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Autoseum carmuseum. Sport, race bilar
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Lola sport 2000

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Sports 2000-1

Eric Broadley

Sport 2000 in Sweden

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Midget Modsport

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Esther Lotus 7 copy

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Caterham Club

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 Esther 7
Lotus Seven copy.  

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Lotus Europa

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Lotus Europa


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Hammarlund Midget

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C-G Hammarlund

Hammarlund story

SwedishGP Råbelöv 1956

CG Hammarlund farmer?

Canon Race 1959

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Swebe Midget

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Swebe FJ

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Swebe Midget

After the war Swedish race drivers wanted to get a racing class somewhat alike the American Midget Racing. This was something to put money on and 1947 a suitable regulation was created for this class.

They who worked with this changed the American car type and build a low, slim car with the engine mounted behind driver. These ideas were presented by Håkansson brothers. The frame consist of tubes made of krom-molybden pipes. This unit carried the wheels with the help of quarter elliptical plate springs.

After this the car look like a mini Auto-Union from late 30 th. In the rear a JAP 500 engine was used, giving a power of 40 ps over a Norton gearbox. No one of the brothers were interested to drive so they contacted one driver from Husqvarna, Åke Jönsson.

The name Effyh for this car was constructed according the following. Eff for Folke, y for Yngve and h for Håkansson. The car was an immediate success. Totally 57 car were produced. See link about Håkansson. All other Midgets which were built were more or less clones of the Effyh. The Håkansson company sold license for the car.

Effyh midget racer.
Translation from Arvika museum info.

Effyh 500 1937 - 1952.
Engine: One cylinder air cold overhead valve JAP.
Weight: 310 kg, Top speed 180 km/h

After WWII there was an interest for a cheap formel car. This led to that drivers started to compete  with cars in the midget class at the end of 1940.

Several car were English Coopers, but homebuilt cars were also common. Officially this formula car was named F3, but in Sweden it was called Midget or the Dwarf.

One of the most popular midget racing cars were Effyh. It was built in Malmö by the  Håkansson brother Company. They cooperated with Åke Jönsson in Arlöv. Between 1947 and 1952 56 copies of Effyh were built. Furthermore one Effyh were built by spare parts for William Arne Motor Circus..

The chassis was made of chrome molybden steel pipes and the chariot was made at Heinels Chariot factory in Malmö. The engine was a one cylinder English 500 cc JAP. The gearbox was taken from Norton or Burman.

Ola By a driver from Arvika won 1954 Swedish Championship 1954, driving a Effyh. This car was later sold to Norway. Eventually it can be the same car that is on exhibit at the Arvika museum. This car was bought as a renovation object from Norway, but no proof can be shown.


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Swebe F3

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MG Replica

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Dodge Racer

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Info Dodge Racer. Ref. 1 1920 - 1929. Ref. 1
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Fiat Special

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Amilcar

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 Car museum in Karlskrona

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 Amilcar
Amilcar was a very popular car in France and it was sold between 1921 to 1940. It's era of greatness was in the middle of 1920. This was not massive selling, instead it was a sport car model which was right in time. With this car the owner could have success on the race track.

The idea from the beginning was to produce a car, which fit in the tax system. The first car made became what was called a cycle car.

It was not allowed to have a bigger engine than 1100 cc and max weight 350 kg except all extras. If the car could fit within these rules it could take the name as a cycle car and tax was 100 franc pro year. If not it was in France called Voiturette.

France hade the same sort of classification according help engines (mopeds) in the end of WWII. A help engine with over 50 cc was taxed. Read more about ABG VAP4.

But back to Amilcar. The first Amilcar was a cycle car and presented at Paris Motor Show 1921. It was Jules Solomon and Edmond Moyet who constructed this car. This car type led to a boom of success for such a cars. This was because the low taxation.

The car name came from the owners of the firm. Joseph Lamy and Emil Akar. from their names the car name Amilcar was derived.

Hotchkiss took over the firm 1939 and presented a developed Amilcar-Hotchkiss equipped with a chariot from Adler. It's name became Compound.

When Germany occupied France 1940 the production of Amilcar ceased and also for all sub partners.

During the 20th Amilcar had a very popular sport model. It was named CGS "Grand Sport" 1924. It was developed into another car CGSS 1927, which of course was a winning one on the race tracks.

1930th the firm was up to what they could afford. The production was now so large that they had to move to larger areas in Paris. They were forced to sell more passenger cars on the market.

The expense increased because of different engines with 8 cylinders and up to 2.45 litres started to be produced.

A finance company Sofia took over the power of Amilcar, mostly because of bad selling according to the production during 30th. The last car produced was a Amilcar Pegase. This car got an engine from Delahaye.


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Ferrari Ockelbo

Ockelbo Ferrari. Ref. 1
Info Ockelbo Ferrari. Ref. 1
Ockelbo Ferrari med under kläder från Alfa Romeo. Ref, 1Ockelbo Ferrari på Arvika museum, Alfa-Romeo under kläder. Ref. 1
Ferrari 856 Monza. Ref. 1
Min Ferrari 857S på Karlskoga 1966.Ockelbo Ferrari på Arvika museum. Ref. 1
Ockelbo Ferrari på Arvika musaeum. Ref. 1

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Ockelbo Lundgren

Pagano

Ferrari Mondial 1

Ferrari Mondial 2

Ferrari Monza 1

Ferarri Monza 2

About my 857S

Ferrari 857 S

Ockelbo Ferrari. Ref. 1
Ferarri Replica with Volkswagen underwear.
Ferrari 500 Mondial 1954.
Replica with Ockelbo chariot.
Translation from Arvika museum info.

Erik "Ockelbo" Lundgren was during the 1950 th a well-known racing driver in Sweden. Some time during the years 1956 - 57 he started to build a racing car of his own. The new material armed plastic had shown up. Remember Chevrolet Corvette and Volvo Sport. He borrowed a Ferrari from Ulf Norinder. It was a Mondial and copied it's chariot by making a mould from this car.

After this he realized that he could sell copies. He succeeded to sell at least 50 copies to other person who wished to build a "Ferrari". This work kept on till 1960.

The chariot was made so it could take any chassis types. Sorry to say because of this none had a good fitting.

Sorry by I now only 2 complete cars with Ockelbo chariot. One at Autoseum and one at Arvika museum. Sometimes there is a Ockelbo chariot for sale in nostalgia car papers.

 

Closer info about the Autoseum Ferrari car is not availalbe. See Autoseum info to the left.

The chariot for the present car in Arvika museum became unused for 40 years before Gunnar Ohlsson from Sunne bought it. He worked with it for 10 years from 1995. It's chassis was built in Karlstad and had to be corrected several times before it became fit for use.

The mechanical component was taken from Alfa Romeo Alfetta 1982.

This replica is without doubt one of the most successful in the difficult home building hobby. The risk to get an ugly swan is very large if not the craftsmanship and qualifications are present.

Engine: Alfa Romeo four cylinder double overhead camshaft engine.
Volume: 2000 cm³. Power: 145 ps.
Weight: 750 kg. Top speed: Close to 200 km/h.

Today from 2000 has this mould been taken over by a company Pagano. They offer new chariots. See link.

Erik Lundgren went over, with this experiences to produce pleasure boats instead. This was a better business. He also started with snow scooters.


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AC Cobra Replica 

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AC Cobra story

AC ACE

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