Sunday, June 07, 2009

Another Coincidence

Morgan 4/4 Runabout

Anders Hedengren

What are the odds on this happening? Just like last year I decided to shoot a few portraits at the Retrorun classic car meet in Handen. I noticed a beautiful Morgan and started taking some photos of it as I got in a conversation with the owner Anders Hedengren. I explained why I wanted the portrait by telling Anders about a photo I took here one year ago. When I mentioned the name of the man I photographed, Björn Virving, Anders got a bit excited. We were at school together he said. For three years at the Tekniska Gymnasiet in Stockholm. And I haven't seen him for forty years! How weird is that!

Back to Anders, he lives in Täby and is retired. The Morgan is a new interest. It is a 2 seater with a Ford Focus engine. Before he bought it he enjoyed boating. Both engine boats and sailing boats. And he was a keen sailor for thirty five years. The Morgan Motor Company is 100 years old this year and there is a celebration in England this summer and Anders is thinking about going. That sounds like a fun trip. My hope is that Björn and Anders will hook up again after forty years, That would be kinda cool me thinks!

11 comments:

bfarr said...

Sport cars should all be red. Great shots.

brattcat said...

Great shots, great story. Wouldn't it be amazing to be there at that re-union?

PurestGreen said...

You must have been drawn to the colour red that day, as it plays so prominently in the photos. Great story!

lemon said...

Your blog is full of life, people, stories. I like it!

cieldequimper said...

WOnderful story and I love that car!

Leif Hagen said...

Hej du! AWESOME car photo, Steffe Meister! Did you get a ride around the street in it? Fun coincidence indeed! Halsa Anders fran oss i Minnesota

Jacob said...

What a beautiful car. Didn't you show this car a while back driving down the street?

Olivier said...

une voiture de rêve, on doit se sentir libre quand on conduit cette voiture. Elle est magnifique
a car of dream, they must feel free when they drive this car. It is splendid

Amy said...

very nice! The car that is I mean :-)

Vogon Poet said...

How could you get a photo of this reunion? Nice matching reds of car and driver. Great story.

Steffe said...

I agree with you red is a good color for a sports car. It would be fun brattcat. I didn't count but red was probably the most popular color at the event. Thanks lemon! No ride for me I'm afraid.