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Bosse Ericsson's 1932 Ford Roadster of Norrtälje in Stockholm, Sweden. Built in 1959, Bosse's Ford was one of the first hot rods in Sweden to run a Chevrolet V8 engine.
Hasse Broberg and Kjelle Gustad's 1938 Chevrolet Convertible of Huddinge in Stockholm, Sweden as it appeared in the early 1960s. Bo Sandberg and his girlfriend Morris gave the car a flame paint job in 1962.
Bo Sandberg's 1959 Ford Thunderbird of Älvesjö in Stockholm, Sweden. This version of Bo's first Thunderbird was completed in 1962.
The first version of Lars Erik Ljungkvist's 1932 Ford Roadster, of Huddinge in Stockholm, Sweden, was completed in 1963. At the time there were about 30 hot rods in Sweden.
Bengt Wennergren's 1949 Ford of Enskedefältet in Stockholm, Sweden. When Bengt bought the Ford, the rear end was already restyled by Leif "Grillkorven" Rose. The build was completed in 1963.
Hasse Broberg's Modified of Enskedefältet in Stockholm, Sweden. The build was started by Pelle Karlson, but Hasse, a member of the Sill Drivers, bought it and completed it in 1964.
The second version of Lars Erik Ljungkvist's 1932 Ford Roadster, of Huddinge in Stockholm, Sweden, was completed in 1964. This version was painted Marigold Metalflake..
Hans-Erik Larsson of Stockholm bought Roland Larsson's 1932 Ford Roadster in 1964.
Sven Sandberg's 1956 Ford Sunliner convertible of Stockholm, Sweden. Sven's Sunliner was completed in 1964, featuring a Burgundy Mist paint job by his brother Bo Sandberg. Bo ran a custom shop named Yankee Customs.
Hans Broberg and Kjelle Gustad's 1957 DeSoto of Enskedefältet in Stockholm, Sweden was built in the early 1960s. Hans and Kjelle belonged to a little club called Sill Drivers, and they were often called "Sillarna". This photo shows the car as it appeared in 1964.
The Surfin Bird version of Bo Sandberg's 1959 Ford Thunderbird of Älvesjö in Stockholm, Sweden was completed in 1964.
Bo Sandberg's 1923 Ford Model T Roadster, Purple Passion, of Stockholm, Sweden. The build was completed around 1965.
Palle Eriksson's 1924 Chevrolet roadster of Stockholm, Sweden. The first version of Palle's rod was shown at the 1965 Hot Rod Show in Stockholm.
Sven Sandberg's 1932 Ford 5-Window coupe of Stockholm, Sweden. Sven started the build, known as the Glowing Coupe, in 1961. The first version was shown in 1965, featuring a paint job by Bo Sandberg of Yankee Customs.
Sven Sandberg's 1959 Chevrolet Impala of Stockholm, Sweden. The car was originally a two-door hardtop, but Sven cut the roof off it and fit it with a tonneau cover in 1965.
Bengt Wennergren's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster of Enskedefältet in Stockholm was built by Bengt between 1962 and 1966.
Lars-Erik Johansson's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster, of Stockholm, Sweden, was completed in 1966. Named "The Orange Fink", Lars Erik's roadster was known as the lowest showrod of Sweden at the time.
Arne Lindstrand's 1955 Chevrolet of Stockholm, Sweden. Arne's Chevrolet was restyled in the 1960s. This is how it appeared at the 1966 Hot Rod Show in Stockholm.
Bo Sandberg's 1959 Ford Thunderbird of Stockholm, Sweden. Bo's Thunderbird, named the Wild Bird was completed in 1966. Bo ran a custom, paint and parts shop called Yankee Customs.
The flyer for the April 1967 Hot Rod Show in Marmorhallarna, Stockholm. Two Hot Rod Show's were held in Marmorhallarna in 1967. The first took place April 5-9, 1967.
Bo Thalinsson's 1953 Ford Sunlinner Convertible of Stockholm, Sweden. Built by Bo, the build was completed in 1967.
Bo Hedenström's 1956 Ford Fairlane of Stockholm, Sweden. The build, know as the Avalanche, was started in 1966 and completed in 1967.
Bo Sandberg's Cool Cat. The Cool Cat was a customized Jaguar E-Type built by Bo Sandberg of of Yanke Customs in Älvesjö, Stockholm, Sweden. The build was completed in 1967, featuring a a red and pink Metalflake paint job.
The 1986 Hot Rod Show was held March 1-9, 1986 at Skärholmsmässan in Stockholm, Sweden.
Henrik Forss' Bucket T of Stockholm, Sweden. The first version of Henrik's T Bucket was completed in the Summer of 2001.
Henrik Forss' Bucket T of Stockholm, Sweden. The second version of Henrik's T Bucket was completed late in 2001.

In the 1960s Stockholm was known as the hot rod capitol of Sweden. The hot rodders of Stockholm used to hang out at the Cupido cafe at Roslagsgatan.


The first organized Swedish drag race event was held outisde of Stockholm, October 1-2 of 1966. Amongst the cars attending were Bosse Gamen's dragster, Sven Sandberg's 1932 Ford 5-Window coupe, the Glowing Coupe, Lars Erik Ljungkvist's 1932 Ford Roadster, and Göran Silfors' 1932 Ford Roadster, the Early Bird. Bosse's dragster did the quarter mile in 11 seconds reaching a speed of 230 km pr hour. It rained on the second day of the event, and due to the wet track, Göran's roadster did the quarter mile in 18,4 seconds, while the Glowing Coupe did it in 16,6 seconds.


Hot Rods of Stockholm, Sweden

Bo Sandberg's 1923 Ford Model T Roadster - Purple Passion
Palle Eriksson's 1924 Chevrolet Roadster
Hasse Broberg's Modified
Henrik Forss' Bucket T
Bengt Wennergren's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster
Lars-Erik Johansson's 1931 Ford Model A Roadster - The Orange Fink
Bosse Ericsson's 1932 Ford Roadster
Lars Erik Ljungkvist's 1932 Ford Roadster
Roland Larsson's 1932 Ford Roadster
Sven Sandberg's 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe - The Glowing Coupe


Custom Cars of Stockholm, Sweden

Hasse Broberg and Kjelle Gustad's 1938 Chevrolet Convertible
Bengt Wennergren's 1949 Ford
Bo Thalinsson's 1953 Ford Sunliner Convertible
Arne Lindstrand's 1955 Chevrolet
Bo Hedenström's 1956 Ford Fairlane - The Avalanche
Sven Sandberg's 1956 Ford Sunliner Convertible
Hans Broberg and Kjelle Gustad's 1957 DeSoto
Sven Sandberg's 1959 Chevrolet Impala
Bo Sandberg's 1959 Ford Thunderbird - Surfin Bird
Bo Sandberg's 1959 Ford Thunderbird - The Wild Bird
Bo Sandberg's Cool Cat


Hot Rod and Custom Car Shows of Stockholm

Hot Rod Show


Custom, Paint and Body Shops of Stockholm, Sweden

Yankee Customs


Citizens of Stockholm, Sweden

Arne Lindstrand
Bengt Wennergren
Bo Hedenström
Bo Thalinsson
Bosse Ericsson
Hans-Erik Larsson
Hans Broberg
Henrik Forss
Kjelle Gustad
Lars-Erik Johansson
Lars Erik Ljungkvist
Ralph Lysell
Rustan Haeger






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