FATHER & SON.
My father Kalle, a real petrol head since the first time he caught the smell of gasoline in his nose, awakened my love for motorsport. I bought my first American car when I was 17 and since then I’ve hardly gone a day without screwing, installing, removing or converting. For me, a car is freedom, beauty, and speed and it represents absolute perfection. By my early 20s, I was already an incurable car enthusiast and started customizing my first cars, a Volvo Amazon and a Ford Model A.
Many classic cars, big and small loves of mine, have passed through my hands, but it was only in 1998 that I discovered my passion for pre-war sports cars: I drove a French Amilcar 1926 in numerous pre-war-car races and can only confirm that the presentation of a classic car in front of an enthusiastic crowd is always and again overwhelming: you enjoy the admiration and most of all the uplifting feeling of driving in a kind of time machine.
At 14 I started an apprenticeship as a car mechanic and from that day on I was irretrievably lost. They call it petrol head, gearhead or motor freak. I simply call it passion.
At almost 84 years of age, I still get excited about the fascination with engines and speed every day. On the one hand, it’s the challenge of constantly meeting the technical specifications, and on the other hand, I enjoy travelling back in time when cars still had their own, very special character.
My strong suit is car and ship engines, especially engines from the USA and Great Britain from the 50s, 60s and 70s. In the last 10 years, I have also specialized in automobile electronics.
Whenever we’re working on a project, we’re already thinking about the next one. Back in 2011, I started collecting parts, chassis and engines for a car inspired by the 1934-35 Mercedes W25 racing car. I was completely fascinated by the body design of the W25 and so right after the introduction of “Il Drago Ruggente” we started building Glennster S-12 based on a Buick 1928 chassis and a 1940 Lincoln V12 with a Marchall Supercharger 200K (mid-1930s) on the front. The Glennster S-12 took 7 years to complete. In 2019 he was ready for the first race and later drove e.g., at the Romo Motor Festival in Denmark and the Normandy Beach Race in France.
While building the Glennster S-12, I began collecting Buick Straight 8 engines for the next project. We had a pre-war streamliner in mind, but no real vision for the shape at the time.
Mr Olson is a 1970 Scania, a former removal truck, which has been converted into a period-correct and eye-catching race transporter by Coast Classics in Spain. Equipped with a 180 hp Diesel heart, winch and special build ramps, he is capable of taking the crew to any event they get the privilege of being invited to.
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