Lahti is well known for it’s ski jump skier but on the 30th September and 1st October 2017 everybody came to town because of the X-Treme Car Show. Cars from all over Scandinavia, Baltic states and Russia were presented for the 15th time.
With a big variety of cars you could discover tuning cars, american cars, big airbrushed scandinavian trucks, drag racing cars but also bikes. Additionally, halls were also packed with pickups, transporters and vans, however rat styled cars with a lot of decoration, racing and military cars and kinds of supercars, for instance Lamborghinis. Countries like Finland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Germany and Russia were contributed to a high standard quality of vehicles.
For american cars there was a separated hall and an own show called „Yankee Car Show“. Hot rods and 50`s style with pinup contest are particular in this area.
Moreover national magazines of tuning and american cars, international traders and car care companies were present. They sold rims and cleaning products. A combination of styles were exhibited under the roof of four halls.
But not only halls were filled with interesting vehicles – on saturday there was an outdoor area which was opened for special cars of visitors. A main part were also american cars.
Representing the crew of W-Familia, we came to Lathi with our rat-styled-jungle-themed Vento from Germany. We enjoyed the 30 hours ongoing trip to this lovely northern country from Travemünde to Helsinki by Finnlines ferry with typical nordic sauna.
The organizer of the show, Mikael Forsman, invited us to X-Treme Car Show – a big chance for us to take part and also for collecting new experiences in european tuning shows.
At the end of the show on sunday trophies were distributed in categories – top 10 american cars, tuning cars and more, e.g. the top three cars of category „best van“. The American automotive customizer Gene Winfield congratulated the winners on stage.
The time we had in Finland was definitely not enough to know a lot of the finish countryside. We drove home on monday with great pleasure to hopefully come to Finland again.
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