I’m tired after a whole day out. I went on a day trip with my sister, parents, uncle and his wife today and just got home about 2½ hours ago.
We went to this antique car race kind of thing, it’s usually nothing I would do but I figured a change would be nice. I have went once before when I was a kid and I liked it then, I hooked up today cause I wanted to something out of the ordinary as I just mentioned.
My dad used to be a firefighter and the fire department that he belonged to had/has this old fire truck. The fire department was cancelled due to lack of funds within the commune but my dad and some of the other firefighters started an organization where they still care for this car and sometimes take to exhibitions and races for antique cars. The firetruck was built in 1934 and was in use from 1935 until 1968 (if I remember the years correctly) and is still in very good condition, it got a Ford v 8 engine and still runs pretty smoothly.
So yeah, today we took this old firetruck to a race. The race is not the type where you’re supposed to be first over the finishing line, you merely just drive this course and answer some questions, the one with the most correct answers wins first prize. You can also win prizes for the car itself, best renovations, best mint condition and such.
At 6 am I woke up by my alarm, I woke up rather confused to why it was ringing and it took me a few seconds to realize why I had set it 7:30 am the firetruck was out of the garage and we’re soon on our way, it was only 7 degrees Celsius outside so I had tons of clothes on me.
When it comes to the firetruck you sit on the side on a bench, there is basically nothing that cover or protect you from the wind meaning that it can get pretty cold in the morning. I’m smart, I wore my raincoat and pants, it protected me from the wind in the best way possible and I didn’t freeze at all on the way there, but then again, I was wearing a knitted hat, gloves, several shirts and thick pants beside the raincoat set
The race itself was nice, the sun was shining so we didn’t need all the extra clothes, the course was about 4 Swedish mile long with 6 stops for questions. Besides the firetruck we went with there was another one, slightly older, there was also a lot of other antique cars, mostly old Volvo’s and VW’s (Volkswagen) but also some old American cars.
The trip out took basically all day and I was back at my parents place around 17:30 pm, before I went home I drove my parents, their dog and my sister to my uncle’s house where they were having dinner. I skipped that part cause I missed my best friend (Lev, of course), if I’m away from Lev that long I feel withdrawal and miss him like crazy.
Anyways, I’m tired and I’m gonna pass out soon. Just wanted to write about my very nice day out before I turn the computer off. Hope everyone else had a good day too