Welcome to the THE H.A.M.B. forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Go Back   THE H.A.M.B. > General Discussion > The Hokey Ass Message Board

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-25-2011, 08:41 AM   #1
Ryan
Administrator
 
Ryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1995
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 14,451
Default Power Hot Rod Reunion - Sweden



The traditional hot rod scene in Sweden is an amazing one. For years, those fellas have been using creativity to replace accessibility and as a result, they've built a number of cars that have a very specific look to them. It's really quite hard to p...

To read the rest of this blog entry from The Jalopy Journal, click here.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 09:24 AM   #2
silverdome
Grenade Inspector
 
silverdome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: McCune, Ks.
Posts: 326
Default Re: Power Hot Rod Reunion - Sweden

Looks like a real nice Hot Rod gathering.
__________________
1 man, 2 doors, 3 gears, 4 tires, 5 windows, 6 cylinders, GO, GO, GO.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 09:29 AM   #3
bonez
Old School HAMBer
 
bonez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Slow lane
Posts: 3,515
Default Re: Power Hot Rod Reunion - Sweden

Thanx for the Link.
If you like the PHRR you'd love the Lead Paking, its only traditional cars in there.
Gotta agree thou, the Swedes are good at this, they have gas in their blood, driven by true passion.
__________________
Sent from my ouiji board with black magic
offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 07-25-2011, 10:10 AM   #4
Detroit Chrome
FNG
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: California
Posts: 5
Default Re: Power Hot Rod Reunion - Sweden

Here is the link: http://www.bigmeet.com/
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 10:58 AM   #5
RPW
Member
 
RPW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: South of Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 947
Default Re: Power Hot Rod Reunion - Sweden

Great photos Mr42 and nice seeing you there!

Detroit Chrome: Thats the link to the Power Big Meet, not Power Hot Rod Reunion. Same organizer but a different event.

PHRR is a laid back event, two days with camping close to the drag strip, and "run what you brung". Its for rods, customs, drag racers and anything modified old Americian made (some old Euro cars tends to sneak in, but they are a rare sight there).
Of course, I have a lot of photos, but at that event I worked for organizer, Power Magazine, so I cant show them here... Take a look at youtube for this and earlier years events http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...nion+2011&aq=f

The show mentioned by Bonez, Lead Parking, is an outdoor show for customs only. Any other car is to be parked at visitors parking. But its the best gathereing of customs in Europe and it has been going on for 21 years now! Its organized by Customs of Sweden, http://www.ckos.org/
__________________
- Kustom style - Not lifestyle -

Last edited by RPW; 07-25-2011 at 11:07 AM.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 11:06 AM   #6
cool37
Senior Member
 
cool37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,797
Default Re: Power Hot Rod Reunion - Sweden

Great to see the hot rod flame expand into other countries!
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 11:40 AM   #7
Mr 42
Senior Member
 
Mr 42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,164
Default Re: Power Hot Rod Reunion - Sweden

Thanks Ryan
We swedes appriceate the attention :-)

You made my day :-)
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 01:14 PM   #8
treb11
Alliance Member
 
treb11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 1,944
Default Re: Power Hot Rod Reunion - Sweden

Sweet

Sweeet
__________________
Only the good die young. If you want to live a long time, be an asshole.

" I am attempting madam, to construct a Nemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bearskins "
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 01:47 PM   #9
PinstriperSkeet
FNG
 
PinstriperSkeet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cranfills Gap, Texas / Bronnoysund, Norway
Posts: 31
Default Re: Power Hot Rod Reunion - Sweden

I leave Norway on Wednesday to head to Lycksele for Motorveckan, with my pinstriping stuff.. Im really looking forward to be in Sweden.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 02:47 PM   #10
Tampa 3-W Duce Coupe
FNG
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: tampa
Posts: 13
Default Re: Power Hot Rod Reunion - Sweden

Hello Sveden Folks,

Last year I found a 1962 Volvo, P-1800 Jensen, sports car in my wife's aunt's barn in Michigan. Made in Gothham, Sveden.
Trailered it home to Tampa Bay, FL where I'm restoring it.
Clock shows 41-K origional miles.
After the basics, it started up fine. I had the 2 SU carbs re-built, etc.
2012 will be the 50th anniversary of this car as the pace car for the 12 hours of Sebring race in FL.
And it's code is white, as the 1962 pace car.
When it's done I may ask if I can take it to the track to display as an origional car like the pace car.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 04:52 PM   #11
Slick Willy
Old School HAMBer
 
