Automobile and Tractor Museum

Sastamala, Finland

Seppo Kotajärvi from Vammala gathered a notable vehicle and husbandry machine collection during his lifetime. The collection and the museum showcasing it are nowadays tended by a foundation carrying the name of the collector.

Kotajärvi Automobile and Tractor Museum puts on display almost 100 tractors, around 20 cars and a large number of motorbikes, mopeds and bikes. The museum hosts many different events during summertime like children’s events and Zetor ploughing in September.

Reference: Museum Compass

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Maileena Hyyti (2 years ago)
Yllättävän hieno paikka
Jaakko Järvinen (2 years ago)
Autoja oli harmittavan vähän, traktoreita oikein kattavasti.
Lari hakanen (3 years ago)
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