Finland mixes hot rodding with rally racing with perfect results

This is doing it right.

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Once upon a time, hot rodding wasn't just an excuse for retirees to sit in a parking lot and swap chamois stories. It wasn't some hipster cosplay paradise, either. It was just a thing guys did because they were bored, the cars were there, and somebody knew a road nobody was watching. Before the pinstripes and the louvers, guys stuck cars together to see who was quickest down whatever stretch of abandoned dirt they could find.

From the looks of things, that spirit's still alive and well over in Finland. Our friends at Autoblog stumbled across this particular piece of greatness, in which a dude in a chop-top Shoebox Ford goes for glory on a closed dirt-and-tarmac road course. Finland has a reputation for cranking out some of the best rally drivers in the world, and it looks like the folks over there can't help but pitch a car sideways, even if that machine's a straight-line hero.

Turn up the volume and check out the clip below, as well as another from a previous Freak Race.

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