365 Vintage Days: Car Show at the Hamina Bastion

Hamina’s own american car club, the ”Hamina Street Cars” celebrated its 25th birthday and organised a Car Show at the Hamina Bastion. Our car was invited to the show and hence we spent a nice weekend in Hamina.
The show had more than 60 carefully selected classic and custom cars and bikes and was held at the Bastion, with is a covered outdoor area. And this was really a good thing because it rained almost all day.

After the car show, we spent the evening at one of our friend’s place, took a ride in his 1938 Cadillac Business Coupé and then headed to the city center to meet more friends.

Then we spent the night at the Karhula Manor, a few kilometers away.

I was wearing turquoise high waisted capris, with a calypso print white blouse, turquoise and black bangles and earrings, a black purse and ballerinas. As a back-drop for the pictures, I chose one of our friend’s 1959 Ford Fairlane 500, in turquoise and white.

I bought the capris from my friend Chatja early July, the blouse is from Sneaky Tiki, last September, the black box purse is from an Antique Mall in Milwaukee last August, the black bakelite bangle is from the Long Beach Flea Market, the turquoise ones (plastic) are from Sivletto. The black and turquoise earrings are from an antique mall in California.

And my picture, taken by a local journalist, Tarja Autio, ended up in the newpaper the next day.

365 Vintage Days

365 vintage days was a bet and a challenge. From March 2011 to March 2012, during 365 days, I published every day a new post with a different vintage outfit and had you witnessing the challenge. I have been buying and wearing 50’s clothing and accessories – most of it casual - for more than twenty years and I am still doing so. This blog now continues ...

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5 thoughts on “365 Vintage Days: Car Show at the Hamina Bastion

  1. Siri says:

    Hello! I stop by this page often, and I love your posts! Your style is impeccable, your specs are so groovy and you always have this winning smile 🙂 I find alot of inspiration here for my sewing. Thank you for posting!

    Siri 😉

  2. Bubble says:

    Ihanat caprit tosiaan, miellyttää kovasti tällaistä ”haalari- / olkainfania”. Paita on myös tosi hieno, mahtava printti!


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