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Power Big Meet, Vasteras.

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Friday, July 09 2010

5 years, 11 months, 17 days

Vasteras, Sweden

About Travel Photography,
Colors of the World.

Manfred is creator of ThisFabTrek.com, travel photography, a travel blog and a photography blog (a journey from 2004 to 2013). 'I set out to see the colors of the world, always I try to capture the colors'.

Seeing, is understanding, so I report and photograph, but formost enjoy and live those different conceptions of life (all that TV [and the web] cannot give). I reject jealousy, animosity, bigotry. Be free!

Manfred in the desert of the Western Sahara

The mind, when pondering at night and always asked those questions. What am I doing in corporate wonderland of bank, university, office or church? Who is the other animal asleep deep inside, the thinker, punk, creative, or Indian, vagabond and healer, maybe artist, writer, photographer, traveler, globetrotter? Oh God, dare you to think. When I saw the lies, gambles and manipulations I follow the old dream and set out for the journey of life lived, the journey to see the colors of the world.

During years on the road I have taken the turns as they came along, and realized one thing: Only such a small part of the planet can be explored and such a vast land and sea mass will always remain unknown, to me; many swamps, jungles, deserts and oceans will never be traveled. But then I am father of twin boys, Daniel and David, my most important, and I show them some of the wonders and colors out there.

ThisFabTrek, Photography and Journey, the Stories from the Road and Life around the World, stopped in August 2013 after more than 9 years, Love and Peace.

Last vehicle.

G20, Chevy Gladiator.

Chevrolet Gladiator G20, The boys in Cordillera Blanca, Peru.
The boys and Chevy van, Peru.

The G20, the vehicle that came to me for the Americas adventures.

6 wheeled Land Rover.

Land Rover Defender 6x6
Link to Foley

The vehicle of the Africa adventures, a Foley 6-Wheeled Land Rover Defender.

Before, the MB307.

Manfred and MB307
Journey, Middle East.

The vehicle of the Middle-East and North-Cape Journeys. See all vehicles.

Daniel and David with nanny Aisha, the best we ever had, black African Woman carrying white twin babies, in Bamako, Mali.

current MB307 47,983km

Trekking 593km

Ferry 2,525km

Train 4,138km

Land Rover 73,588km

Other cars 119,567km

Travel Blog

contains Festival/Fiesta/Art photography.

"There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo.

"What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it, to tell the tale." Living to Tell the Tale - Gabriel García Márquez.

"They never taught wandering in any school I attended. ... they never taught the art of writing a book, either. It's all so mysterious."
"Wandering is an art in itself. Wandering and writing don't mix"
"Writing demands commitment and if one thing your wanderer is allergic to is that very quality of commitment, for once one is committed he runs that very risk of failure ..." Wanderer - Sterling Hayden.

"Photography enables you to grasp a place first time round. ... Photography is a means of exploration, it's a vital part of travel, almost as essential as a car or a plane. " - Wim Wenders.

"The worst prejudice we acquire during our youth is the idea that life is serious. Children have the right instincts: they know that life is not serious, and treat it as a game..." , Egon Friedell.

"How far you gonna go. Before you lose your way back home" - Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World, Achtung Baby, U2.

"If you want to be a hero well just follow me." - Working Class Hero, John Lennon.

"When I think of all the things I have done, I know that it's only just begun." - I love you, Lou Reed.

"One does not escape the Sahara - the Sahara let's you go or not" - Touareg.

"Planet earth is blue and there`s nothing I can do" - This is Ground Control to Major Tom, David Bowie.

"Glory for the crazy people/in this stupid world" - Ahmed Fouad Negm.

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American vintage cars.

I am not so into cars! But there are these cars we spot once in a while when on the highway, old, vintage, American, chrome, being it an old Buick or Corvette, from the 60s or 70s, or earlier, I cannot even tell them apart, but then I still go, “Hey look, what a car?” So it happens while we drive from Oslo direction Stockholm. One, then there is another one, and another one and many more. Power Big Meet takes place in Västerås, “biggest gathering of American vintage cars in the world”, 17,000 or so, for 3 days. The boys and I are not far so we have a look!

Many come from afar, Norway, Estonia. A huge party! For many of the cars though it is more that they can take, many old engines heat up, “800 hp under the hood” tells me one proud tattoo, they go up in a huge cloud of white smoke, especially the cruising on Friday is hard, the lining up and going at 5k an hour speed, it can take the whole day. But as they say, only the strongest survive.

If you know the name and specs of particular cars, please send me an email. So I can get rid of my ignorant and stupid tags.

American beige vintage car.
American beige vintage car.
Against sun, American car..
Against sun, American car..
Red Ford.
Red Ford.
Nice and old, turquoise and white, Kombi, Station wagon. Power Big Meet.
Turquoise and white, Station wagon.
Metallic, Bigmeet, Vaskeras.
Metallic, Bigmeet, Vaskeras.
Bigmeet Vaskeras, datail of cars. Colors.
Bigmeet Vaskeras, datail of cars. Colors.
Yellow Chevrolet, Bigmeet, Sweden.
Yellow Chevrolet, Bigmeet, Sweden.
Bigmeet Vaskeras, datail of cars. Colors.
Bigmeet Vaskeras, datail of cars. Colors.
Red Thunderbird, Vaskeras, Sweden.
Red Thunderbird, Vaskeras, Sweden.
Back of old rusty American car.
Back of old rusty American car.
American vintage cars, dusk.
American vintage cars, dusk.
In dusky light, Vaskeras Bigmeet 2010.
In dusky light, Vaskeras Bigmeet 2010.
Sitting on top, cruising.
Sitting on top, cruising.
Rusty white.
Rusty white.
Turquoise.
Turquoise.
Roadmaster back.
Roadmaster back.
Tattooed driver.
Tattooed driver.
red Bigmeet.
red Bigmeet.
Elvis on back.
Elvis on back.
Lady and tatoo driving.
Lady and tatoo driving.
Classic American Ford car.
Classic American Ford car.
White Buick.
White Buick.
Power Big Meet.
Power Big Meet.
Clouds Vaskeras.
Clouds Vaskeras.
Big men's party.
Big men's party.
Buick.
Buick.
Reddish Buick.
Reddish Buick.
Bonnet.
Bonnet.
Buick Eight Super, Power Big Meet
Buick Eight Super, Power Big Meet
It's all about a drink.
It's all about a drink.
Galaxie, back.
Galaxie, back.
Black vintage Buick stern.
Black vintage Buick stern.
Tattooed arm. Vintage American car.
Tattooed arm. Vintage American car.
Black vintage Buick automobile.
Black vintage Buick automobile.
Vaskeras. Buick.
Vaskeras. Buick.
Red big meat.
Red big meat.
Red Corvette.
Red Corvette.
Red vintage Ford and camper.
Red vintage Ford and camper.
Red Mustang.
Red Mustang.
Blues brothers. Vaskeras.
Blues brothers. Vaskeras.
Detail, bronze Dodge.
Detail, bronze Dodge.
Bronze Dodge, Vaskeras
Bronze Dodge, Vaskeras
white cadillac.
white cadillac.
Sunlight.reflection on bonnet.
Sunlight.reflection on bonnet.
Red Cadillac, Estonia.
Red Cadillac, Estonia.
Vasteras, American metting.
Vasteras, American metting.
People waving, Vaskeras, 2010, Sweden.
People waving, Vaskeras, 2010, Sweden.
Drivers.
Drivers.
Rusty Vasteras.
Rusty Vasteras.
Bigmeet rear turquoise Buick.
Bigmeet rear turquoise Buick.

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