Leningrad Cowboys Go Mexico!

leningrad cowboys racingThis one may well peg the WTF meter, but it’s got a personal connection in the _Science household. Sometime in the roaring ’90s Master_Science (I think that’s what you people call my dad) went to the video rental store (remember those?) with the goal of picking something completely random. He came home with Leningrad Cowboys Go America. Mission accomplished. Written, directed and staring a bunch of Finnish weirdos, it’s a cross between Borat and The Blues Brothers, but with subtitles and better hair. Also: a giant Cadillac with a coffin on the roof. Since that 1989 “blockbuster”, the Leningrad Cowboys have gone on to produce a number of albums, music videos and other films, both short and long. But best of all, they ran a 1958 Corvette in last year’s La Carrera Panamericana! To sum up, we’re talking about a Finnish blues/rock band racing a 1958 Corvette in a vintage road rally covering the length of Mexico. The whole thing was documented by the ever talented Dirk Behlau, aka Mr Pixeleye, a German Photographer/designer who’s work we think you’ll like. Check out the trailers below.

Leningrad Cowboys Go Mexico – Trailer #1: Faster! from Pixeleye Interactive TV on Vimeo.

Leningrad Cowboys Go Mexico – Trailer #2: Just racing! from Pixeleye Interactive TV on Vimeo.

Leningrad Cowboys Go Mexico – Trailer #3 HD: Madness! from Pixeleye Interactive TV on Vimeo.

Here’s Pixeleye’s slideshow from the event and the Leningrad Cowboys Racing site is here. Obviously, a visit to the Leningrad Cowboys website is in order. Via Ralph Becker

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