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Your grandpa's car is taken good care of!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6NjsMqka9o ^ | 06/25/2010 | WesternCulture

Posted on 06/25/2010 5:01:20 AM PDT by WesternCulture

Each year, around 10 000 cars of America's past flood the streets of Swedish Västerås.

I'm not an owner of such a vehicle myself (although I plan to be - the future of my economy is looking good!), but I happen to love these cars and can't help but feeling somewhat proud, as a Swede, over my country hosting such an event (regardless of what Buford T Justice has to say about it).

Greetings from Volvo Land to America/one nation of car lovers to another!

(Links to clips below, enjoy!)


TOPICS: Hobbies
KEYWORDS: automotive; cars; hobbies; hobby; oldcars; sweden; vasteras; veterancars; vintagecars

1 posted on 06/25/2010 5:01:23 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my6TxyzSWFs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzHElhj2pTo&feature=related

Västerås (250 hp front wheel drive) police car performs a burnout:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS6wIVQ831s&feature=related


2 posted on 06/25/2010 5:02:21 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

What are they throwing on the street to make those cars skid and spin? Buckets of bacon grease?


3 posted on 06/25/2010 5:15:16 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: WesternCulture

Love it. :)


4 posted on 06/25/2010 5:18:26 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“What are they throwing on the street to make those cars skid and spin? Buckets of bacon grease?”

- Healthy engines + worn out tires + plain water = wheel spin


5 posted on 06/25/2010 5:22:15 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: RightOnline

“Love it. :)”

Great!

Now, purchase a real car and come visit us non-Socialists over here in Northern Europe!

Regards


6 posted on 06/25/2010 5:27:46 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

K...be right there...:)


7 posted on 06/25/2010 5:31:40 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: WesternCulture

OK. I’ve never tried to spin my wheels and I used to drive many of those cars. I guess my tires were always good. Now, it is easy to spin in the snow.


8 posted on 06/25/2010 5:43:32 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“OK. I’ve never tried to spin my wheels and I used to drive many of those cars.”

- I'm not sure, but I believe the people driving those cars were kinda prepared for the show..

Besides, I sometimes spin my wheels. Admittedly.

Last time I did, I hit a bus on the freeway close to my home. Great fun, although it'll cost me something like $1,000 to repair my precious symbol of Swedish middle class status:)

9 posted on 06/25/2010 5:54:18 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture
Very very cool...and in Sweden!

Cadillacs look to be very popular. I like 'em.
Loved the car + trailer custom combos....Thanks!
10 posted on 06/25/2010 5:55:41 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: Tainan
How many ‘58 Oldsmobiles can there be in one place ?
11 posted on 06/25/2010 6:03:12 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: WesternCulture

I think spinning wheels is a “guy” thing. Over here it’s called “laying rubber” and is often done at stop signs and red lights. My husband always said it was foolish to leave part of your tire on the pavement. LOL.


12 posted on 06/25/2010 6:03:19 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: WesternCulture

Where is the dang bikini team?


13 posted on 06/25/2010 6:03:25 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Tainan

We know where all the convertables have gone!


14 posted on 06/25/2010 6:05:37 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Tainan

“Very very cool...and in Sweden!”

- My country (Sweden) actually has tons and tons of these rare jewels.

My grandfather came from poverty but bought a brand new Ford Customline soon after starting a family in his 20’s.

I didn’t inherit that car, but I’ve understood what he taught me about money and hard work.

I own a decent Volvo V70, but my next car is definetely going to be a classic one!

Besides, I’ve heard there are rich people in Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan who import classic American cars.

Do you see any such cars where you live every now and then?


15 posted on 06/25/2010 6:12:47 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: central_va

“Where is the dang bikini team?”

- Here they are, fighting for survival facing the worst of thinkable enemies;

Soused British sluts (and their courters):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8rrFP2RMmo


16 posted on 06/25/2010 6:23:54 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I think spinning wheels is a “guy” thing. Over here it’s called “laying rubber” and is often done at stop signs and red lights. My husband always said it was foolish to leave part of your tire on the pavement. LOL.

