If you’re familiar with summertime in Trollhattan then you’ll already know what this story is all about. If not, then here’s another little snapshot of life in Trollywood.
If you ever come to Trollhattan in the summertime, try to include a Wednesday night in your stay here. Why?
I’m not sure exactly who organises it, but vintage and veteran vehicle owners from the Trestad area (i.e. three cities – Trollhattan, Vanersborg, Uddevalla) hold an informal car show at the locks in Trollhattan on Wednesday nights. Today was the first day of June, the first day of summer, and a Wednesday, so the lads and ladies had their cars ready to show.
I’ll start this entry with what was the end of the car show for me – the more Continental section of the show, where the Saabs were loosely congregated amongst other European makes. Here’s a fine Saab Sonett II to start with (there were no Sonett III’s at the show, nor any original Sonetts, which have actually been there in the past, both a genuine Saab 94 and a very good copy)
This was the third time I’d seen this 99 today in Trollhattan……
There are heaps more photos after the jump…….
The famous Made by Trolls sticker…
Mixed generations and different makes…. all there for the enjoyment of all.
I saw this Saab Sonett II hit a section of open road as it was leaving and I can tell you, the owner was definitely enjoying himself!
A V4 Saab 95….. the only one I saw today
An early plugin hybrid Saab???
A wonderful little sticker advertising Saab’s ‘new’ dual circuit brake system from the 1960s.
An arty photo of the Saab Sport stroker on display…..
And the engine in the same car….
It would be a little harsh if we didn’t acknowledge some of the other fine Swedish steel on display tonight…..
The beautiful Volvo P1800:
I’m not familiar enough with my 1970s Volvos to identify this one (an early 144 perhaps?), but I know it looks pretty darn tidy…..
Sweden has a huge section of the population that’s right into Americana from the 1950’s, 60’s and the muscle car era of the 70’s. There were a good number of cars from this period present tonight, including an impressive collection of Ford Mustangs of all ages.
My personal favourite from today’s American display was this Oldsmobile. The attention to detail on this car was astounding…..
And check out the tail……
Further along and up a hill was this nest of Triumphs, including one British-inspired model with a Swedish surprise!
Nestled in amongst those sportsters was this Lotus7 inspired kit car…..
It’s called a “LoCost”, which I assume refers to the comparatively modest entry price compared to the car it’s modelled on. Notice anything familiar? It’s not just these, which I’m sure I’ve seen on a Saab 9000 somewhere before…..
There’s also this…..
As I said, Wednesday night at the locks in summer is always a treat for car fans. If you’re ever planning a trip here during the warmer months, make sure you include a Wednesday if you can.