When we went out yesterday I was hoping to see protesters and street demonstrations marching with red flags for International Workers Day. [Edit: read more about May Day here]
While on the look out for protesters we were met with something much better prowling the streets of Halmstad. The Classic Car Parade!
(See the Swedish flag in the background? Those are only up on red days) When we hit the street I saw an old American car in front of me and said “Hunny, look at that car!” He told me to look around, because there were dozens of them! I can be so blind.
It felt like being teleported back in time to the 60’s! It was amazing to see so many showing off. They were all driving nice and slow- perfect for photos!
They certainly caused some traffic but being the thoughtful and respectful Swedes they are, there were people at the intersection to make sure traffic moved smoothly (There are no lights).
Some people in the group that organize the event are really into the 60’s culture and were dressed up for the occasion. (Couldn’t capture it though) Hubby said he recognized a couple of them that sport the long side burns all year round and it suddenly made sense.
Hubby’s favorite car out of the bunch
Some were in mint condition and others were more rustic.
Love the vibrant colors! Such beauty’s! A unique part of Swedish culture to stumble upon, the love for classic American cars.
[Edited to include a video from the following year]