Summer weekend in Karvia


Like last summer, we had an opportunity to spend a cottage weekend in Karvia. Antti and Sampo had again arranged a fine transportation for us, and on Thursday Sampo drove the Leyland Leopard here and picked up me and APz, who had arrived from Kouvola earlier in the morning.

We got the cottage keys from Kauko at his pinball cave. He also had a couple of new games in his collection, Bally Wizard and Williams Pat Hand. Because of his other duties, Kauko did not have time to get his machines in very good shape for us this time.

Captain Fantastic had to be opened for repairs a few times, but fortunately the games former owner Antti knew the tricks of the trade, and got the machine working.

Kauko is a skilled professional on woodwork. Not everybody would be able to build this kind of fine example of a Finnish 20 p Pajazzo. A little work is needed on the coin slot and payout trough, and then Kauko will be able to arrange the next Pajazzo championship tournament.

Of course we wanted to play pinball at the cottage too. Antti quickly set up his Monte Carlo by Bally. APz is eagerly waiting for his turn to play.

Monte Carlo was missing a plug, but luckily an electric power engineer Jyrki had also arrived, and he promptly connected a new plug to the machine.

Our bus had some troubles in the soft gravel.

Antti invented a real pinheads drink. White wine with old pinballs.

On Saturday, also Aku came riding his Moto-Guzzi, with a few friends. Of course Aku had to check his friends Russian sidecar bike.

Early on Sunday morning we started back to Tampere, where our Leopard took part in Finnish Bus Day, with many other at least as great buses. This fine 1957 AEC gave me a ride home after the day was over.