Friday, June 18, 2010

The Indigo 3000

Off The Hood

The Indigo 3000

The third Retrorun meet took place at Torvalla in Handen last Sunday. It's a classic car show. The weather changed abruptly a couple of times during my stay, and we had both rain and sunshine. This cool self portrait was shot just before a short rain shower and is a reflection from the hood of an Indigo 3000. What's that? I hear you say. Well it was a very Swedish sports car. Designed by Hans Philip Zackau, and built by a company called Jösse Car in Åmål, Värmland between 1997 and 2001. It was a two-seated roadster. The engine came from a Volvo, and the gas tank from a Saab! The car won an Excellent Swedish Design award. The idea to build the Indigo 3000 came from Bengt Lidmalm, a former race driver who worked for Volvo for many years. In March of 1994 Lidmalm and Sven-Olof Fogelberg started building the first car and the following summer the production got under way. The price was set to 250 000 SEK. Unfortunately the company didn't survive and only 40 cars were ever produced. A few more facts can be found on the company's web site.

Skywatch Friday.

22 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Your first photo is so creative and fascinating! Almost watery! And adore that car in the second photo!

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful shot of the hood!

Gunn said...

I really think that your top photo is unique and creative.

J Bar said...

Impressive top shot and impresive car.
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cara said...

WOW that top photo is EXCELLENT!

Hilda said...

I think this is about the coolest self-portrait you have yet. I would never have guessed what was making the reflection. Looks and sounds like an awesome car, but it's just not something I can appreciate — I never developed an interest in cars. ;)

MrsLittleJeans said...

cool car cool photo

brattcat said...

Fabulous self-portrait...this would have worked brilliantly for July's theme day.

Bob Crowe said...

Very, very clever. I love it.

Bill said...

I love the self portrait!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

That's brilliant that is. Amazing photo.
Cheers.
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Jørgen Carlsen said...

Fantastic - noone could imagine the first shot is a car!

Boom Nisanart said...

The first shot is really cool !

Kim said...

Supercool selfportrait and Skywatch shot, Steffe!
-Kim

serline said...

Pictures were great. Love the water reflections.

Halcyon said...

The first photo is really neat! Cool effect.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

That first shot is an eye grabber. Almost psychedelic.

Steffe said...

It's not a water reflection, but it is a cool reflection. Thanks all. More car photos to come in the next few days.

Olivier said...

superbe la premiere photo, j'adore

EG Wow said...

That first shot is amazing. I have no idea how you did it...but it is very, very cool!

Steffe said...

I noticed the reflected surface and as I'm always on the lookout for stuff like that I lifted the camera and took one photo. And this was the result. I guess I was lucky as the sky kept changing all day.

Kcalpesh said...

Wow, what a gorgeous car! Absolutely impressive...

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