Rauno Aaltonen & His Austin Healey 3000

Farewell Old Friend

To this day, one of my most memorable commissions in my career.

We reunited Rauno Aaltonen with the car he personally owned and raced for many years in period. A truly wonderful man with many fond memories of his car and events, along with a incomprehensible knowledge of how to drive a car fast on a loose surface!

This became particularly apparent when the time came to get Rauno behind the steering wheel once more. We assumed he would take it easy and get used to his car once more, but this was not the case. Instantly, Rauno went at the ice lake course full throttle as if no time had passed since he retired.

A few snow bank rescue missions later, we had the shots we needed for the film!