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    Posted: 20-July-2018 at 10:23AM
 Last weekend I went to biggest American car meet in Baltic states in Haapsalu, Estonia. As my Thunderbird currently is not very driveable, I decided to make this trip in my Opel Commodore Coupe. No, I was not trying to pretend, that Opel is American car.Big smile It’s just very comfortable for such a long trips:

And here’s the Commodore with finnish GranTorino:


Haapsalu is a small lovely town with ruins of the medieval castle in the centre. For the duration of the meet, there’s a restrictions for non-American cars.


There’s a surrealistic view in Haapsalu old town in days of meet: houses are decorated with USA flags, mostly American cars on the streets.




Main exhibition (and most beautiful cars) is in castles yard:



Especially for CaliforniaJohnny:




Plymouth Superbird with just 15.000 milesShocked


Gorgeous Continental Mk II


Cadillac Eldorado with matching trailer and Messerschmitt KR200


Beautiful Mercury custom:






A four door Thunderbird:






In town there’s a cruising going on all weekend, and there is also many interesting cars on streets.

Torino GT:


Ford Skyliner:




In Sunday morning there’s a traditional American car parade, that traditionally turns into a burnout contest (at least partially):


















My Commodore Coupe and '60 CaddySmile


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Those are really great pictures of some really nice American cars, I take it there is a good size following and appreciation of them over there, thank you for posting them. Smile
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Thanks for sharing these pics Andris!  There is quite the collection of great cars in that show.  And even though your Opel isn't a classic American car, it looks like a very nice car.  I assume it has a inline six? 
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cool! wow that opel looks way different than the ones we have over here, all i've seen are early 70's kadetts and GT's my dad had a 73 GT cool car, i was in the process of restoring it for him even got another body too when it got destroyed by a drunk driver with no license or insurance crashed through the building it was in, totally destroying the car. then after my dad passed away my step mom sold both of the GT's to some junk guy for $300 Angry for those that don't know they look like a mini corvette
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Very cool pics.  I had no idea there was that much appreciation for American iron outside our borders...and such a WIDE range of cars, too. Thanks for showing these!
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Thanks for sharing the great pictures! Looks like something for everybody’s taste was there. Good luck getting your T-bird roadworthy
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Originally posted by 1973gts 1973gts wrote:

Those are really great pictures of some really nice American cars, I take it there is a good size following and appreciation of them over there, thank you for posting them. Smile

Thanks!
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Originally posted by 72FordGTS 72FordGTS wrote:

Thanks for sharing these pics Andris!  There is quite the collection of great cars in that show.  And even though your Opel isn't a classic American car, it looks like a very nice car.  I assume it has a inline six? 

Thanks, Vince!
Yes, it has a 2.5 liter inline six with single two barrel carburettor. This is smallest engine for this model: there also was a 2.8 liter with two carburettors or 2.8 with fuel injection.
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

cool! wow that opel looks way different than the ones we have over here, all i've seen are early 70's kadetts and GT's my dad had a 73 GT cool car, i was in the process of restoring it for him even got another body too when it got destroyed by a drunk driver with no license or insurance crashed through the building it was in, totally destroying the car. then after my dad passed away my step mom sold both of the GT's to some junk guy for $300 Angry for those that don't know they look like a mini corvette

This is a sad story. Opel GT nickname here in Europe is BabyCorvette.Smile
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Originally posted by changinlatitudes changinlatitudes wrote:

Very cool pics.  I had no idea there was that much appreciation for American iron outside our borders...and such a WIDE range of cars, too. Thanks for showing these!

Classic American cars are popular throughout the world, they are especially popular in Nordic countries-Finland, Sweden, Norway, there are many of them.
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Originally posted by chuxster chuxster wrote:

Thanks for sharing the great pictures! Looks like something for everybody’s taste was there. Good luck getting your T-bird roadworthy

Thanks! Yes, this is why I like this meet: there's something for everyone-restored cars and customs, muscle cars and luxury cars, pre-war cars and late model cars, buses, pickups and jeeps.
Couple of pictures more:

























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I like the “Life’s too short to drive boring cars” decal, I have a smaller version of it in the back window of my 73’ GTS thanks again for the photos
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Very cool pics. Thanks man!Thumbs Up
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