Slick Willy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Marshfield, MA
Posts: 3,089
Default Re: Power Hot Rod Reunion - Sweden

Cool,
Yesterday afternoon a small group of us HAMBers were sitting around at a show. I brought up Mr.42's thread and others I have read about the hotrod scene over there. All the other guys had seen these as well and the concensus was the same, always cool looking cars that have it right.
__________________
~Wm.'s Co. Moustache Wax~
now available! P.M. me for details!!
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 05:03 PM   #12
ct1932ford
Alliance Member
 
ct1932ford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Bridgewater,CT.
Posts: 4,466
Default Re: Power Hot Rod Reunion - Sweden

That blue 32 roadster is as nice as it gets!
__________________
"Don't let the door hit you
in the ass on the way out" (My Dad)
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 07:34 PM   #13
Hotdoggin DaddyO
Grenade Inspector
 
Hotdoggin DaddyO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Hays, Ks
Posts: 143
Default Re: Power Hot Rod Reunion - Sweden

Doesn't matter where you're from...Kool is Kool.
online   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 08:30 AM   #14
flamingokid
Senior Member
 
flamingokid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Olathe,Kansas
Posts: 1,340
Default Re: Power Hot Rod Reunion - Sweden

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hotdoggin DaddyO View Post
Doesn't matter where you're from...Kool is Kool.
My sentiments exactly...
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 08:28 PM   #15
gardenjeg
Newbie
 
gardenjeg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: nc
Posts: 96
Default Re: Power Hot Rod Reunion - Sweden

Wow some great cars thanks for the pics.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 09:03 PM   #16
Gator
Old School HAMBer
 
Gator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: White House TN
Posts: 4,020
Default Re: Power Hot Rod Reunion - Sweden

I've always respected the dedication our overseas hot rod brothers have - the cost and difficulty with shipping cars and parts, customs holdups, government regulations, etc etc - NOT to mention the price of fuel. Another thing we tend to forget is the roads - I remember seeing a '57 Chevy in Dunoon Scotland when I was stationed there - it took up both lanes of the roadway - haha.

And guys here start threads bitching about parking their hot rod due to the price of gas or whining about getting outsmarted by some scammer on Craigslist burning them for a whole $50.
__________________
If you're gonna be dumb, you better be tough...
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 10:58 PM   #17
weez
Member
 
weez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Burbank, Ca, USA
Posts: 855
Default Re: Power Hot Rod Reunion - Sweden

I'm leaving for Sweden on Thursday, going to the Rat Fink Reunion in Avesta that Swedish Mooneyes puts on, then to the A-Bombers O.S.W. in Uddevalla- Love the attention to old rods and customs they have there! And love trying to keep up with the Jokers' beer consumption!

See some of you there!
__________________
weez
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2011, 12:37 AM   #18
weez
Member
 
weez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Burbank, Ca, USA
Posts: 855
Default Re: Power Hot Rod Reunion - Sweden

Quote:
Originally Posted by weez View Post
I'm leaving for Sweden on Thursday, going to the Rat Fink Reunion in Avesta that Swedish Mooneyes puts on, then to the A-Bombers O.S.W. in Uddevalla- Love the attention to old rods and customs they have there! And love trying to keep up with the Jokers' beer consumption!

See some of you there!
Scratch that... didn't make it- not this year- (long story)
__________________
weez
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 11:32 PM   #19
Nevala
Alliance Member
 
Nevala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Georgetown, Tx
Posts: 347
Default Re: Power Hot Rod Reunion - Sweden

They have a lager called "pistonhead". That's cool enough on it's own!
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 01:40 PM   #20
pig iron
FNG
 
pig iron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 33
Default Re: Power Hot Rod Reunion - Sweden

here it comes
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nevala View Post
They have a lager called "pistonhead". That's cool enough on it's own!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	pistonhead (2).jpg
Views:	513
Size:	120.1 KB
ID:	1384258  
offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:22 AM.