The Big Wheels event is on of my favorite weekends in the year. Since 2002 Big Wheels has grown to one of the biggest open-air automotive round-ups in Finland. It’s also the premier summer festival of the greater Pieksämäki area. Within the past years Big Wheels has gathered 1.000-1.300 classic cars, kustoms, hot rods & other special interest vehicles and a crowd of 10.000+ people to the town centre of Pieksämäki.
This is third time when I’m a part of Underground Model organisation and this competition is the reason why this event is so special to me. This is a little sneek peek in my point of view in this event. Actually this is really relaxing weekend for me, because I know that most of my work is already done and now I just need to host the finalists. Every year we spend this weekend with the finalists of the competition. This year we had a lovely cottage house for us.
The first day is all about getting know the finalists better. Okey, we did some training and get some last moment tips, but the most important thing was just to relaxing before the big day.
The main event on Saturday takes place by the shore of Lake Pieksänjärvi. This is the big day and it really is a long one 😀 The finalists get up early to get themselfs ready and then we go to the event area. There girls pose for cameras and take the best out of their moment as stars.
After that we get back to the cottage house to change outfits and take few more photos 😀 Usually this is the hardest time of the day, because we have to make a preliminary selection of the winner. The choose is based on this weekend and everything what girls have done during the competition and how we think about cooperation after competition.
Saturday night goes on at the Veturitori venue with Big Wheels Rock’n Roll Party featuring rockabilly & rock’n roll bands and the Underground Model beauty pageant finals. So the competition culminates in the evening event where each competitor can present their own show and after that we will announce the winners. This year Underground Model 2017 winner is Goldie Bow <3