Peder: My first car show! Chronicles

“It will be very interesting to see how the old men with tweed suits and straw hats in original cars from 1800 cold react when I start that death machine in their company.”

Peders Chevrolet Camaro won an award at this year’s car show at Elmia in Jönköping. He gave the trophy to Tokan at Stockholm Speed ​​Industry, who together with his team built the car for him.

This is a chronicle. This means that the content is the writer’s own opinion.


During the Easter weekend it was Motorsport Performance & Custom Motor Show in Jönköping. One of Europe’s largest exhibitions for custom cars. Around 100,000 visitors were treated to many hundreds of cars. From extreme custom builds to “regular” supercars like Ferrari and Lamborghini.

What sick buildings there are at that fair, and what creative joy and knowledge bank there is around Sweden, incredible. It’s a lot of fun to meet knowledgeable people and pretend to keep up with the discussions about sectioned bodies and specially made rear axles.

I mostly understood nothing but as a serious motoring journalist, it is important to be able to pretend when the adults are talking.

I was going to exhibit both my very rebuilt Camaro -72 and my teddy bear-sized Fordpickis, but the parts for the Ford that came with a flight from the USA fell on the carrier’s bearing and became crooked and thus the chances of getting it ready were gone.

Kvar var Camaron, which, of course, was the one that best suited the fair and the one that was most important to get there. Not to be allowed to exhibit right there, but because both me and Tokan who built it would get a half finish on the project.

The car building world is small and many have doubted that it would be ready in time, but we got it there. Over 500 hours of work put Tokan & Co on the car in April alone. Crazy.

“It was as if Gordon Ramsay would come and say that you cook damn good food…”

But it is magically beautiful. The reception at the fair was fantastic, several of you who read my kåserier were there and watched and came with happy cries. Car building legends from both Sweden and other countries came forward and praised it, which felt wonderful.

It was as if Gordon Ramsay would come and say that you cook damn good food, it’s quite nice. Really fun for Tokan to get so much cred for his work and really fun for me to see my idea grow into reality.

I even got a prize! “Jury’s Choice” is a prize that is awarded to a few cars in each hall that the jury thinks stands out a bit. I brought one with me home.

If it was because I knew half the jury and threatened with violence if I did not get something or if it was because the car is very nice, I think we leave unsaid, but I got a trophy anyway.

I gave it directly to Tokan, even though it’s my car, it’s his craftsmanship that was praised so it felt right.

What I think is most beautiful now after the fair is actually that I took the time to walk around on the floor and look at all the other fantastic constructions, but I did not find a single car that I wanted more than myself. I’m so happy with it and in a month or so when the builders have had to get everything ready, I’ll go out and have children around with it.

I was going to start by being kicked out from Prins Bertil Memorial at Djurgården in early June. The car is just old enough to join and I am registered and ready.

It will be very interesting to see how the old men with tweed suits and straw hats in original cars from 1800 cold react when I start that death machine in their company. Will be shitty.

If there will be any more car shows? No we’ll see. Exhibiting is not really my thing. I think both me and the car do better on the roads. It should be if they call from SEMA, then maybe I have to take out the plaster and go there. The living must see.

Now I’m waiting to get the pick. New parts are on their way from the USA and in a couple of weeks it will be ready. Then I have one more thing to brag about. It never seems to end. Congratulations to me.

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