Hah! You wish.





DaBoom shooting.



Frankiess is done.



Rest of us hungry.



Ralph is so happy to get to drive the Xantia.
 

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That looks like decent fun, still sad I missed it!!!
 

mikas

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Few pics from the cabin. I didn't take many pics.









 
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