• PLACES: Our 2083km Roadtrip through Norway and Sweden

    With a two year delay, thanks to a certain virus, we finally were able to make our long-ago planned roadtrip through scandinava. Some might know that i have some family roots there and i travel to sweden quite often, but this time, we decided to travel around norway too, because i heard so many good things about it. And boy we didn’t get dissapointed a bit 🙂 The trip was more or less split into five sections Part 1:  4 days of city sight-seeing in Oslo (NO) Part 2:  A travel to Västerås (SE) including two nighs there Part 3: A visit to my Family in Östansjö (SE) with two…

  • EVENT: Cagedude 5th anniversary meet & Open Workshop

    This weekend my mate Stefan was celebrating the 5th anniversary of his “Cagedude” workshop. He’s one great fabricator, doing all kind of metalwork for race, street and show cars. I didn’t really expect much. a bunch of people and cars and that’s it. But when i arrived the event was in full swing with much more than everybody expected 🙂 Stefan got a nice selection of customer cars on site. like the “druft punisher” S-chassis with a V8 Hellcat engine! Naturally stefan’s own cars where on display too, and i was happy to see some progress on his Yonmeri / 240K-GT project: Of course i had to check out the…

  • RACE: The Bergrennen Oberhallau Hillclimb 2022

    Due to my absence, covid and other shit, i havent’ been to the Bergrennen oberhallau in a few years. So i was especially excited to go again this year to this local mekka of motorsports. It seems like Japanese cars have become more common in the general hillclimb scene, but some have been around for years, like Ruedi Fuhrer’s F20 (S2000 Engine) Powered CRX: In case of Honda, the usually strong going Integra DC2 group was completely absent this year, for whatever reason, instead there was a strong showing of EVO’s:  But what i like most of this event us the mix of so many different groups. Within a few…

  • EVENT: Cagedude 5 year anniversary

    If you don’t know what to do this saturday and are into old or new japanese cars, make sure to check out stefan’s “Cagedude” Workshop 5th anniversary celebration this saturday: More information here: https://www.schaer-metall.ch/cagedude  and on his facebok event. There will be japanese food, parts sales, some of his customers project cars and an “open workshop”. I really hope i’m recovered from my illness untill saturday, so i can crank up my EK9 and drive it there, to finally get a view of this swiss master fabricator’s cave 🙂 And i’m definitely keen to see the finest selection of vintage “Skyline” datsun’s in switzerland in one place. I’ll sure bring…

  • PLACES: Vehicle spotting in Norway and Sweden

    In the last weeks, me and my wife flew to norway to undertake a 2 week roadtrip thourh southern sweden and norway, but i’ll show you more off the lovely fjords and forest roads in a different posts soon. In this post we’re gonna focussing a bit on carspotting. I didn’t put any focus on this and i missed a lot of opportunities to grab a shot here and there, but here are just some random examples of cars, ships and airplanes we met along the way. First we went 4 days to Oslo, the Capital of norway. Aside from beeing a beautiful city, i realized, how many electric cars…

  • PLACE: A quick visit to the Audi Museum Ingolstadt

    To be honest im not really a VAG guy, but when the opportunity arose to look around the Audi Plant on a recent business trip (to another company) in the lunch break, how could i turn it down? The plant itself is a massive city full of huge buildings and halls, but i forgot to take some photos. When i asked if there is a museum (to plan a future visit), the question quickly turned into a spontanous visit with my host and colleagues. It was completely unplanned, so we didn’t have a lot of time and i didn’t bring any camera gear. So a few Mobile phone pictures have…

  • EVENT: Japanclassic 2022 review & Gallery

    It seems after 3 years of absence, people were really longing vor this event. We decided to go early this year to get a good spot at the main parking, but arriving only 30minuts after opening, already meant we had to park on the most far end. And according to the organizers it wa sthe biggest turnout ever. At the end, attendees even had to park in the public parking area and the entrance. WOW! This maybe also has to do with the event no open from all the cars from year 1998 on later. So it was the first time my EK9 was allowed in officially too. and despite…

  • EVENT: Japaner old- & Youngtimertreffen 22.05.2022

    They’re back! After two years of Covid-related absence and an uncertain future, because the owner of the original location changed, i’m stoked to see that Heiko managed to pull it off once again! If you’re a fan or owner of a Japanese classic this is THE Swiss event. It’s a laid back event with a more family-and-friends type of vibe compared to the tuner-vibe of other events. Really more my type of thing. i guess i get old 🙂 Nothing more to say then – see you there! More infos on www.Japanclassic.ch Oh and here some photos from 2016 and 2017 , seems like i haven’t been there in a…

  • PLACE: A visit to Autohalle Andelfingen

    Recently i see places for car lovers pop up every here and there in switzerland and europe generally. They’re mostly focussing on either the wealthy, or oldtimer loving or focussing on a special theme. A few months ago the Autohalle in Andelfingen opened. It is a completely bespoke build not far away from where i live, and directly located at my daily route from and to work. So everytime i thought i should give it a visit. Well, luckily a friend suggested the same when we decided for a men’s night out. So we jumped into the car and headed to the industrial area outside of Andelfingen, located just next…

  • RACE: Rendezvous am kleinen Klausen (10.10.2021)

    Yesterday i spent my day at the “Rendez vous am kleinen Klausen” historic car hillclimb, which was more or less a celebration of an annual race that was famous with both spectactors and racing drivers in switzerland (and across the border) in the past and used to happen the last time 71 years ago. Actually it was planned to do a 70 years memorial event last year, but it was delayed by one year due to covid. Honestly i didn’t have any big expectations. One of the organizers is my former schoolmates dad, who also happens to have this collection, so i thought it would be more or less a…