Volvo – Made by Sweden

Evan —  June 15, 2015 — Leave a comment

Following Trollhattan I found myself in Gothenburg, Swedens second largest city and one which I think is cooler than Stockholm. Why? Because it’s where Volvos are born!

Now I will start with a warning for any future travellers hoping to visit the Volvo museum. The museum is located in the suburb of ‘Arendal’ which is basically Volvo city. It is located approximately 13km from the centre of town out in the industrial part of town out past the port, oil/gas supply tanks and stuff like that. Funny story, the bus that runs out there does not operate on the weekend, well it does if you call the bus company in advance and they will send a bus for you, I was there on the weekend and didn’t have a phone with me. So what did I do? I walked there.

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Left to rot

Truenotch —  June 11, 2015 — Leave a comment

The Left to rot thread has been a bit quiet for the last few months. Everyone needs to get out there and gather more pictures of cool old rotten stuff!

First up is this sweet old Datsun that one of our members is planning to save from the scrapyard:

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Trollhättan  is this quiet little town on the western side of Sweden. It sits about a third of the way between Gothenburg on Swedens south west coast and Karlstad, which is a bit more inland and further north. People may have heard of Gothenburg before as it is Swedens second largest city, WRC fans may have heard of Karlstad before as it plays home to Rally Sweden every year in late January/early February.

Trollhättan is on Swedens tourist list of places to go because of its Panama canal style locks and a dam that gets opened every year in summer, flooding the river downstream. But it’s March, late winter, and I’m not here for any of that – I’m here to look at Saabs.

Before Saab closed its doors a few years back Trollhättan was home to the Saab factory, today it is home to the Saab museum, a car museum that not many people know exists.

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Spotted!

Truenotch —  June 3, 2015 — Leave a comment

I know, I know, it’s been a while since the last spotted post. But it’s okay, the action hasn’t stopped in the oldschool spotted thread so there are plenty of pics of sweet old cars for you to sift through!

We’ll start with a few photos from one of our members who has recently visited the Saab museum in Trollhattan. Weirdly cool name for a place and it’s filled with weirdly cool cars!

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Drag racing!

Truenotch —  March 3, 2015 — Leave a comment

Mid December. A time of the year that most normal people associate with awkward work functions, overly difficult christmas shopping and busy streets in the city centre. But not for oldschool.co.nz….

We think DRAG RACING!

December 13th marked the second running of the oldschool.co.nz Christmas Tree Drag Race Spectacular, and what a spectacular day it was! As usual with oldschool events we

had a huge variety of cars – from very old to retro and from standard to insane, as well as the best selection of automotive maniacs you’ve ever met.

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Some might say it is Rod Millen’s passion for motorsport, others may argue it’s a reason to reminisce old times whilst promoting new talent.  However I am a strong believer it is Rod’s (literal) drive to win that inspired him to bring Leadfoot Festival back.

After a 2014 hiatus, Leadfoot Festival returned this year, bringing some new improvements while keeping with the original concept and atmosphere.

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Hey everyone. If you’re planning to enter Nationals or Trackday, here’s a list of all the links you need:

- you will need to be a forum member to enter and view the threads.

The oldschool Nationals Trackday on Thursday 5th March at Hampton Down’s – beginning at 8am. 

Information Thread here - http://oldschool.co.nz/2011/forum/index.php?/topic/45839-2015-oldschool-nationals-trackday-entries/

Entry Form - http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/Zdap30A6de0hB6endGseRJWcE

Cost to enter is $150

oldschool Nationals Weekend in the Coromandel from the evening of Thursday 5th March till midday Sunday 8th March:

Information Thread here - http://oldschool.co.nz/2011/forum/index.php?/topic/45826-oldschool-nationals-2015-coromandel-5th-8th-march-entries/

Discussion Thread here - http://oldschool.co.nz/2011/forum/index.php?/topic/43513-2015-oldschoolconz-nationals-discussion/

Entry Form - http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/cma29jUeb2

Cost to enter is $195 and includes 3 nights camp style accommodation, 2 catered dinner, a t-shirt, some prizes, a sweet weekend of events around the Coromandel Pennisula and lots of grins.

Don’t be shy to join in, even if you’re not a member.

Spotted!

Truenotch —  January 9, 2015 — Leave a comment

Welcome to 2015 everyone! We’ll kick off the first post for this year with a big bunch of summer spottings from around NZ.

Remember to keep your cameras close and post the pics up in the oldschool spotted thread on the forums – there are piles of cool old cars out there!

RA Celica project in Hamilton. This has loads of potential!

Suitable surf wagon spotted in Sumner.

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Mid December. A time of the year that most normal people associate with awkward work functions, overly difficult christmas shopping and busy streets in the city centre. But not for oldschool.co.nz….

We think DRAG RACING!

December 13th marked the second running of the oldschool.co.nz Christmas Tree Drag Race Spectacular, and what a spectacular day it was! As usual with oldschool events we had a huge variety of cars – from very old to retro and from standard to insane, as well as the best selection of automotive maniacs you’ve ever met.

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It’s that time of year again Folks! Time for the 2014 Oldschool Christmas Tree Drag Race Spectacular!

On December 13th we are set to host the 2nd annual event at Meremere Raceway.
We want YOU to participate!

Do you have:

  • A car or bike from 1989 or older?
  • A wof/reg or logbook?
  • A car that’s not too fast? (11.0 seconds or slower)
  • $75 for Entry fee?

If so great news, you’re exactly who we’d love to have at our event to come take part.
Event details / Sign up here!

Spectators welcome, click ‘continue reading’ to see some photos from last years event.