Ahh, there’s nothing like an awesome YouTube video of good ‘ol American musclecars, doing what they do best: burning rubber and melting the asphalt of main street U.S.A. Only thing is, that this particular video happens to be taking place in Finland. That’s correct, Vantaa Finland to be exact, Finland’s 4th most populous city and part of the capital region not far from Helsinki.
In this beautiful land known for it’s fair-haired beauties, excellent hockey players, standing-up to the Russians, and winters that would make most Alaskans shiver, they obviously seem to love American musclecars and what they can do.
Happening at a cruise night just last week, the goings-on and talk of no police interference, bares al resemblance to thousands of like cities and towns in America, where exploiting the tire-shredding talents of our beloved muscle machines is as commonplace as going out for a bite. People of all ages and both sexes, are present, taking in the spectacle of sight, sound, and the smell of smoldering rubber, with no less level of enjoyment than their global car crazy neighbors in New York, Detroit, or Southern California.
This video is just one more example of the worldwide appeal of powerful performance cars, especially those originating from U.S. North American factories. As a part of our culture, our automobiles convey American zeal for life, even more so than our cuisine, music, or films. If it is true -“you are what you drive” – then American musclecars are a perfect automotive microcosm of our power, style, and freedom. And there’s no doubt that our Finnish friends seem to think so as well. Keep them coming, we love to see what you can do with our musclecars.
Kiitos – Thank you in Finnish.