Cars are like wine. Like wine once it reaches a certain age it will either be treasured and worth a fortune or it will be an absolute disaster that’s destined for the bin.
But progress in inevitable, cars are getting replaced every day. Government schemes to scrap old ones removed historical pieces from the road the past decades and more or less this is how we ended up paying close to 6 figure prices for a VW bus. Madness, I tell you!
Long live the ciassics
Thankfully classic car festivals exist for us mortals to enjoy and see in person some really impressive machinery from another era.
Cars that once cost a fortune…
And cars that were once an everyday sight, now are seen only in museums and events like this one.
Driven for a cause.
The main aim of the event was to accumulate donations for a charity event Ο ΣΥΝΔΕΣΜΟΣ – Ένα Όνειρο μια Ευχή which ended up a massive success since they accumulate upwards of 16,200 euros.
Zimmer golden spirit, is the name of the automobile you are looking at. I was having a hard time understanding what it was as well. – You are welcome.
Cars of Cyprus
As you may expect if you were ever involved in the classic scene, some cars are massive in numbers and most certainly a guaranteed attendee at this sort of event. Such as the classic Mini and the old reliable VW beetle. Found in every color of the rainbow.
What you probably didn’t expect was this
A Toyota Sera. Did we expect corollas? Yes, old celicas? cant be a classic event in Cyprus without one. But this? Looked like a god damn spaceship in the middle of it all. In a survivor condition but still managed to brake some necks all day.
A touch of Americana
A lot of muscle cars kept the crowds entertained, since we are not used to American-made automobiles on this side of the planet.
People couldn’t get enough of the Mustangs, vettes and Cobras but something else peaked our interest.
…A land yacht. Nothing more American than taking 4 parking spaces and having a turning radius of around bout. Absolutely want one!
Legends of another era
what was having crowds all over them at each moment was this beautiful Lancia accompanied by this wild-looking Ford escort.
Historic rally cars are always special. Even the road inspired version of rally cars such as this stunning Alfa romeo Guilia.
Vintage Two wheels
A lot of classic motorcycles showed up , which was a pleasant surprise !
This will sound a cliché but vintage Honda’s never fail to steal the show. They are simply stunning.
Gonna wrap it up with perhaps the most iconic vehicle in Cyprus history. Post war Italy had Lambrettas and vespas We had this :
The Suzuki landie. All the power you need to go from a to b, with little to no fuel used. Absolutely maintenance free.
Enjoy the gallery and Stay tuned for more !
Words : Odisseas Sophocleous
Photography : Michalis Piponides ,
Constantinos @Pure slides