Tag Archives: Klassiska Bilar
In mid november of 2012 me and Linus Pröjtz went to Björkvik, an old airfield strip that we use a lot when we Test cars for Teknikens Värld, to test drive this old but very well restored Porsche 911 that is actually a mix of two different models.
It´s a long story, but I will keep it quite short, if you want to read more about it you can find it in this magazine right here: http://www.teknikensvarld.se/82013/42610/klassiska-bilar-nummer-8–2013/
Anyway, this is a mix of two cars as I said earlier. It consists of an 1965 Porsche 911S and an 1970 Porsche 911T. It started it´s racehistory in the late sixties when Bengt Ekberg drove it successfully, then Dick Biström continued racing with it for some year before it fell into a long sleep until now when the current owner Andris Nolendorf has brought it back to life. Today it is perfectly restored by MTech to it´s original shape that it had in the early seventies when it raced around swedish racetracks. The whole purpose was to make it look exactly like back in the days, and that is something they have done perfectly. Andris has woken up this old racecar and taken it to the tracks once again this season.
The circle is complete.
Here are some of the pictures that I took that day, it was a good day.
I shoot more than just cars even though it is mostly cars in the current form that i´m working in. But i like taking portraits, it´s a bit different than shooting something that is in a way dead materia. A human beeing is a bit more lively if you ask me.
Anyway, Lasse Knöppel is an honorable man and i´ve met him a few times before when we have done other things with him or some of his possessions. This time it was Lasse that it was all about, so i wanted to do a portrait of him in his natural habitat, which is where he does his work with the old Porsches. The thing is that the shop where it all happens is a really cool place, and it´s sort of cut off from the outer world, you cant get any sort of mobile reception down there, so when he is there he can really focus on what he is doing. He gets to spend some quality time with all the old cars that they are renovating in to a magnificent shape.
Lasse is focusing mainly on old 356´s and the like, he is the man to talk to if you got one of those and need some help. His knowledge of these cars is a treasure that i hope will continue to exist for a long time to come.
Anyway, here is the results and some other older pictures as well of an old Porsche tractor that we did a reportage about a year ago or so. Finally there is a advert that we took in his shop as well since i wanted to have a really moody and car related backdrop for this ad that i shot about a year ago as well. I really like this place, there is so much to see and feel.
Until next time!
Well i do admit that i´m a bit late with this list. But there is lots to do and lots to see and so on and so forth in life. During 2012 i probably shot at least a hundred different cars, new and old, and that is just the cars. I shoot a lot of other things as well. Here is a selection of my own favorites from last year, and these are the first ten of them. I still do have a few more really good ones from last year that i want to show, but they have not been published yet.
Why dont we start with a few of the old ones.
Part deux with the next ten pictures will reach the interwebs soon.
I thought it would be quite fun to do a post about this as we are closing in on the end of 2012.
- 27 issues of Teknikens Värld.
- 11 issues of Klassiska Bilar.
- 4 issues of Tjänstebilen.
- 4 issues of Stora guiden om.
- 1 issue of Stora Begbilboken.
- 1 issue of Alla Bilar.
- 1 issue of TTA Magazine.
In all of these 49 issues and on all of these thousands of pages you will find 27+ tests of 120 something cars, 100+ testdrives of new cars and around 50 testdrives of old cars. And that´s just the car related stuff, we cover lots of other things as well.
But that’s not all, we are on the interwebs as well. Our website http://www.teknikensvarld.se published around a thousand articles during 2012.
But wait, there is more. We arrange trips to different places with a very interesting content for all you car enthusiasts.
It is in no way an exaggeration that we got things to do.
Let’s see what 2013 has to offer!
I wish you all a happy new year and a good start on 2013.
Below an iPhone-snap of our wall at the office.
This is the Audi R8 GT Replica, a machine that is refined and engineered to the edge of perfectionism.
The first shot is done at 1/6th of a second, handheld. Speed is the name of the game.