Thursday, September 03, 2009

The smell of burning rubber

Smoke Gets In Their Eyes

Last Years Winner

Taking A Rest

There's nothing better than the smell of burning rubber. At least that was the opinion of many of the raggare at the cruiser meet last Saturday at the famous Vegabaren. During my visit the air filled with burning rubber every ten minutes or so. Some of the visiting cars had travelled a long way to get here and celebrated in style when they arrived. Some of them even produced a pink smoke cloud! Every year you can vote for the worst cruiser car at the meet. To enter the contest you must show that the car has passed the compulsory periodic inspection done by the Swedish Motor Vehicle Inspection Company. And believe it or not, both these vehicles with the resting raggare on the car hoods has been here for the last couple of years. And has obviously passed that test!

19 comments:

John said...

It's a guy thing.

B SQUARED said...

Must be a multiple choice test.

Amit Gupta said...

cool.....that doll on the grill is very creative....thanks for sharing...

Leif Hagen said...

Like nothing I've seen ever before! The top foto with the lineup of guys looks like a scene out of the musical, "West Side Story." You really do a great job of capturing the feel of the event!

brattcat said...

Steffe, these are brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

Luis Gomez said...

Steffe, what a great set of images. I particularly loved the first one.I can almost feel the excitement.

Gunn White said...

Impressive shots!

Lois said...

That first shot is amazing!

Frank said...

These photos are some of the best ever. The crowd scene with smoke is terrific. Your cruising events with cars and the unusual participants make for great photographs. Keep shooting them. Nice posts!!

Don and Krise said...

These guys really get into it don't they? The cars, the clothes, everything. I second the "West Side Story" comment from Leif.

Vogon Poet said...

Steffe, these are really outstanding pictures with interesting people and incredible cars!
But how the did the pink smoke?

Steffe said...

Thanks all. I have more photos if anyome is interested...

Spot on John.

I'm no burnout expert, but I guess it involves some added pigmentation. Have a look at the third photo in this forum thread.

Here is a better look at that doll Amit.

Eamon said...

These are great, esp the top one Steffe.

Bob Crowe said...

What a cool picture of silly people - cell phone cams and smoke.

Jacob said...

Goodnight, this looks like a decadent festival - both in terms of autos and humans!

Rather funny, actually.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Wow this is so cool..I have really not seen such stuff before..Thanks for sharing..Unseen Rajasthan

JM said...

The second photo is absolutely fantastic! Great work!

Jilly said...

Steffe, these three are brilliant. The smell of the rubber and your other two shots of everyone lazing about - you really capture the atmosphere and bring us into the photos.

Ineke said...

Fantastic photos!