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    New guy from Uppsala in Sweden.

    Hey guys!
    Found this awesome nostalgic forum just now and felt that i had to join you guys! :P

    Well to introduce me then:
    My name is Joakim Lindgren, iīm 25 years old and live in Sweeeden.
    Iīve always had a thing for old 70īs and 80īs japanese cars, and has had a few of my own.
    Iīve owned five different Toyota Starletīs from the 79-83 models, one of which i used to compete in gravel rallys with, which was alot of fun! .

    A picture of me in action at a local competition about a year ago.




    But theyīre all gone now, nowadays i only drive my two extremely rare 1983 mitsu Colt 1,4L Turbos.
    One of them is in near mint condition with improved traction and a slightly tuned engine that puts out around 140bhp and with only 920kg of weight i can promise you that it goes like a greased turd! (hmm not shore that my saying is correct there, excuse my bad english skills.)





    Well, thats that about me and what i drive, sorry if the post is too long!

    //Best regards - Joakim

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    Welcome to JNC!

    "Greased turd" is not only an appropriate metaphor, but an especially vivid one as well. :lol:

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    Hi! Welcome to the forum.

    The pictures look awesome =)

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    Welcome to JNC! Is that a John Deere sticker on the hood??

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    Thanks alot for the warm welcome guys!

    Dan: Yes it is! It was on when i bought the car, i didnīt bother to take it off.

    Tjenare Håkan, kul att se att det finns fler svenskar här! 8)

    Donīt you worry, i wonīt put to much stress on these coltīs, itīs far to difficult to find parts for them if something brakes, so i intend to keep them in perfect condition.
    The one on the picture is due for a complete engine rebuild due to a really sloppy rebuild by the previous owner which resulted in a shattered piston, so i will probably use more originalparts to keep the engine running a bit longer this time.

    //Joakim

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    Welcome! It's nice to see another rallyist on the board. I am a avid rally fan and also used to do the US version of rallycross and will someday get back into it (as soon as I get my car back to road worthy shape lol).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajasoobnut
    Welcome! It's nice to see another rallyist on the board. I am a avid rally fan and also used to do the US version of rallycross and will someday get back into it (as soon as I get my car back to road worthy shape lol).
    Thanks!

    Oh, cool, do you have any pictures from when you were racing?
    Well, i quess that you follow Ken Blockīs new career pretty intensely then? Great to see an american in the wrc, it needs more nationality's in the sport!
    Found some more pictures of my KP61 from my first run since i bought it back in 2005! aaah nice memories come back to me now 8)



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    there are a few pics on this thread viewtopic.php?t=1913

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajasoobnut
    there are a few pics on this thread viewtopic.php?t=1913
    It looks awesome man, must have been a lot of fun! 8)

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    yes it was and it will be even more fun when I am done

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