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Wiking Auto Rennen 2014

Posted in Dagens bild/ Picture of the day, Old Speed, Racing, Resor/Trips, Swittern, Träffar/Meetings on augusti 8, 2014 by 50split

The day was Thursday, 31/7 2014. This is a day to put in the history-books. The day when the first Swedish made oldspeed rally were held. The start was in Rättvik, with 5 SS, and lunch-brake in Ljusdal about 160 KM north – east of Rättvik. The rally was about finding your own ideal time. Set from Rättvik to Ljusdal.  First SS was in Dalhalla aprox 10 km from the start. It was a little trickey to go there, due to the fact that the maps said one thing, and the signs said another…. anyhow…. At SS1 our friends J-son and Leif sat and wrote the arrival-time on our paper.

Off towards the woods of Edsbyn, were our oldspeed friend with the nice Judson equipped Oval were sitting, waiting in the woods at SS2. The SS2 was a gravel road ca 30km long, with opportunity to run fast and for a long time on soft gravel. then on to asphalt and into bigger gravel roads towards Ljusdal. The SS3, were first a Lunch-brake, were wife Helsing made a classic Swedish dish. Pytt  i panna, made  from local meet and vegetables, and really yummy!! Then after lunch and coffee we run a sprint, two laps on the horce-track of Ljusdal. This was a really popular and appreciated rally-sprint. Then we all cruised through Ljusdal and out to the starting-point for the way home. We skipped the SS4, due to lack of time, and the SS5 were skipped due to safety reasons. The plans were that we would race another horse track, true the woods, at small roads, but, we intruded to much on the horse-roads, and we do not want to crash into a horse in 80km/h!

There are a big village cruise in Rättvik, the Thursday and due to they had been (during the same day) moving the cruise one hour before, and, therefore  we could not have the goal as planed, so, the place of the start of SS5 then became the goal.

Some things we could not do any thing about, but, all were happy with tha day, and the one thing all talked about was the sprint.

The winner of the sprint was Fez, with a lend car, a souer und sohn tuned (new oldspeed) zwitter, that has been in some hillraces back in the 60´s.  The over all winner was Bengt Holmen, that run with least time during the day´s racing.


Big up to all coming, both they who helped arrange and the ones that were rallying all day. Thank you all!!


Now, some pictures.



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Rättviksveckan 2014 part 2

Posted in Dagens bild/ Picture of the day, Old Speed, Resor/Trips, Swittern, Träffar/Meetings on augusti 7, 2014 by 50split

Now, in Part two, the hillrace on Monday is history, only the ”dalahorse” is the memory  of the race (for me) Tuesday was the swedish fika day. We headed to a museum, and flee-marked. He knows us since many years, I bought some small, and some big things during the year. This year he found some nice vw stuff, and they have a nice place to visit, with much old gasoline stuff and much more old different stuff.

Sadly I did not bring the camera, so no pictures from this place.

It´s the day of the drive in wedding this day at classic car week, this year our friends Nobbe and Carola were getting married. It´s the first time I´ve  been to a drive in wedding. They asked me if I could be their photograph. Ofcourse I´de love to do that.
So, this day was theirs day.


Wednesday we was over to Gösta Rustas, to see his cars, and get some gravel practice. for our friends from Oldtimer Oldspeed Club. (

We got nice weather and nice roads for practice. Rustas has a nice collection of cars and ”toys” and it´s nice to see this private collection!

Thank you Gösta for letting us in! 🙂

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Rättviksveckan 2014 part 1

Posted in Old Speed, Racing, Resor/Trips, Swittern, tävlingar, Träffar/Meetings on augusti 5, 2014 by 50split

Now it´s time for the first update from Classic Car Week (V31).
This will be pictures from preparing of the Wiking Auto Rennen, and the Hill-race  in Rättvik.

I decided that Patrik, who turned 50 this year, would run my OT 60 to the Wiking Auto Rennen.

I went down to Patrik friday night, then we changed the oil in both cars, and checked the carb on the OT 60. The saturday we left Örnsköldsvik and heading ti Ljusdal, and Helsing. the weather was warm, 32-33 degrees in the day!!! Not god for the drivers, and not god for the cars. The condenser stopped work at E4 so we needed an extra stop to fix that. In sundsvall my fan-belt exploded, but a quick swap and we was on the road again. The evening at helsing we had a good dinner, and I got some beer, then we headed to check the track and print some maps.

