Category Archives: old cars

Mother’s Day

Which was yesterday. I hope you all had a most wonderful day.

It’s become a tradition that we visit the flea-, junk market at Espoo Car Museum on Mother’s Day.Southern-styled banana pudding 20190512_104807_HDRC

For afternoon coffee I made a southern-styled banana pudding. I almost burnt it. Got it out the oven just the last minute.

Classic Motorshow, Lahti

The Classic Motorshow is a yearly happening held at Lahti Fair Centre. Lahti is an about one hour twenty minute drive from where we live. We don’t go there every year. We have been there twice, in 2006 and 2007, visiting the Caravan Fair and three times, in 2009, 2015 and now 2019 at the classic motorshow. My husband (I guess I have mentioned it before but, say it again) is a huge fan of all kind of old, classic vehicles. I like to go with him to the happenings. I like the atmosphere, the cars are nice and I get to take photos.

Old Cars

A week ago, last Thursday, before we went to take photos of the murals we visited the automobile and road museum Mobilia in Kangasala. It had been on our bucket list already for years. We once, about 20 years ago, went there just to fin out it was closed. There was many cars, all kind of cars. I liked the rally cars from the 60’s and 70’s. Cars like Cortina, Escort, Mini and Volkswagen 1500. It was interesting and nostalgic to see and read about both the cars and the drivers. I was pretty interested in rally back then but not so much anymore. Now I’m a huge Formula 1 fan. It is an about 150 km drive from where we live. In the morning the fog was very thick. When we were ready to drive back at about 2 pm, via HĂ€meenlinna, the fog still was thick, almost like milk. Luckily just some 10 minutes before HĂ€meenlinna it disappeared.

Old Moskvich & Lamp Holders

Yesterday we celebrated the First of May at our friend’s summer cottage. It was a beautiful sunny day but, the wind was cold. So we stayed indoors. We had such a nice and lovely time there. Thank you for having us. On the way back home we decided to take a quick drive to down town HĂ€meenlinna market square to have a look at the First of May happening there. Too late. The event was over. All the people had left and the organizers packed their equipment. But, had we not gone there my husband had not seen the old Moskvich. He said, you have to take a picture of me and the car. My very first car was a Moskvich. It was exactly like this one.

As always in the car we were listening to the radio. There was a program about the rock band Kiss and the concert they are giving in Helsinki. They also mentioned the Helsinki Central railway station huge lamp holding statues that are now wearing Kiss masks painted by local fans. I said, let’s go there. I’d love to shoot some photos of them. OK, said hubby. I too want to see them. Guess what ! I wasn’t the only one there photographing 🙂 The masks will be removed the day after the concert.