Tuesday, 31 January 2012

The french parcel.

A parcel in the mail box…What is it…..EBay?  Motorcycle part I have ordered?  But I was not expecting anything…..

What is this? Can it be a brass lamp foot? But why is it so many 18mm holes?

But there is also an 18mm spark plug in the box……I think I know what it is for now. It is a spark plug display…..my own spark plug tree!

A card from my friend Jean Marc (in Norwegian!) solved the mystery. It is a thank you gift for helping him with photos and info for his Ok Supreme restoration.

Now I have to find a good place to display it….. Thank you very much Jean Marc!

Friday, 27 January 2012

205 words for snow....

I just read that the Sami people of northern Scandinavia and Russia have 205 words for snow……so if you add a four letter word in front, you will have 410…..This is my view  at the world from my  work place today….

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Mercer, Packard’s and coffee.

The local vintage car club got an invitation to visit Wallentins Restaureringsverksted. This is a restoration workshop that has Packard as a specialty, and a place well worth a visit.  This time it was to see the progress on a MERCER seven seat car from 1918.

When you see a car from this age, in this stage, you can fully admire all the beautiful detailed parts that the car is made from.  

Mercer was made in America from 1909 until 1925. Mercer was known for their high-performance cars.

This is a “hotel car” from the vest of Norway, Geiranger.  The hotels at this spectacular place had big open American cars used to transport tourists around the area.  Some of the cars have survived and can still be seen at the hotels.


And there were a lot of other interesting things to see:

                                                 Yes, I want a Gold Star slot machine…..

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

New books.

I just got some great books, which I can recommend. Interesting stories and photos, some published for the first time.

They are published in a limited edition of 500. You can get the books here:

Thursday, 5 January 2012


Now it is time to plan your motorcycle trips for 2012 and even 2013.
 If you have a bike made before 1954 and likes to do some long riding this is the rally for you, ca 1150 kilometers.  “Trondhjemsridtet” have its origin from 1919 and was a race from Kristiania (now Oslo) to Trondheim and back.
In 2012 it will be a “try out” rally to get the timing and route tested. In 2013 it will be serious business.
Visit the rally’s home page for more information (it`s in Norwegian but I am sure you can find a translation program). You will also find historic and present photos:

The route map from 1919.

The route map from 2012.