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Getaway in Stockholm

ChrisMk77

Autocross Champion
Hej och välkommen, please dont go Homer Simpson on my local nuclear plant and fat finger something. 😄

If you have time you should drive on some of the forest backroads in Småland, I am not well orientated on them that far north but if you want to go further south let me know.
 

Treadup

Drag Racing Champion
Thanks for all the advice on what to see and where to go.
We made it to Västervik today with a visit in route to an old mine shaft.
I was claustrophobic as hell as a child but I managed this without feeling overwhelmed.
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Västervik is a beautiful old town. I walked until it got dark and had the best pistachio gelato I’ve had yet.
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Cars on the next post, ran out of room.
 

Treadup

Drag Racing Champion
So I saw two of theses 740 Volvo truck conversion today. I should of got a shot of the diamond plated “fish box” in the bed. I was trying to keep the occupants out of the photo.
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My co driver got some photos of this GTE and I didn’t notice until looking close at the photos but that looks like an Aerofabb spoiler extension to me.
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A few other notable cars...
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ChrisMk77

Autocross Champion
So I saw two of theses 740 Volvo truck conversion today. I should of got a shot of the diamond plated “fish box” in the bed. I was trying to keep the occupants out of the photo.
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My co driver got some photos of this GTE and I didn’t notice until looking close at the photos but that looks like an Aerofabb spoiler extension to me.
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A few other notable cars...
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Those modified Volvos are A-tractors and can legally only go 20mph but you can get the AM license for them when you are 15 years old instead of 18 for regular drivers licence.

How did you like the big E22 road going through Söderköping, must be crazy for an American where there is 4+ lane roads going everywhere?
 

Treadup

Drag Racing Champion
Those modified Volvos are A-tractors and can legally only go 20mph but you can get the AM license for them when you are 15 years old instead of 18 for regular drivers licence.

How did you like the big E22 road going through Söderköping, must be crazy for an American where there is 4+ lane roads going everywhere?
Do the A-tractors have speed limiters on them? When I work in Finland I see a lot of the kids driving the really small cars that are speed limited.

From my experience drivers are very respectful in Sweden so far and do not tailgate or speed very often. The highways are very well maintained and I enjoyed E22. I don’t live in a big city in the US but have definitely driven on my share of 4+ lane roads.
 

Treadup

Drag Racing Champion
Hej och välkommen, please dont go Homer Simpson on my local nuclear plant and fat finger something. 😄

If you have time you should drive on some of the forest backroads in Småland, I am not well orientated on them that far north but if you want to go further south let me know.
Where in Sweden do you live? If I search Småland on google maps it shows many points near where I am in Västervik.
 

ChrisMk77

Autocross Champion
Do the A-tractors have speed limiters on them? When I work in Finland I see a lot of the kids driving the really small cars that are speed limited.

From my experience drivers are very respectful in Sweden so far and do not tailgate or speed very often. The highways are very well maintained and I enjoyed E22. I don’t live in a big city in the US but have definitely driven on my share of 4+ lane roads.
It is just funny how the main highway goes in to that small towns center with traffic ligths and everything, those things in finland are probably moped cars that EU countrys allows.

The story on cars being altered and registered as tractors dates back to WW2 when the army needed tractors to pull cannons and stuff around, they had to confiscate tractors from farmers so the goverment made a rule that farmers could modify old trucks into tractors.

Now they have recently changed the regulation a bit so you can take almost any larger car or SUV and just flash a speed limiter to 40kmh with encryption and put up a partitioner so you cant have backseat passengers.

I live outside of Kalmar so that is still the same county as Västervik and Småland is like the state.
 
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Treadup

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I was eating dinner tonight and this beauty rolled by. Also a RS6 avant- but I I didn’t get the phone out in time.
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Came across this mint Volvo truck while exploring an old town yesterday.
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Wish we had the Amarok in the states
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Picturesque town I drove through today.
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Treadup

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Finally after numerous trips to VW dealers in Scandinavia, a lapiz blue MK8 Golf R. So much better in person. The mk7 profile looks better but man is this car sexy.
The California camper van is badass, too!
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bentin

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Thanks for those pics, the R really does look good. Pity they haven't gotten any better with orange peel, but I still think I'll go with black.
 
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