Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Legendary Car

A Legendary Car

The Airbrush Artist

This is a well known Hot Rod. Made from a 1932 Ford by the Swedish hot rod guru Lennart Djurberg back in 1956. At that time it was the first ever hot rod in the country. Djurberg has a Mooneyes/Gasoline Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award, and is known all over the world for his work. He has worked with Ford cars all his life. His dad opened a Ford garage back in the 1940's. Today Lennart's son Johan works there together with his famous dad. I noticed the car in Västerhaninge on Sunday, and managed to get a chat with the current owner, Håkan Lindberg, who you can see on the second photo. Håkan is into cars and motorcycles. He is a member of ASPES MC Club, and drives a Harley Davidson. He works for Mercedes with airbrushing. And for thirty years his big hobby has been custom motorcycle paint design. He is well known in the industry, and has won many awards for his designs. He knows quite a few people that I have previously photographed. Like The Tattooed Man and The Tattooed Woman. And of course the members of the Wishbone Club Anna and her brother John. Only half-jokingly, Håkan told me that he can't wait for retirement as he then will be able to focus full time on his hobbies! A happy man indeed.

19 comments:

Don and Krise said...

A gorgeous car indeed, and with some history attached. That certainly adds to the value.

Rob said...

now that's a classic!

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful shots Steffe!

T. Becque said...

I like the idea of you doing a book on your portraits and stories. You're good at them. I want you to know that I've ordered my Moo cards per your suggestion and I will be pushing myself into the uncomfortalbe zone of photographing strangers when they know I am!

Peter said...

seriously cool

Halcyon said...

A very cool old car!

EG Wow said...

I think that hotrod would be fun to drive around town. :)

Olivier said...

une voiture de rêve, j'adore ce design dragster

John said...

What a beauty

Paul - Leeds in Yorkshire daily photo said...

Great car and lots of history too, Steffe. You are right he is a lucky guy. Hot rods are not really big here in Yorkshire, cannot ever recall seeing one.

Steffe said...

Hurrah for that T. I ordered two hundred new moo cards myself the other day. You will soon be addicted to shooting portraits. I didn't know I had it in me to do this until I gave it a go and now I can't stop!


There's many many thousands of unique cars in this country,which is good for nutty photographers like me!

anjoe playhouse said...

Do you think he will exchange that car with a Toyota Corolla :-D
Great shots!

Washington said...

Wow! This is so cool!

Lois said...

What a cool looking hot rod! It is obviously well taken care of too.

Bill said...

Mr Lindberg is a very lucky guy, being the owner of this fabulous hot rod. I am sure I've seen it featured in a Swedish movie on the World Movie Channel.

Gunn said...

The car and the owner suit each other. nice composition and colors!:)

Leif Hagen said...

A fantastic car and a nice portrait of that old car cool cat!

Steffe said...

I don't see that trade happening!
Believe it or not I met another Hot Rod owner with pretty much the same job/hobbies as Håkan yesterday. Story and photos of that encounter tomorrow.

VP said...

I'm totally ignorant about old cars and take your word for it. A very good portrait with a living legend.