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Your granpa's car ended up in.. Västerås, Sweden
05/09/2013 | WesternCulture

Posted on 05/08/2013 6:35:59 PM PDT by WesternCulture

See link below.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: automotive; cars; sweden; veterancars

1 posted on 05/08/2013 6:35:59 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

Welcome to Sweden:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-qqAIPMeio


2 posted on 05/08/2013 6:36:42 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

Why do they roll with the hoods popped and he doors open? I don’t understand that?

If it was REALLY hot out, I might understand some extra air to the drag motors. Must be a culture thing.


3 posted on 05/08/2013 6:43:37 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: WesternCulture

Interesting! Don’t know if you realize it,Western Culture,but this kind of thing is commonly seen in the US on a summer weekend.But seeing it in Sweden is really amazing.That guy in the newer Volvo at the beginning of the video looked pretty confused.


4 posted on 05/08/2013 6:44:11 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: WesternCulture

Great post.
Sweden has some awesome hot rod builders and fabricators.
I’ve never understood their affection for American iron but good for them.


5 posted on 05/08/2013 6:47:05 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Tenacious 1

The better to pump out the tunes.


6 posted on 05/08/2013 6:51:38 PM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: WesternCulture

Pretty cool!

Several years ago we had a Swedish au pair down the street who my wife became close friends with. One of the first things she wanted to do was to go to a drive-in theater in a classic Chevy (or other older American car) convertible. She thought that would be something that would be quintessentially American and wanted to experience it before it was gone.

Yes, we still have drive-in movie theaters—just not that many any more.


7 posted on 05/08/2013 7:01:44 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Tenacious 1

“Why do they roll with the hoods popped and he doors open? I don’t understand that?

If it was REALLY hot out, I might understand some extra air to the drag motors”

- Simple. Vehicles delivered to the Scandinavian market back in the 1930s-1970s, primarily, were fashioned to endure long winters, but were sensitive to hot weather.

However, Nordic summer temperatures sometimes escalade high above expectancy and this is when hoods pop up. Especially on theese old cars designed for an Arctic climate.


8 posted on 05/08/2013 7:02:09 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: Gay State Conservative

I don’t know if any of you watch Fast ‘n Loud on the Discovery Channel, but one of Gas Monkey Garage’s regular buyers is a guy from Sweden (he prefers old Cadillacs, btw).


9 posted on 05/08/2013 7:06:42 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: WesternCulture

Meanwhile I saw a Bugatti Veyron for the first time today. It was parked and not moving btw.


10 posted on 05/08/2013 7:11:10 PM PDT by xp38
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To: WesternCulture

A former colleague is from Sweden. He had a ‘57 Chevy with a hot big block. Gas was over $10/gallon. Talk about expensive hobby! That car got about 7 miles/gallon.


11 posted on 05/08/2013 7:11:49 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: WesternCulture

12 posted on 05/08/2013 7:15:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: xp38

Here's an Alfa Romeo for $15,000.

13 posted on 05/08/2013 7:19:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: WesternCulture

Sweden is actually quite a nice country, outside of the Socialism. They tend to like Americans, love speaking English, and...of all the European countries...reminds me of US and Canada the most

Oh, and, they still manufacture a lot of the products they use. And they drive cars other than Volvos and Saabs


14 posted on 05/08/2013 7:23:18 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: WesternCulture

WOW! Galaxy 500’s, Vette’s, GTO’s, Mustangs ... who’d have thunk it?!


15 posted on 05/08/2013 7:25:58 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

My dad had a Galaxy 500 much like the one at :50 into the video .......


16 posted on 05/08/2013 7:26:52 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: nascarnation

I know what you mean. For over 25 years we have our vehicles serviced in Harbor City at a Swedish immigrant’s owned, and operated auto repair facility. I remember my friend back in the early ‘90’s stripped a fairly new Volvo sedan down to the axles, and rebuilt the car dropping a customized (Precisely what he did to that engine I don’t know) engine from a Corvette into it. The thing hauled tail. He, and his team do some wild, and crazy things with cars, as well they are great mechanics for our SAABs, and Volvo. I take my old Ford pick em up truck in once in awhile too. I remember back in the ‘90’s he reluctantly stuck MIL’s ‘85 Chrysler New Yorker in a corner of the shop so nobody would see it, and got it running as fast as he could so we’d get it out of there. Most embarrasing.


17 posted on 05/08/2013 7:27:00 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Proud contributer to the Free Republic Q-2 Freepathon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here's an Alfa Romeo for $15,000.

So it's just a cheaper POS than the name brand Alfa Romeo.

Sorry, couldn't give me one for all the trouble they cause...... put a damn' zipper on the hood you'll be working on it that much.

18 posted on 05/08/2013 7:28:05 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: WesternCulture

They were called “raggare”???


19 posted on 05/08/2013 7:28:14 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: House Atreides

“Several years ago we had a Swedish au pair down the street who my wife became close friends with. One of the first things she wanted to do was to go to a drive-in theater in a classic Chevy (or other older American car) convertible”

- Being Swedish and European, I could easily understand this.

