Monday, September 02, 2013

The Highway Patrol

Highway Patrol Raggare
Always fun to hang with the people in the unique Swedish subculture "Raggare" . That's what I did on Saturday during the 19th Grand Prix Raggarbil event at Vegabaren in Handen. That meant seeing a lot of American cars from the 1950s to the 1970s. Most of them in mint condition. But not all of them as you can see here. There are a few great competitions at the event, one of them being Worst Looking Greaser Car. This one has travelled all the way from Värmland to take part. And, yes this former Highway Patrol car has passed the vehicle inspection, that is a rule if you want to be part of this meet. I will show you much more cars and people from this meet in the next few days.

10 comments:

JM said...

What a gathering! Great captures.

Andy said...

The police car looks like a wreck but it has a fantastic set of wheels on it.

Luis Gomez said...

These are great Steffe!

Judy said...

It must still run if it made it there. Cool shots!

RedPat said...

This must be so much fun to go to. We call these old wrecks "rat rods" and there seems to be a real movement towards them.

Bob Crowe said...

Well, I think the Highway Patrol design was an afterthought, but American police did use enormous Chevys like this.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

How in the world do these cars get all the way to Sweden? Especially a highway patrol car!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Um! It passed the inspection ? HOW :))))

VP said...

Love the car, it is really awesome! How can it possibly pass an inspection? Not even here they will allow anything like that on the road...

Gunn said...

What an event!
Great images!
Great documentary!