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Historic Grand Race, Ahvenisto, 16.-17.8.


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As always, Upi Pihlman and Johan Furuhjelm had a close race in their BMW 2002 Ti cars in the Historic Touring/GT period G race.

The rush of the firrst corner of the combined Roadsport B and C race.

Historic Formula V's heading for their race. Nearest to the camera Antero Mannila in a ’71 Veemax.

Ford Special that has a competition historiy from 40's and 50's pleased the crowd in the parade.

Historic motorcycle racers had also their own demonstration run.

Track full of cars in the period E-F Historic Touring/GT race.

There was a good view to the track happenings from the Club cathering area up the hill.

VanDiemen SR Sport's race - Kari-Tuomas Pietilä in front, followed by Tapani Koski and Jari Nieminen.

The parade of the car clubs presented a wide selection of classic cars and other enthusisasts vehicles.

Big and small in the Roadsport practice. Plymouth Duster ´70 of the V8 -class and Datsun 100A '76 of the C -class.

In the end of the paddock straight, Petri Kuusisto's Opel Kadett C and Mika Lampela's Ford Cortina.

Finnish Historic Formula cars drivers had a hard time with the Swedish competitors. Basicly only the 3rd position was reachable as 1st and 2nd of the B-class took an overwhelming lead. The next group of three had a very close fight over the whole race, here Sven-Erik Hedman leading in Kaimann followed by Kim Petterson in RPB and Jarmo Brandes in Veemax. In the end Kim Petterson was fastes of these three.

Erkki Heusala's ’67 Veemax in front of the group of Historic Formula cars.

'63 Buick Special that suffered a crash in the qualification on Saturday, was rebuilt during the night and fairly successfully - Tomi Naaramo drove the car as 1st and 2nd in Sunday's races.

Tapani Koski drove his Historic Touring/GT period F Lotius Cortina to the pole, won one race and was second in another. Here followed by Clas Palmberg in his Lotus Elan.

Father and son -Formula team. Peter Hasselgren got the rebuilding of the '66 Slymper to the point that it was ready to meet the race track. Father Caj Hasselgren is already a familiar sight in his ´68 RPB.

Pekka Huotari's Fiat Abarth, followed by Jyri Hollmén in Austin Cooper and Henrik Weiner in Ford Cortina.

Petri Sorri in Roadsport B-class Lada ´84 and Matty O. Suonsivu in a car that originates from Fiat 600 SLE '73 and belongs to the Roadsport class C.

Jyrki Lahti in his '77 Volvo 240 tries to get away from Esa Peltonen's Toyota Starlet '79 in the start of the Roadsport B -class.

The leading group of the Historic Touring/GT-cars, Lotus Elan, Ford Falcon and Cortina Lotus, about to overtake an Alfa Romeo Giulia Super.

Overall view fron the crest of the hill on Sunday afternoon.

Pekka Korkeakoski in his Porsche and behind him tough Swedish Mini Cooper -drivers Yngve Gustavsson and Tommy Jagerwall, followed by Lasse Peltola in BMW 1800Ti.

Almost all awarded drivers of the Historic Grand Race 2003.

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