Theres two major swap meets next weekend near Helsinki. Forssa rompetori and the annual Walkka MC swapmeet.Definetly gonna check out the Walkka swap. Might be a third one too but i cant remember what it was. So lots of old shit is changing owners next weekend.
Now its just mancaveing for a couple of months. Nobody likes skiing anyways. In the early days of evolution people killed some animals and locked the cave door and came out when the snow melted off. I think we should do that too.
This November 3-5, 2011, Auctions America by RM in partnership with RM Auctions will be lifting the gavel on one of the Chicago area's best known treasures -- The Lee Hartung Collection. Billed as the "Ultimate Barn Find Auction", the three-day sale will include over 2500 lots, and will put up for sale literally hundreds of America's rarest and most unique two- and four-wheeled vehicles.
Lee Hartung was a collector's collector. Based in Glenview, IL, Hartungs collection rested on 4 acres in the middle of the North Chicago suburb, and was amassed over the 60 years since he purchased the property in the 1940s. For those fortunate enough to get a glimpse of Lee's collection over the past decades -- they were among a select few to step into a time-warp that told a unique story of 20th century Chicago ---- from Lee's point of view.
Kaitsu called me about this.Pretty neat collection. Took the text from Wheels of time netsite.
Read the story and watch all the eight videos. Very very sick.HERE
As the Autumn leaves started to turn yellow and the cold and moist seawind started to push Mr. Captain Chaos deeper into the mainland, the Dragonfly felt the needs of our Captain. Captain needed to get out of town.Helsinki had the wrong kind of winds. Dragonfly felt a bit unsure because Captain had not been in the needs of her services for the whole summer. But now,the wind behind him he was ready to go.Somewhere further away from the coast. In the process of getting on the road Captain thought its gonna be just another routine ride,get some gas and you're on the way. But Dragonfly had different agendas.
As the Captain was getting closer Dragonfly used all its powers to lure the Captain into some oily spots of the yard.Then she let the Captain think that everything was cool and started without any problems.Captain hopped on screamin' for some open road air put the oily boot to the clutch and slammed the first gear.Right that time the Dragonfly decided to teach our Captain a little lesson about Suicide clutches. The inland highways and the open road air turned into painful bushes and tree branches as the Dragonfly flew trough the yard into some trees.Captain flew some more and found himself somewhere else than on top of the Dragonfly and decided not to take the dragonfly anywhere near the inlands this year. If there is one thing that Dragonfly knows about motorcycles its that a oily boot and suicide clutch dont really mix well together.
Found this way cool metal salvage yard from another city in Finland.they're not like this in Helsinki any more.The owner was cool and said i could jump around everywhere and dig stuff from the piles.In Helsinki theyr pretty much assholes nowadays.Found some cool stuff for pretty good price. There was some motors from factory machines and stuff.plus some big piles of brass,aluminun, stainless and copper. Gonna go dig some more stuff and im ready from the winter.
This uears Petrol Cirkus was really good.Lots of nice machines and chics. One of the nicest bikes was a knucklehead with Amal carbs.Made by one of the Swedish Sinners. Mane has some better photos on their blog: Www.wastarannankiiski.blogspot.com
At the Road Weirdoes park was really good.Lots of people showed up and Billy made some great food for everyone to eat. As always,the music was off the hook.Thanks for all the photographers who brought theirs work for all of us to see and to everuone that came out. The photos and some extra artsy things will be at a gallery in downtown Helsinki later but we'll let you know when we have the dates.
Im back in Finland now.Still close to the border.We left to Russia on Monday to search for a Ural sidecar bike.now, five days later im happily on the Finnish side of the border!Drove some 2000km and visited some of the freakiest churches and villages i've seen but we did find the Ural we wanted.ill put some more stuff when i get home.Tomorrow we'll do some mainteanance and drive back to helsinki.