This is one of the finest cars I know – the technological wonders of today included. I simply cannot imagine a car I would rather choose for a Sunday trip on a fine day along a peaceful country road. Engine rumbling quietly, birds singing, wind softly blowing, no stress, just enjoying the ride – a dream.
…a Mercedes Benz? My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends…”. I remember Janis Joplin singing this in1970, it came back to me when I was working with this picture. A beautiful but sad song, and not outdated at all after 45 years. Here is one beautiful old Mercedes.
I grew up in the 1960’s and -70’s with a great passion for cars. Still today, seeing well kept cars from that period gives me great pleasure. I am therefore a regular guest at veteran car exhibitions in the area where I live. By far the biggest is held annually only a 30 minutes bicycle ride from where I live. I was there last Sunday and had a terrific time. The sun was shining and of course I took pictures until my camera battery ran out of power. I will share some of the pictures here. Why not start with a detail of a British sports car – a Jaguar E-type V12.
I grew up in the 1960s and -70s, and was – as many of my friends – crazy about cars. And still today, I love cars from those days. It is the ordinary cars, which I remember from the streets in my old home town, which are closest to my heart. Mostly British, German, French, Italian and Swedish cars. I went to a veteran cars event at Nesbyen today, and had a great nostalgic day admiring many of my dear old favourites. There were also many American cars, among them this extremely beautiful 1967 Ford Mustang.