Lancia Club Finland was founded in 1990 by a few Finnish Lancia enthusiasts. The club aims to expand the knowledge of the Lancia marquee, support the members' efforts to keep their cars going and keep contact with other Lancia enthusiasts all over the world.
Nowadays the club has about 80 members. They own different Lancia models, but mainly Lancias from the 70's and 80's to early 90's. Until the 1972 and the Beta model range Finland did not have an official importer, so earlier models are few. Anyway there exists one Aurelia B 10, one Aurelia B 20 GT, a couple of Appias and Flaminias, one Flavia Pininfarina Coupe and also some Fulvias. Still the most common older models are Beta Coupes and HPEs. Themas, Prismas, Deltas and Dedras are maybe the newer cars used daily by the members.
Although the whole Lancia marquee is quite a rare sight in Finland, it is notable, that Delta Integrales are surprisingly common. That is because of the car's rally history made famous by Markku Alen and Juha Kankkunen. It is also worth to mention that such well known finnish rally drivers as Pauli Toivonen, Rauno Aaltonen and Simo Lampinen all drove Lancias in some time of their careers. And you shall never forget Henri Toivonen who died driving the notorious Lancia Delta S4 during the Tour de Corse in 1986. That was the incident that banned the B-Group rally cars and opened way to Delta Integrale, which made six times Rally World Champion, two times driven by the Finn, Juha Kankkunen.Contacts:
New site of the Lancia Club Finland: www.lanciaclubfinland.fi