Sunday morning we went to print some more maps and then we went (with our new maps) on the roads we newer driven before in our nice swedish nature. Many many kilometers of only gravel roads, small asphalt roads in between.

When we got to Rättvik we met up with Paul and Fez. It was time for the ”MoT” before the hillclimb.  Rättvik was out of power, so we went to Mora for a late dinner.

On the monday we went to the hill race, and a day of hill gravel racing.

Lots of fun, and lots of nice rally cars to check out!

Fez and Paul straggled with the gravel, due to in the UK they are not having any gravel roads. I have run gravel-roads since ever, so I was not afraid to skid each corner. It was a big fun, and I liked to run the hill. When the final car was done it showed I had only 0.12 seconds between my 2 runs, and I got the third place in the car class. That was not expected, due to I have never been on a hill-race before.



Now, the pictures!

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Volksworld 2014 no 1

Posted in Old Speed, Racing, Resor/Trips, Swittern, Träffar/Meetings on april 2, 2014 by 50split

Here´s the first pictures from the trip to Volksworld 2014.



First I´ve got some hours to spend with friends @ Arlanda airport.


Henke and I outside of the vowo show

The feature were inspired by an Le Mans garage. How it looked 08.00 Friday

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@ the docks 13.00

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@ the show 21.00

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Invite to PMR # 3  in Germany 2015.



That´s all for today folks



Posted in Old Speed, Resor/Trips, Swittern, Träffar/Meetings on mars 27, 2014 by 50split

Now i´m  going to vowo 2014 with the zwitter

Here´s the last pictures before Volksworldshow 2014.

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See U @ volksworld show 2014

This weeks step towards volksworld

Posted in Swittern on mars 8, 2014 by 50split

Last weekend I washed the whole car, and also the engine, as god as I was able to.

The engine is the big thing on my car at the show, so therefore I want to has it as clean as I can get it… Its hard to get of all the dirt, when the engine is all there, and in the car, but, I did my best..


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I had some starting problems after the engine cleaning….
Found a coffee cup of water in the air filter….




Also a handful of sand from Lökken beach….. Is that the best thing to have in the airfilter…??

This week I´ve started to put back the missing Pre-A drum.

Started with start the engine, and, then I broke the throttle cable….



This is not a pleasant job, with both the gearbox oil, and the brakeoil (silicone based), but ”someone” needs to do it before Volksworld show….. That´s me!

I´m lucky that I found this 4 brakes for sale in sweden last autumn, the price was right, and all parts were there, but all put in to pieces…

So, now I have a total of 7 complete Pre-A brakes, and one broken…

This week I got a call from a friend, that I´ve talked to earlier about the broken drum and backingplate, and he offered me two ”single” reardrums, so, now I´m just missing a backingplate to the last one to complete my 8 ones.

Really nice. The backingplate i´m thinking of restoring, by weld a new lower piece.

Now, some pictures:

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Look what big differences there are between the new and old backingplate….

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Lots of details are different!


Winter-Rally Kalldrage 2014

Posted in Old Speed, Racing, Swittern, Träffar/Meetings on februari 23, 2014 by 50split

The first picture is from last weekend, when me and Rebecka went out to the garage and picked up the zwitter.

It had no power in the battery, so we decided to pull it. In with 2:nd gear, and up with the clutch. What happens when U have summer tires, and try to do that on the ice and snow covered asphalt in the wintertime…. You guessed right, the wheels slides….


Switch to winter tires and try again, but it did not want to start…. Tried with starting gas, but, no…. WTF…. then I remember I had turned of the fuel tap. Then it needed 5 meters to start! Yee



Some electrical issues, no right rear light, no horn, no headlights…

”ground problems”

This Friday evening we went to Umeå, a 135 km trip. Not that much of heat….but some defrost at the driver side on the front window…

We have possibility to put the car in a garage, the night before the race at my sisters place.

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I had some small fix to do, and, then we put on real heat, so the snow would melt down during the night.

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Sadly i had no picture of the thermometer, showing +10 in the morning time.

First start 09.30 and we had to be there one hour before, for a information, morning coffee, and ”drivers-meeting”


Now the picture bomb from the rally

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This is what the questions looks like.   ”what car?”

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The zwitter was at least top 5, theoldest car.


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125km/h with old, OLD winter tires, and different road conditions,

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