All Swedish Meet, Feb 19, 2012

The sixth annual All Swedish Cruise took place in Issaquah, Washington at the vintage XXX drive in. The local Puget Sound Volvo Sports America is in charge of this event spearheaded by enthusiasts Gary Ramstad and Gail Ritchie. We thank them for their efforts to make this show happen.

The weather gods decided to hold off on the wet stuff for this day as well.

Of course the pièce de résistance was the Volvo 123GT cars in triplets. Well, not really but great fun. From the left: Chris Horn from Oregon, Mat Shelton with family and your Humble Editor on the right.

Thanks guys for coming together for this photo op.

 

Peter King’s super nice custom Amazon. He bought in new in Sweden on a European Delivery Program and has pictures to prove it. Yes, I have harassed him for copies. Stay tuned…

 

Peter’s car is sporting a power steering unit from a 164. A very clean install.

 

The car is featuring some subtle mods like this sunken license plate.

 

 

“Hästkraft” mean horse power. I don’t know how many this Amazon had…

 

You guessed it…it’s Swedish ! Walt Tartar ‘s very nice 1953 PV.

 

Gary Ramstad’s super nice 1962 Volvo 544 PV

 

1964 Black PV544 owned by Dick Libby.

 

The Volvo 1800 gang was out in full force. This is timely since this is the 50’s anniversary of this beautiful model.

 

This 1966 1800S is owned by Gordan Freske. It has older style Jensen bumpers, grille and air intake. We like it..

 

This 1966 Volvo 1800S race car was one of the nicest cars in the show. Usually race cars are built crudely and of course purpose built but the execution and finish rivaled the show cars in the meet.

 

200 hp with SU’s…Love it!

 

Everywhere you looked…quality workmanship.

 

Here is how you loose weight. Drill baby drill! This car weighs 2000 lbs about 900kg.

 

These are Lincoln 15 X 6 wheels. A great way to bring down the unsprung weight.

 

Creative use of hub caps.

 

One of the nicest Volvo Duett we have ever seen. Owned by John Chattin-Nichols.

 

1972 1800ES with trailer is owned by Howard Haefner’s from Olympia.

 

…with matching wheels. Nice!

 

Bob Hemion’s Gold 1973 1800ES

 

Bill Gaw’s Orange 1973 1800ES

 

Ra-ta-ta-ta… Since this was an all Swedish meet it includes Saabs. Cool cars.

Ingvar Carlson 1960 Saab 93.

 

1966 Monte Carlo 850 owned Phil Lakefield Jr.

 

There you go…the 6th annual Swedish Meet went great. We look forward to the 7th.