Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Volvo Vera


Déjà Vu All Over Again


Within five minutes yesterday I took photos of two different cars. One Cadillac from 1955 and one Volvo Vera. Only to realise that I took photos of the same two cars one year ago, on the same day! How weird is that. Last years photos were taken at a classic car meet in Handen. The new photos were shot in Tungelsta. The guy in the Cadillac noticed me and stopped for a few seconds so that I could get a photo. And as I took the photo I recognized the car. A few minutes later I was at home, standing on the veranda, when a funny looking car came driving up the road towards the plant nursery. So I grabbed my camera and walked down to were the car had just been parked. And again I was surprised. Because it was Björn Virving who I met at that same car meet one year ago. His car is unique. It's a one of a kind. It's the worlds only Volvo Vera. It used to be a Volvo 162 but that was before Björn rebuilt it. Over a period of 18 months he put down around 1200 hours and this is the result. Since we met Björn has moved to Haninge and while his wife Pia had a look around the greenhouses Björn and I talked a little about his car. Here is a link to last years post with the Volvo Vera. And here is my flickr photo from last year with the Cadillac. I love coincidences like this but I do wonder what the odds are for something like this to happen!

6 comments:

Jacob said...

Sometimes I think you're just incredibly lucky - especially considering your tales of military hijinks!

Great shots. That Cadillac is from my time! Those were great cars, even though they rattled quite a bit.

Love the Volvo! Sheesh, I'd give my eye teeth for one of those. Oh, that's right, I don't have any eye teeth anymore.

Darn.

Leif Hagen said...

Vad spannade! The Volvo vera is just amazing! Does that guy gives rides?

AB said...

I love the glare on the chrome of the Cadillac!

Vogon Poet said...

I think Jacob is right: you have to be lucky.
Lucky is not enough for the photos: I really like the Volvo Vera, of which I knew nothing until five minutes ago. Wonderful car.
When you'll get a calendar of 2010, remember to mark this day. You'll meet again these cars, I guess...

Abe Lincoln said...

You are most lucky, I guess. Or people are stumbling into and out of meeting you situations. Nice shots of both cars.

Steffe said...

I think you are on to something there Abe. Or it could just be luck as you say Jacob and Mr. Poet. I guess he might be doing that Leif. Many graduate students rent classic cars this time of the year. The next car meet is next Sunday so I guess I could bump into more people then.