Haga Park in Stockholm yesterday.
An unusual thing nowadays.
A Russian thing.
By Swedish standards, that is. Burger, potatoes, sauce and jam (?), unidentified leaves, salad buffet and all the coffee you care to drink, kr 89 or about €10. At least that’s the actual price, not kr 89 plus VAT and tip.
One of these Swedish things, seen in its country of origin. It had the Ford Cologne V4 sadly so no two stroke sound (and smell) effects. Seen outside NK which is one of bigger department stores in Stockholm.
One of these. Unusually, it doesn’t look recently restored, just used and maintained.
Want to get into a Tesla or McLaren, even if it’s not strictly speaking yours?
Power to weight ratio.
So it’s nearly time for this button now. No, I’ve never had a car with them before.
Chris Bangle is known for various BMWs. However these aren’t his only claim to fame. Here’s one he did earlier. A Fiat Coupé, from those distant days when Fiat had something other than endless variations of the 500 to offer. They did a 20V turbo five but this isn’t one.
In much of the world, the colour palette from which people choose in buying a car is:
Fifty-one years ago today Sweden went to the dark side and started driving on the right, despite more than 80% of voters saying “nej” to the idea in a referendum in the 1950s.
But not any more.
Fifty years ago you could have bought a Mk1 Escort, just like this:
Latest in my series of unusual and often forgotten (and often deservedly so) means of varying ratios is the Beier variable ratio gear, or CVT as we’d call it today. It was designed by a Herr Beier, an Austrian gent whose name would therefore rhyme with Mayor, more or less.
Vauxhall Royale, aka Opel Monza
This thing, the Ford Versailles, sold in South America.
Came across this very large German vehicle today. It’s even bigger than any Merc than I’ve seen to date.