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Watch: Classic car parade cruises through Helsinki

Many of the lovingly-restored vehicles arrived from abroad, as the event was originally scheduled to be held in Latvia.

Klassikkoautojen kulkue ajoi Helsingin Kaivopuistosta Senaatintorille sunnuntaina
Klassikkoautojen kulkue ajoi Helsingin Kaivopuistosta Senaatintorille sunnuntaina

A parade of around 200 classic vehicles drove through the sunny streets of Helsinki on Sunday afternoon.

The procession through the city centre lasted about an hour, after which the vehicles stopped off at the Senate Square, enabling onlookers to take a closer look at them.

Many of the polished and restored cars arrived by ferry from Stockholm.

The annual event has been held in Sweden since 2006, but this year was planned to take place in Latvia.

However, organisers decided to take the parade to Helsinki as the ferry between Stockholm and Riga is being leased out to house Ukrainian refugees arriving in Estonia.

A lengthy video of the event posted on YouTube (siirryt toiseen palveluun) showed a large number of the mostly-American vehicles from the 1930s through the 80s.