Collection of the roaring 20´s, 30´s and 40´s

Ford A Pick Up - 1929

Brought   from   U.S.A.   in   mint   condition,   only slightly   renoved   in   Finland.   Car   is   in   traffic condition,   registered   as   a   museum   car   and   it has      been      driven      occasionally      to      keep everything   working.   Car   has   also   had   a   short movie carrier in the film Hella Vuolijoki .

Ford Prefect - 1939

The    Ford    Prefect    is    a    line    of    British    cars produced   by   the   UK   division   of   the   Ford   Motor Company,   and   a   more   upmarket   version   of   its direct    siblings    the    Ford    Popular    and    Ford Anglia.

Standard Flying Eight - 1948

The   Standard   Eight   is   a   small   car   produced   by the   British   Standard   Motor   Company   from   1938 to 1959. The   car   was   originally   launched   in   1938   as   the Flying   Eight.   After   the   Second   World   War   the Flying   range   of   Standards   was   dropped   but   an updated   car   called   the   8   hp   was   re-introduced in   1945.   In   1953   a   completely   new   car,   the Standard   Eight   was   launched   sharing   virtually nothing   with   its   predecessor.   In   1959   the   car was   dropped   to   be   replaced   by   the   Triumph Herald,    as    the    Standard    brand    was    being phased out.


The   Roaring   Twenties   is   a   term   sometimes   used   to   refer   to   the   1920s   in   the   United   States,   Canada,   and   the   United   Kingdom,   characterizing   the   decade's distinctive   cultural   edge   in   New   York   City,   Chicago,   Paris,   Berlin,   London,   Los   Angeles   and   many   other   major   cities   during   a   period   of   sustained   economic prosperity.   French   speakers   called   it   the   "années   folles"   ("Crazy   Years"),   emphasizing   the   era's   social,   artistic,   and   cultural   dynamism.   Normalcy   returned   to politics   in   the   wake   of   hyper-emotional   patriotism   after   World   War   I,   jazz   music   blossomed,   the   flapper   redefined   modern   womanhood,   and Art   Deco   peaked. Economically,   the   era   saw   the   large-scale   diffusion   and   use   of   automobiles,   telephones,   motion   pictures,   and   electricity,   unprecedented   industrial   growth, accelerated   consumer   demand   and   aspirations,   and   significant   changes   in   lifestyle   and   culture. The   media   focused   on   celebrities,   especially   sports   heroes   and movie   stars,   as   cities   rooted   for   their   home   team   and   filled   the   new   palatial   cinemas   and   gigantic   stadiums.   In   most   major   countries   women   won   the   right   to vote for the first time. Finally the Wall Street Crash of 1929 ended the era, as the Great Depression set in, bringing years of worldwide gloom and hardship. The   social   and   cultural   features   known   as   the   Roaring   Twenties   began   in   leading   metropolitan   centers,   especially   Chicago,   New   Orleans,   Los   Angeles,   New York   City,   Philadelphia,   Paris   and   London,   then   spread   widely   in   the   aftermath   of   World   War   I.   The   United   States   gained   dominance   in   world   finance.   Thus when   Germany   could   no   longer   afford   war   reparations   to   Britain,   France   and   other   Allies,   the   Americans   came   up   with   the   Dawes   Plan   and   Wall   Street invested   heavily   in   Germany,   which   repaid   its   reparations   to   nations   that   in   turn   used   the   dollars   to   pay   off   their   war   debts   to   Washington.   By   the   middle   of the decade, prosperity was widespread, with the second half of the decade later becoming known as the "Golden Twenties". The   spirit   of   the   Roaring Twenties   was   marked   by   a   general   feeling   of   discontinuity   associated   with   modernity   and   a   break   with   traditions.   Everything   seemed to   be   feasible   through   modern   technology.   New   technologies,   especially   automobiles,   moving   pictures   and   radio   proliferated   "modernity"   to   a   large   part   of the   population.   Formal   decorative   frills   were   shed   in   favor   of   practicality   in   both   daily   life   and   architecture.   At   the   same   time,   jazz   and   dancing   rose   in popularity, in opposition to the mood of the specter of World War I. As such, the period is also often referred to as the Jazz Age. 1930-1939 After   the   Wall   Street   Crash   of   1929,   the   largest   stock   market   crash   in American   history,   most   of   the   decade   was   consumed   by   an   economic   downfall   called   the Great   Depression   that   had   a   traumatic   effect   worldwide.   In   response,   authoritarian   regimes   emerged   in   several   countries   in   Europe   and   South   America,   in particular   the   Third   Reich   in   Germany.   Weaker   states   such   as   Ethiopia,   China,   and   Poland   were   invaded   by   expansionist   world   powers,   the   last   of   these attacks   leading   to   the   outbreak   of   the   Second   World   War   a   few   months   before   the   end   of   the   decade. The   1930s   also   saw   a   proliferation   of   new   technologies, especially in the fields of intercontinental aviation, radio, and film. 1940-1949 Most   of   the   Second   World   War   took   place   in   the   first   half   of   the   decade,   which   had   a   profound   effect   on   most   countries   and   people   in   Europe,   Asia,   and elsewhere.   The   consequences   of   the   war   lingered   well   into   the   second   half   of   the   decade,   with   a   war-weary   Europe   divided   between   the   jostling   spheres   of influence   of   the   West   and   the   Soviet   Union,   leading   to   the   beginning   of   the   Cold   War.   To   some   degree   internal   and   external   tensions   in   the   post-war   era   were managed   by   new   institutions,   including   the   United   Nations,   the   welfare   state   and   the   Bretton   Woods   system,   facilitating   the   post–World   War   II   boom,   which lasted   well   into   the   1970s.   However   the   conditions   of   the   post-war   world   encouraged   decolonialization   and   emergence   of   new   states   and   governments,   with India,   Pakistan,   Israel,   Vietnam   and   others   declaring   independence,   although   rarely   without   bloodshed.   The   decade   also   witnessed   the   early   beginnings   of new   technologies   (including   computers,   nuclear   power   and   jet   propulsion),   often   first   developed   in   tandem   with   the   war   effort,   and   later   adapted   and improved upon in the post-war era.
Photos mainly by Matti Kreivilä. Historical facts and technical details of the vehicles provided by Wikipedia. Movies YouTube.