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Classic YouTube: Two-Wheeled Bus Action From Finland, Starring “Crazy” Vesa Kivimäki!


Classic YouTube: Two-Wheeled Bus Action From Finland, Starring “Crazy” Vesa Kivimäki!

The more I study Finnish automotive culture, the more I’m convinced that there simply isn’t anything that they won’t do. This is a country that has given more top-tier rally drivers to the world than any other, a land where nobody seems bothered by anything whatsoever, where snow, ice, moose, and the occasional crash into the trees doesn’t really register on anybody’s mind. Finns do whatever the hell they want…so how off-the-wall do you have to be to get the nickname “Crazy” in a place like that?! What does it take? Apparently, you can start with an old bus (Setra, maybe?) and a ramp and two-wheel that great big brick like it’s an evening cruise. And just to make sure that your sanity will be questioned, bring passengers…they’ll love the sunset drive as you saw the wheel back and forth on the knife edge of gravity! The driver is Vesa Kivimäki, and this is his performance from the Hyvinkää Airport’s runway in 2005. This isn’t a speed run, either…Kivimäki carries just enough momentum to keep the bus happy and that’s it. How much would you have to be paid to hop on board?


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One thought on “Classic YouTube: Two-Wheeled Bus Action From Finland, Starring “Crazy” Vesa Kivimäki!

  1. Pontiac drag racer

    It takes some crazy people to stand that close to impending doom. One fellow walked right “under” the bus. Then there is the crowds in the shadows of the bus as it passed the spectators. Perhaps it was just an illusion. I wonder how many buses that were crashed in the first attempts to pull that off.

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