I would love to see this one in my garage

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.

1953 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible (photo: Jan Nergård)
1953 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible (photo: Jan Nergård)

“Oh Lord, won’t you buy me…..

…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 A beautiful but sad song, and not outdated at all after 45 years.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.

Mercedes Benz (photo: Jan Nergård)
Mercedes Benz (photo: Jan Nergård)

 

Old cars

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.

Jaguar E-type (photo: Jan Nergård)
Jaguar E-type (photo: Jan Nergård)

Veteran cars

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.

1967 Ford Mustang (photo: Jan Nergård)
1967 Ford Mustang (photo: Jan Nergård)

1967 Ford Mustang (photo: Jan Nergård)
1967 Ford Mustang (photo: Jan Nergård)

Veterans

I love old cars. Today I saw some gems in a show in Gol. Here is my favourite – a beautiful blue Studebaker:

A well-kept old Studebaker (photo: Jan Nergård)
A well-kept old Studebaker (photo: Jan Nergård)

I wouldn’t mind having this Cadillac in my garage, either. More than 50 years old, but still impressive.

Still impressive (photo: Jan Nergård)
Still impressive (photo: Jan Nergård)