Sunday, September 26, 2021

At the end just before a new beginning

The summer at latitude 57 is over. Except for those days. Those days when the rain stops and the last breeze of hope is sweeping in. Every second is precious and you want to breathe the last breath of summer. Especially since we're in the final pandemic wave and we're all somewhat socially isolated.  

Under these conditions we found it appropriate to wash our hands, open the workshop doors and go for a Sunday tour in suitable rides. 

At Salt Slush Racing we're now balancing on a edge. The dark, cold winter is coming at us, which is depressing. But it means cosy garage time and happy customers who are sending out orders from their workshops as street and race cars are being prepared for 2022.

Another bright light in the Nordic winter is the fact that we can travel to L.A in late November and try to wake up our Landspeed racer Amazon as well as our Big block Suburban tow car. That's hope of a new beginning in its purest form. Race season 2022 is still far away, but planning can begin.

Coming back to summer end and the last inspiration tour...
 Last Sunday the sky was grey, but we were all at ease when we took a tour to an island called Orust to meet other car guys. Carina was happy since Ulf and Sussie joined with their chop top -51 Mercury Custom.
 Carina, Anders and I felt that our -41 Buick Business Coupe was the right choice for this tour since we were visiting old school custom & hot rod guys. In addition, it was ready for the first real 200km shake down.

1941 Buick Super at the west Swedish countryside. Reliable as a door stop.
There was another -41 Buick Super at Rogers nice place. Felt good.
 But we could have stayed home at the Salt Slush Shop. Because others took the opportunity to take a tour too. Like Stefan Dunert who paid us a visit while he took his 32 Ford pick-up for a end of season spin.
There's a flow of nice car guys coming by the Salt Slush Shop on any Sunday and today was not different. Among those, this nice AD Chevy Truck came by with a nice owner. Meanwhile Carina and I was fighting...
...fuel starvation problems on our 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket. In vain.

Summary; It's getting colder and darker, but there's post pandemic hope of open borders, racing and a back-to-normal-social life. In the border country between boring and boost, it's time to look forward to racing, car events of all type and parties! And if there's another sunny, dry Sunday...Drive!

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