Category Archives: Cars & auto industry

50 years of Porsche 911 – Story of an icon

“Porsche 911” – listen to that. The expression sits like granite in the human culture, at least among the millions of people around the globe that have the least interest in cars. This year it becomes 50 and I believe … Continue reading

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The sweetest engine notes in the world – Top three!

The citizens of the earth have adored fast cars ever since the automobile was invented. I suspect that an important part of this universal passion is the sound of the engines, where men across the globe have gathered in garages … Continue reading

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The Saabs of my childhood and beyond

I was born in a Sweden of the 1970s, and that means to a world that looked really different from what it looks like today. It was “Folkhem” (“people’s home”, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folkhemmet) and Cold War and Sweden had become rich on … Continue reading

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Mazda Miata 25 Years!

The Japanese offensive in the automotive industry had started already during the seventies and reached hurricane strength during the eighties. Everyone was afraid of the Japanese in a similar way that we are scared of the Chinese today, and with … Continue reading

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Saab 96 1964 – Memories from my year with ‘Ann’

  In the mid 1990’s, when I was in my early twenties, I stumbled on an opportunity of a lifetime to purchase a royal blue Saab 96 from 1964. I probably understood even then that this was something big, but … Continue reading

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The car of my dreams – Something to be ashamed of

About a year ago or so some reporters at the Swedish version of Auto, Motor & Sport revealed the cars they admired in secret, the cars they were ashamed of adoring. That got me thinking about my own dream car, … Continue reading

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Saab 9000 turning 30!

The year was 1984 and our second Swedish car manufacturer was about to release an all new model, something extremely rare and when it actually happened would involve the whole nation. The tiny Swedish family car brand was undoubtedly a … Continue reading

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