This is dedicated to the great British Empire with it’s tasteless white toasts, it’s dodgy sausages and it’s greasy crisps. Dont get me wrong here, there is lots to love about England. For example, name one person that does not like to have a carpet in their bathroom.
Well, there you have it.
Since this is a text on the worlds widest web, i guess sometimes the irony of it all does not shine through. So let me be perfectly clear, i really like England in all it’s glory, i just couldn´t help myself.
England has a long history in the automotive area, today it’s a bit different. But the interest in cars and motorsport is huge compared to Sweden. There is just one problem, or actually two, firstly they drive on the wrong side of the road and secondly the steering wheel is misplaced.
We, me and Linus Pröjtz, travel to England at least twice a year doing reportages about old cars and the people around them. There has been quite a few Jaguars over the years, or shaguars as Austin Powers once said. There has actually been a lot of cars over the years and only once has it rained in this motherland of rain.
I’ll show you a couple of cars from a trip i did last year. There is a Jaguar Eventer, something that you dont see everyday. There is two pretty unique AC Cobras, one of them driven by Jack Sears on that exact same track many years ago. He was actually there driving the white Cobra once again, handling everything and everybody like a perfect gentleman, a very nice man indeed.
So why do we go to England to do this, well first of all these cars are often times very rare. And if it´s hard to find them in their motherland then you´ll probably understand that there is no way in hell to get a hold of cars like this in Sweden.
The third one, a real classic, although new is actually shot in Stockholm. Me and Olof Adlercreutz went out hunting for duck, we didn´t succeed though. It´s the Land Rover Defender which have been pretty much the same since the beginning, why change something that works?
Might i just add, no ducks was in any way harmed during the last shoot, just so you know.
If you would like to read this in Swedish i´ll suggest you go here.