365 Vintage Days: Classic Motor Show in Lahti, 5 and 6 May 2012

I completed my 365 vintage days challenge early March and took a – long – break. I am now ready, not for another 365 vintage days challenge, but for posting and sharing some vintage outfits every now and then… I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Two weeks ago, we spent a great day with our friends at the Classic Motor Show in Lahti, Finland. The show is all about classic cars, motorbikes, trucks and all sorts of vehicles, from Europe and the US… There’s plenty to see and enjoy. And there’s also a vintage shop, where my girl friends and I headed first! While the boys were enjoying the cars.

I made some very nice finds at the vintage shop:

  • baby blue canvas summer wedges – dead stock
  • green and grey leather shoes – probably boys’ shoes – but my size and just perfect with jeans for the chilly spring and fall days. And dead stock in their box…
  • dead stock white blouse with the original box, just fine to go to work
  • dead stock bullet bras ! (there’s never too much of them)

I also had the honour to sit in and ”drive” a late 30’s Bantam! This rare car is owned by the founder and owner of a Finnish classic car magazine, called ”Mobilisti”.  And it has been restored by the same man who made the body works for my own 1962 Karmann Ghia.


I was wearing a canary yellow felt skirt, decorated with blasons from ski resorts in Canada, the USA and Europe, and purchased this spring from the Alameda antique and flea market. Paired with a black and yellow purse, black jumper and black wedges and some black and yellow bakelite jewelry… and I just could not help having also a picture taken with a yellow and black skidoo from the early 70´s.

Last but not least, Julie from Fab Gabs in Oregon started her own 365 vintage days challenge a month ago! http://fabgabsvintage.blogspot.com/

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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4 thoughts on “365 Vintage Days: Classic Motor Show in Lahti, 5 and 6 May 2012

  1. Laurence says:

    Cool!!!!! Sylvie is back!!!!! Je reconnais cette jupe, superbe comme tojours!
    Bien sûr qu’on va se voir pour le next VLV, c’était vraiment cool de passer de bons moments ensemble et vous êtes les bienvenus à la maison!

  2. Susie says:

    Great! I’m looking forward to your outfit posts. Ive gotten some great inspirations from your wardrobe.
    I really enjoyed seeing your daily outfits, so happy you are continuing.


  3. lydia says:

    I can not even stand it you are so cute. I try to wear vintage every day i love the looks i get. Most people always comment on what im wearing. Its so fun.


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