Photos - Memories and vehicles - 9

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A Visit in Skänninge

Picture taken during the 1960's, Skänninge.

Picture published 2013-09-12, Hasse Nyström.

Jowet Jupiter, not with the original body, some previous owner must have changed it out. A beautiful car, especially from a front view. The picture was taken during a visit to my girlfriend at the time.

Whats behind the safety frame?

Picture taken during the 1960's, Skänninge.

Picture published 2013-09-12, Hasse Nyström.

This Jowet Jupiter was built for competing and almost impossible to use as a regular car. The motor was a 1500 or 1600 cubic boxer-motor. A safety frame has been placed behind the driver, but what is behind it? A hood? Or the travel luggage?

The Car in Center

Picture taken in the beginning of the 1960's, Skänninge.

Picture published 2013-09-12, Hasse Nyström.

Two teenagers, a sunny summer day, and a new sport car - could life get any better than this? Just enjoying life and everything that comes with it Hasse Nyström spent the day with his girlfriend. A couple years later Hasse Nyström started Comfort Racing that quickly became one of the leading companies within car racing and spare parts.

MG MGA Taken for a Drive

Photo taken during the 1960's, Skänninge.

Picture published 2013-09-12, Hasse Nyström.

My chic posing in front of my new MG MGA.

Good for Anything But the Dump?

Picture taken during the 1960's, Lidingö.

Picture published 2013-09-12, Hasse Nyström.

We were three friends that each owned a Riley and here we had made a spare parts “investment” so to say. The picture was taken at my house on Lidingö. After stripping the car of anything usable, my dad took the leather from the seats (to wrap it around the staircase railing upstairs – it is still there believe it or not) the car ended up on the dump.

There were Always Something Taken Apart

Picture taken during the 1960's, Lidingö.

Picture published 2013-09-12, Hasse Nyström.

Up front my old Riley. There was a steady work in progress with these cars, always something that needed to be fixed or “improved”. Here my car is missing a bumper – apparently something needed to be done with it...

Interior Picture

Photo taken during the 1960's, Lidingö.

Picture published 2013-09-12, Hasse Nyström.

Interior picture of my Riley.

The Rally Car

Photo taken during the 1960's.

Picture published 2013-09-12, Hasse Nyström.

I can't remember who this was, but he looks pretty darn proud standing by his VW 1200 from the end of 50's or beginning of the 60's. The first thing to come off was the hubcaps and additional Marchal lights were put on. Notice the light on the roof; might this car have been used for rally?

Riley Parked Outside my Childhood Home

Picture taken during the end of the 1960's, Lidingö.

Picture published 2013-09-12, Hasse Nyström.

My Riley parked outside my parents’ house on Lidingö. I remember having to tare these stairs down afterwards. The weight of the car had just been too much so the steps had totally sunk down into the ground.

The Comfort Racing Team

Photo taken during the 1970's.

Picture published 2013-09-12, Hasse Nyström.

Comfort Racing's team at some race in Sweden. VW pick up and three racing Coper's. Hasse Nyström got the green color for a bargain and it was soon established as “Comfort racing green”.

Coffee Brake

Picture taken during the 1970's, Norrköping.

Picture published 2013-09-12, Hasse Nyström.

The Comfort Racing boss, Hasse Nyström in a stylish jacket, white/orange coffee cup and almost finished piece of cake.

Sponsoring at the Racing Tracks

Picture taken during the 1970's.

Picture published 2013-09-12, Hasse Nyström.

The Comfort Racing car-parts company was supporting Comfort Racing. Topcorn can be seen to the right in the picture, sponsored by the camera company Topcon, and further most in the picture one can make out the Timex team that was sponsored by the Timex watch brand.

Depot Talk

Photo taken during the 1970's.

Picture published 2013-09-12, Hasse Nyström.

Cool VW pick up with the Comfort green colored toolboxes and Jeep cans. The coper were right-hand driven to maximize the grip (and with that speed) during all the right hand curves. Behind the boys one can see a Topcon Racing Ford Escort.

Car Trends During the 1980's

Published 1985, Speed Center.

Picture published 2013-09-12, Hasse Nyström.

Brochure from 1985 by Speed Center. Interesting reading that shows trends and prices during the 1980's.

To rebuild and improve cars have always been of interest. During the 1980's the previous owner of Comfort Racing started building up a new company known as Speed Center. He, Hasse Nyström, invested in car parts and fiber glass rebuilding kits. One of those was his VW Roadster kit that became an instant success.

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