Sunday, August 30, 2020

Wir uber uns. About us. Reflection

No. We did not attend Bonneville Speed Week this year. In spite of sun, the hard white salt and the speed that follows. Instead we stayed in cold rain in Sweden. Because we were stuck. Couldn't enter the US of A as Swedish citizens due to the well know global virus. 
Bonneville Speed Week 2018. Little did we know how magic this event turned out to be. But we'll get back as soon as we're allow to be back.

But how do we keep sane and dreams alive during current Covid crises? 
Our way forward has been and still is; To be engaged. To work, Dream and Think together with friends.
Carina and I worked 5-6 hours a day during our summer vacation to get those basic systems back in service in our dear Olds Bertha. Our Rocket Ride to be. 
At some point it was running just great. Ready for the Swedish Car Inspection. 
When you're working hard it's good get some disturbance. To have hot Big Block Camaro coming by...
...with  it's cheerful owner. 
It's good to be a team too. My no.1 team member. Carina. Jack of all trades, master of some. My wife, Tech Expert Engineer, Salt Slush CFO...
...and the provider of food for hard workers in need of energy.
Anders is busy as always with a new project. Currently his to be fuel injected Matra Bagheera. Proof of concept coming up...
...when his home made throttle body-inlet manifold...
and catch tank (drenched fuel pump) is in service.
Across the street you'll find Ragnar. How do we know that he's working? Here's how;  His pounding hammer and his rythmic machines can be heard in the harbour. As a mid day ghost over the Ringö Marina. 
Magnus is a man of many projects. Keeps his mind at ease while the rest of us are getting nervous just trying to remember them all. This is my favorite. Eaton TVS 1900 + Diesel V8 = Experiance!
Ulf and his customs. Makes us all perky. 
Ringön. Where we get our sun tan when the high speed desert is closed.
Ringön-Where Cougars and Javelin can meet friendly. Roaring.
What about Kalle? What is he doing? Well, he's on the car guy couch with Flowers in his hair (left minded flower power) talking about Vespa from the fifties, while he in parallell has bought a kind of Swedish Willys Jeep. 
Will he be able to contain these two sides? The Hippie and Military Man. We'll see. 
Remark: Swedes are obviously not hawks. Pictured contraption was named Valp by the Swedish Army, which translates to Puppy. 
Even in case of war we try to avoid conflicts and be soft. 
Other than that? Well, our shelves are full of turbos and superchargers.
Ready for your ride. 
When you are ready

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