Over here in Europe, we’ve never had drive-in theatres. At least not plenty of them.

In many parts of Europe during the 1950s, teenagers enjoyed American style fast food, wore jeans, watched the same films and listened to the same music as their American counterparts.

In the richest corners of the continent teenagers drove cars, just like they did in the US. But for different reasons, we never had drive-in theatres in those days.

Anyhow, I know they have one down in Belgium today:

http://www.netevents.be/ExternalLink.cfm?lang=fr&YellowID=2669&Link=www.driveinmovies.be

Regards.


20 posted on 05/08/2013 7:34:25 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: House Atreides

A couple of years ago a woman who had been a Finnish exchange student with my family back in the 70s brought her son and daughter back to see my parents.

While they were here, she said they wanted to do something really “American”.

I immediately suggested going to the drive-in theater! What could be more American than going to the drive-in?

They got to see the little film at the front with all the food marching around in a circle, and the hot dog jumping into the bun… :-)

For them, it was a bonus that the movie was “The Simpsons Movie”.


21 posted on 05/08/2013 7:35:49 PM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: House Atreides

So....you and your wife went to a drive in with the Swedish Au Pair from down the street....I wanna be you!


22 posted on 05/08/2013 7:42:05 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

“Sweden is actually quite a nice country”

- Don’t forget, our nightclubs are nearly as good as those you find in Britain:

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


23 posted on 05/08/2013 7:42:46 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But they should have brought over the original, available with 50 more horsepower than you can get on the Dodge.

24 posted on 05/08/2013 7:43:36 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
I don’t know if any of you watch Fast ‘n Loud on the Discovery Channel,...
Fast 'n Loud is one of the best shows on TV and it's about the only one my grand kids can watch with out their mom and dad worrying about the content.

It's one of my favorites by far.

25 posted on 05/08/2013 7:46:26 PM PDT by lewislynn ( We bet on the black, it came up red.)
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To: WesternCulture
I'll stick with Ritten, Renon ... an absolute classic from 2007. "Fahrt bei leider zu viel Verkehr von Bozen nach Ritten/Renon" - "Ride with sadly too much traffic from Bozen ( Bolzano ) to Ritten/Renon". Of course, it's the traffic which makes it interesting.

Boy, I had a moment of panic there when I couldn't remember "Renon". I remembered it started at Bolzano, and finally got myself oriented with Google Maps. Whew.

26 posted on 05/09/2013 1:02:06 AM PDT by dr_lew
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To: rlmorel
They got to see the little film at the front with all the food marching around in a circle, and the hot dog jumping into the bun… :-)

I hope everybody cheered!

27 posted on 05/09/2013 1:04:43 AM PDT by dr_lew
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To: WesternCulture

On Velocity Channel they are now airing Car Crazy.

Last night they had an rerun episode from last year showing the biggest Classic Car Show in Sweden. Low Riders, Hot Rods, Classics and Customs. Chip Foose was even there.


28 posted on 05/09/2013 1:08:34 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama / Clinton Benghazi (4), Ted Kennedy (1), my Gun Collection (0)...)
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To: xp38

I saw one taking laps at Laguna Seca a few years ago during the Monterey Historics. Yes, it’s fast, but it’s hideous (and hideously expensive) and it sounds like a vacuum cleaner.


29 posted on 05/09/2013 6:35:22 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: nascarnation
Sweden has some awesome hot rod builders and fabricators.

You want to see something wild, go to youtube and search for "formula 4x4 hillclimb"

You'll find men driving killer "Jeeps" that go straight up a cliff and often tumble end over end back down the hill for a couple of blocks. I think it's a "run what you brung" venue and they are often big-blocks on nitrous, with lockers and paddle tires all around...it's usually held in some kind of strip mining pit. Big REVs!

It makes the US rock crawlers (and hydrophobic NASCAR)look like a bunch of whimpering tricycle tykes.

30 posted on 05/09/2013 6:47:05 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: WesternCulture

Almost didn’t click the link...What a treat...Awesome...

Must be everyone in Sweden owns an old American car...Even saw an Edsel in the bunch...


31 posted on 05/09/2013 7:01:46 AM PDT by Iscool
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To: House Atreides

There’s a 4 screen drive in here in Reno still in operation. Used for swap meets on weekends. Also, it looks like some of the American Iron “needs” to be re-patriated to the states. Swedes should be banned from taking these cars out of this country. I saw several that I would be willing to give a good home to. Hot August Nights isn’t that far off so there is a little time left for them to ship them to me.


32 posted on 05/09/2013 8:35:07 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I agree. I don;t know how it sounds but I will take your word for it. This one I saw was on top of everything a solid hideous orange in colour. Still you don’t see a car priced well over a million everyday. I only saw it in passing and wouldn’t know if it was the original model or the newer faster super sport version.


33 posted on 05/09/2013 9:35:52 AM PDT by xp38
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To: dr_lew

They loved it...I made sure we got all the greasy, unhealthy American drive-in food.

They also loved the movie. I didn’t know it, but Europeans apparently are fascinated by the Simpsons.


34 posted on 05/09/2013 5:23:57 PM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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