If you own a full size SUV, as I do, with each tire costing about $250.00, "laying rubber" is a very dubious, expensive pass time.

17 posted on 06/25/2010 6:32:08 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: WesternCulture

Good video.

There is nothing like the sound of a real American V8, the sight of cars when they all didn’t look like jellybeans and the smell of exhust mixed with roasting burnout rubber.


18 posted on 06/25/2010 6:37:23 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: libstripper

“If you own a full size SUV, as I do, with each tire costing about $250.00, “laying rubber” is a very dubious, expensive pass time.”

- I own a somewhat smaller car, a 200 hp Volvo V70, but I drive it to the fullest.

I’ve worked at the assembely line in Torslanda, here in Gothenburg and I would, without the trace of a doubt, dare to be seated in such a car crashing at 80 mph.

I know many good Americans hate Liberal Volvo owners, but Volvo is in fact a h*ll of a car. I can testify to it.

Over here in Sweden (and Germany too), Lexuses and such cars are literally unsellable. Not because of the poor marketing, but due to the inferiority of the products.


19 posted on 06/25/2010 6:45:37 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: Proud2BeRight

“There is nothing like the sound of a real American V8”

- Totally agree.


20 posted on 06/25/2010 6:47:25 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

The thing about a 6,000 lb. vehicle (Lincoln Naavigator) is that, although it can take a lot of hard use and keep going, the hard use is going to cost a lot more than with a lighter vehicle, just due to the laws of physics. Hence, resaonable respect for one’s bank account leads to cautious driving.


21 posted on 06/25/2010 6:57:59 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: WesternCulture

As I type, my husband is cleaning and primping his 1968 Plymouth for the huge weekend of car festivities in our area. It’s gratifying to see the old cars being loved and enjoyed in Sweden. Classic cars are a huge part of life in my area of the U.S.

http://starcitymotormadness.com/


22 posted on 06/25/2010 6:58:13 AM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: WesternCulture

Wonderful post! Thanks for bringing this event to us.


23 posted on 06/25/2010 7:09:20 AM PDT by nicollo (you're freakin' out!)
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“Wonderful post! Thanks for bringing this event to us”

- Sincere thanks and much appreciation for those words from a hard working city in Viking Territory, Scandinavia!

WesternCulture

24 posted on 06/25/2010 7:34:54 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: Darnright
“Classic cars are a huge part of life in my area of the U.S.”

- Great to hear these words from across the Pond.

They deserve our devotion, for sure.

Greetings from a “Socialist” (just jokin’) European to a kindred spirit in America!!

WesternCulture

25 posted on 06/25/2010 7:41:49 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: libstripper

“Hence, resaonable respect for one’s bank account leads to cautious driving.”

- I get your point..

Best of regards from where Volvo V70 is king (the Volvo V70 is, by far, the most popular car in my corner of the World althought crossovers like the Volvo XC90 and XC60 - as well as smaller, imported cars - are common too).


26 posted on 06/25/2010 7:48:18 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture
Nothing here on Taiwan like this. Import autos are HUGELY restricted by the laws here. There a some Japanese, Korean, Volvo, low end Maserati (amazingly they make an economy car), Puegot, Renaults here. But bringing a car in from the USA is taxed so heavily and restricted that it just doesn't happen.
As to older American cars, none that I've seen. The streets in the towns are just too narrow and the highways are only between towns and its a small island.
I do have a rather shady acquaintance who has a collection of really old cars that he leases out for movies, commercials and sometimes wedding - Old French, British and USA autos...but these are from the 40s and very early 50s. Extremely well restored. But 'Classic-type' autos...not muscle-cars.
I don't think there is a "muscle car" here. Never seen or heard of one. A lot of "rice-burner tuner-type" but those are mostly for 'show' and not 'go.'
Most of the male Taiwan population has been seriously gelded when it comes to "Man Things!"...LOL.
27 posted on 06/25/2010 6:23:20 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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