Skip to comments.The greatest car show on Earth
Posted on 09/06/2010 7:50:00 PM PDT by WesternCulture
What to do with money?
At least over here in Scandinavia, people have found the solution to that problem.
According to some sources, tiny Sweden (9,3 million inhabitants) has more veteran American cars than California.
Perhaps it's true. But statistics don't matter much.
I'm Swedish and I have friends who spend half of their salaries on restoring old American cars to mint condition. Ordinary, working folks that is, no lie.
I’m glad that at least some countries appreciate American workmanship. Since the obamanation has taken office, America hasn’t been given credit for anything... but the opposite...
YouTube: "This video contains content from UMG and INgrooves, one or more of whom have blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."
The first video link has been blocked for some countries. The second link works fine.
Our favorite Auto Service Center is in Harbor City, California for the past twenty-five years, and is owned and operated by Mr. Kjellberg formerly of Sweden, and a crew of primarily Swedish mechanics. He specializes in servicing Volvo, and Saab cars, but others as well.
He’s been in the process of restoring a 1959 Cadillac for seemingly ever. His business keeps him too busy for his own projects anymore.
I remember about twenty years ago he stripped a Volvo down to the axles, and rebuilt the entire car installing a Corvette engine in it. He created one major beast. WOW! I’ll never forget the day my Son, and myself visited, and he took off in that car like something heading to outer space. Quite an experience.
I was in Sweden in the latter seventies on a business trip when I discovered the Swedish love affair with cars. My awareness was revived with meeting Mr. Kjellberg in the mid 1980’s.
I loved watching that. I wish I could restore some old classic like these. Nice hobby, way to go Sweden.
In Denmark they call the cars “DOLLAR-GRIN” and I believe some drivers of such cars in Sweden are called “RAGGARE”!!!
Esp first 15 seconds. Can you catch it? I made this:
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