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    Oh, this is bad! I have always been very lucky, too fast into the curve, then straight ahead into the forest path and so on... In 2003 it became too dangerous for me, the road traffic became more and more dense here, and there were more and more cases where others didn't respect the right of way, so I sold the Guzzi and now I'm only driving in my car.

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    Here are my race cars . Old Volvos was my signature for most part of my time and there is only two. I have not spent much money for cars but hours, not to count, for to maintain them. It was as a sport to make most out of them and try to take care by to do service.

    First car was Volvo 144 1974. This was my car from 1982 and then it was maybe my finest car at least taken my young age then. The quality was not as good as suspected, lot of maintain was needed. In 1990 I did overhaul of cylinder head even it was not important to do. I had a choice then, as my experience opened to a classic car. Riley One Point Five 1958, I did restore it to original stand 1990-97. Lot of learning by this project. The first years it was many vintage car tours. This cars handling is special, faster than the Volvos and a great driving feeling. Brakes is extremely poor, and gearshift must be taken careful compared to modern cars.

    The Volvo 245 1988 bought father as new. When he stopped driving, I bought this one in 2005. This is quite different to 144, a lot of development happened in those years. Today this is best to drive larger objects. The year 2015 came my time to get a new car, Toyota Auris TS hybrid. Less than half in gasoline consumption was interesting and the quality seems to be high. On long trips that can often happen in the dark or rain or must evade animals, this is safer. The Auris saved my life by well braking and friction once I had to brake abruptly for a moose two years ago.

    As a result of safety there are poor views in modern cars, always when shifting to the old cars, it was more fun to drive in many ways. The modern has many pluses but some minus too. This year I replaced the Auris with Toyota Camry hybrid. A new era and better space inside. Except for parking, since it takes up more space, everything is improved. The three old cars are now vintage cars. I use them some days or smaller trips, preferably when the weather is nice .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdi View Post
    Oh, this is bad! I have always been very lucky, too fast into the curve, then straight ahead into the forest path and so on... In 2003 it became too dangerous for me, the road traffic became more and more dense here, and there were more and more cases where others didn't respect the right of way, so I sold the Guzzi and now I'm only driving in my car.
    Too bad, for a motorbike is really fun, in the summer. Mine was first & last trip, have never ridden a motorbike since, because it was really a serious crash & glad I survived.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjørn Finnestad View Post
    Here are my race cars . Old Volvos was my signature for most part of my time and there is only two. I have not spent much money for cars but hours, not to count, for to maintain them. It was as a sport to make most out of them and try to take care by to do service.

    First car was Volvo 144 1974. This was my car from 1982 and then it was maybe my finest car at least taken my young age then. The quality was not as good as suspected, lot of maintain was needed. In 1990 I did overhaul of cylinder head even it was not important to do. I had a choice then, as my experience opened to a classic car. Riley One Point Five 1958, I did restore it to original stand 1990-97. Lot of learning by this project. The first years it was many vintage car tours. This cars handling is special, faster than the Volvos and a great driving feeling. Brakes is extremely poor, and gearshift must be taken careful compared to modern cars.

    The Volvo 245 1988 bought father as new. When he stopped driving, I bought this one in 2005. This is quite different to 144, a lot of development happened in those years. Today this is best to drive larger objects. The year 2015 came my time to get a new car, Toyota Auris TS hybrid. Less than half in gasoline consumption was interesting and the quality seems to be high. On long trips that can often happen in the dark or rain or must evade animals, this is safer. The Auris saved my life by well braking and friction once I had to brake abruptly for a moose two years ago.

    As a result of safety there are poor views in modern cars, always when shifting to the old cars, it was more fun to drive in many ways. The modern has many pluses but some minus too. This year I replaced the Auris with Toyota Camry hybrid. A new era and better space inside. Except for parking, since it takes up more space, everything is improved. The three old cars are now vintage cars. I use them some days or smaller trips, preferably when the weather is nice .
    WOW, more cars. I love & see your 'old' cars, because you think back to a time when all car brands were very special, you could recognize everyone from a long distance.
    70's on the colors, who would buy an orange car today Back then, an orange Volvo, it really showed you had good finances, you were in fashion & a safe car. My sister got a 245...yes in orange. A little later came an Anniversary model in silver with a gold stripe that became my dream car, but never got it. I remember a trip through Germany in my 144 when we were having an overnight stay at a Hotel, we were received as millionaires.
    Riley One Point Five, truly a classic but embarrassing, I can neither remember the car nor the car brand
    Like I said with French cars, also no Japanese cars, the only one (that I remember) I have tried is a Datsun 100A Cherry & we are back in the 70's Again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelle_B View Post
    WOW, more cars. I love & see your 'old' cars, because you think back to a time when all car brands were very special, you could recognize everyone from a long distance.
    This is true! There were times when I could recognise car types by the sound of the engine before they came around the corner. Times gone by...

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