and... Well that's all. It was not any racing until I had put my Hot Rod B-Ford 32 together and started to drive on the local track in Stockholm. At this time it was a place named Skarpnäck. There I raced for several years ahead. With this car I was superior over all other race cars, except the professionals of course. This was the beginning of 1960. They overtook me at the
Within the Sport Car Club I became both secretary, treasurer, editor for the club paper, responsible organizer and racing leader. I didn't like to be a treasurer. I made my job. But I didn't lend money out of the cash box which seems to be frequent nowadays.
(honorable member of SSK),
was almost a class mate in the gymnasium in Strängnäs. He studied the
Latin line and I went for biology. Without knowing it we met later at
Skarpnäck. At that time he was secretary with Albin Jansson
(honorable member of SSK nr 1)
as chairman and
Sven Nilsson on paper as race leader, in
the board for Stokholms Sportvagnsklubb. Everybody was interested in
racing, except perhaps for Albin who hade been in the led when the
former MG-Club started. MG Club became later Stockholms Sportvagnsklubb.
One of the famous members was also
Björn_Erik Lind. Well known for book writing about MG-cars.
who was sergeant pilot, or on training for this profession, at this time. He had tremendous reflexes and feeling for how to
drive fast. He started with a Lotus Europa. He also had the knowledge
how to trim both engine and chassis. He became one of my most difficult
adversary. I can also say that my racing career ended when he overtook
my Ferrari at the straight after pit curve at Karlskoga 1967 with his
Ginetta G4. At that time I had reach as far it was possible for me with this
1955 860 Ferrari. More about this under headline My Cars. Erling bought
later a Diva GT10F in which he drove a shorter time. After this car his
racing time ended.
Kjell Wallin, big man within BMC, MGA, MGB, which he continued up to today. He has his own workshop ELWA MOTORS, in Stockholm. He drove MGA with different kind of engines. The last one was the Twin Cam.
Sven Flärvall came some times to Skarpnäck. He was a car mechanics with his own workshop? The car he drove was an old Nordic Special equipped with 100 hp ford engine. He had no progress on track mostly due to that he didn't supported the car. I saw this car at Barkarby on a trailer 2003. Obviously it was for sale. This car was raced already 1948 at Skarpnäck with Sven Karlsson behind the wheel. May be Karlsson from Enskede changed name. Sten Hjalmarsson, and Lennart Lindén,
Knut Johansen had a Porsche 356, but couldn't afford in the long run. He was a member of arrangers at SSK and together with Jan Agrén organized the SSK exhibition at Osterman Marble Halls. Later he opened a petrol station in Sköndal. Knut came in conflict with SSK and ended his active life with SSK. At this time his race career had already ended.
Freddy Kottulinsky and Hasse Radefalk (honorable member of SSK) are both
*)Bosse Kasby died 10/11 2017.
drove Lotus Seven and was a very good driver. He hanged always in my
but could never overtake me.
Within the club there was a spirit of
development. We wanted to have a cooperation with the other sport car
clubs in Sweden. SVKG, Skaraborg, MGCC and Denmark. These clubs were a
bit anxious about SSK. They thought that we should take over. After much
work we succeeded to write a regulation that everybody was happy with.
The main thing was kg/hk and was not build upon homologated cars. With
this figure we decided to start with four classes A to D, and form 6.99
to over 11,49. I had a lot of car books for almost all years and models
and marks. With this I put together a list of cars as a ground for kg/ps.
To this the driver got additions for new cam 15%, special top 20%,
raising of compression 10% and so on. In the beginning it was very
"ruff", but it showed to have a very good function. The
The physical evidence for paper "Sportvagnen och Vi" are 3 n:o from 1964 and 1965. Although I red an article written by Lars Strängborn (honorable member of SSK) at SSK 30 years. Olle Leufvén and Gunnar Elmgren did this paper spontaneous. The paper was distributed with 2 edition 1964 and 1 edition 1965, then the will to write was over. The paper was revived 1966 under the eager work of Jan Agrén. No less than 7 numbers were distributed to the members. Now in A5, 4 or 8 pages. 1967 Magnus Alvan took over with 4 n:o, and 2 n:o 1968. 1969 Jan Agren was on duty again with 5 n:o. Björn Bellander (honorable member of SSK) took over 1970 with 3 n:o and 1 double n:o. 1971 Björn and Olle Odsell shared the work with 4+2 double n:o. 1972 Next editor was Torbjörn Ahlström and he produced 4 single and 2 double n:o. 1973 P-G Johansson in Södertälje with 4 n:o and 2 double n:o. The same for 1974 with 3 single and 1 double n:o. 1975 no paper was distributed. 1976 Olle Odsell (honorable member of SSK) started a long period. You can see him as mr Sportvagnen och Vi, with 4 n:o. 1977 Olle wrote 2 n:o. 1978 2 n:o. 1979 2 n:o. 1980 both Olle and Björn Bellander wrote 2 n:o totally. 1981 Björn was of the opinion that 10 years are enough. His time within SSK was over and Göran Andren took over with 1 single and 1 double n:o. 1982 Göran Andrén continued as editor with help from Olle Odsell with 3 n:o. 1983 the paper got a new name and was called Info instead, 4 n:o by Göran and Olle. 1984 3 n:o by Göran and Olle. 1985 Tege Tornvall wrote together with Göran Andren, 4 n:o. 1986 Göran and Tege, spontaneous, 5 n:o. 1987 Göran with 3 n:o. 1988 did Spotvagnen och VI its last year from Göran Andren with 3 n:o. It may have come some more n:o during these years, but this is what I have taken care of. See further under calendar page.
The race competitions were developed
so much that several of the club members felt that it was to expensive and
serious. SSF disappeared to the other sport Car Clubs and a down period
came to Sportvagnsklubben. It was time for new ideas and moves. The rule
to restrict the racing to sport cars did not function any more. The
production of sport cars that was suitable for racing were limited. Now
SSK were lucky for what we had, the people that had been active and the
man with right ideas. Robin Shorter started with 2 invitation races at
Mantorp Park 1970. Look further in SSK-series.
Here is a link list to different n:os
of Sportvagnen och Vi. This is for all calendar lovers.
Other Cars MC museums in this website
Adalen car museum
Arnolds_cars & odds ends
Arvika car mc museum
Assa car museum
Bynanders Car MC
Car sport museum Karlskrona
Eds Motorcycle museum
Enoch Thulin Landskrona
Falkoping MC Museum
Foundries and mines
Garage round in Halsingland
Hannover air museum
Hassleholm mil. vehicles
Holmgren VW collection
Ivar Car museum Hoting
Koping car museum
Malmkoping mil. vehicle museum
Malmo Technical museum|
Mercedes Benz 2000
Mercedes Benz 2018
MC museum Hedemora
Otto Walz 2018
Rydaholms Car Museum
Robot Museum Sweden
Regnsjo, SAF cars
Sinsheim museum 2000
Sinsheim museum 2018
Skokloster car museum
Storvik Odds and Ends
Svedino car & airplane
Soderhamn Air Force
Sagen Technical museum
Swedish Air force museum
Torsong MC museum
Torsby Car MC museum
Technical museum Helsinb
Technical museum Stockholm
Volvo Industrial museum
Travels (in Swedish)
My Heritage (in Swedish)
from the following owners have been used in bjorns-story.se with the
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Reference 13: © Sten Hjalmarsson
Reference 19: © Stockholms Sportvagnsklubb
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