In Trollhattan during the summer, the local car nuts get out their special cars every Wednesday night and drive them down to the locks. They park, walk around, have a chat and put on a free car show for the locals. Tonight, being the first Wednesday of the summer, a fine evening and the night before the Saab Festival begins, there was a large crowd present and huge variety of cars.
I think it was Ted and CTM who had a conversation in comments a few weeks ago about the affinity the Swedes and the Americans have, especially for old classic American metal.
Tonight we saw a fair glimpse of that, and a lot of Swedish metal too.
Here’s some pics of interest, but as there’s too many to post on site I’ve loaded the full set over at Flickr (warning, there’s one number plate in that set that’s not family friendly).
Just some of the Americans on display……
Some more of the Americans there tonight:
Is this photographic proof of me being in Sweden????
Naaah. The hair’s just not right.
Saab Sonett Chassis #3. That means I saw half of the six Sonetts ever built all in one day (there’s two at the museum). There was also a very good yellow replica there tonight.
One especially for Paul Humpage and PT:
A two stroke from a Saab 96. Heaps of 96s and earlier at the Flickr link above. Just for you, Ted.