Stikkord: cars

1967 Toyota 2000GT: A Generational Gift

In this week’s film we head off to the French commune of Annemasse just outside of Switzerland, where we met multiple generations of the Degenève family as they recounted the story of this Toyota 2000GT.

The clan operates the oldest Toyota dealer in the country, and at one point Jean-Pierre Degenève owned two of these cars. He was forced to sell them both, but decades later his sons tracked down this white example outside of Tokyo with the help of Toyota. After buying and then hiding the car from their father’s eyes for months, he was finally presented with it on his 70th birthday. That’s gifting tastefully. See the photoshoot and further info here: Drive Tastefully®


Cars & Coffee 10 august

Cars & Coffee på Lade i Trondheim 10 august 2017.

Selv med guffent vær, så kom det mye biler.

Dessverre hadde jeg camera problemer, og det ble en kort og sabotert video..

Jeg håper å komme sterkere tilbake…..


Noe annet morro med akuratt denne videoen, er at den ble video nr. 100 på Bildilla`s YouTube kanal  🙂

Selv om det går sakte, så går det rette veien  🙂



1979 Toyota Celica Supra 2.6 EFI

Endelig!  15/6: Bilen er EU-godkjent, etter masse ekstra jobb med bremsene….  Midlertidig vognkort er skrevet ut…  Kanskje får jeg henter den i kveld. Ellers så må jeg få det til i morgen  🙂


Da nærmer våren 2017 seg. Og etter planen så er alle EU mangler rettet opp i.

Planen er nå og få den på etterkontroll rett over Påsken.

Og viss alt går bra, så får man prøve å slappe av på noen små turer, og kanskje få tid til å nyte livet litt også?

Planen er å lage nye videoer om bilen når den er ute på veien igjen!


Arkiv stoff:

Den startet lett, men jeg får lavt olje-trykk. Må nok finne ut noe mer.. Kanskje dårlig kontakt til olje-trykksmåleren?

Beklagelig viss, så har 2 videoer fått samme nr. betegnelse…. Men dette er 2 ulike videoer  😉



De 2 første videoene om bilen ligger her:


US: New law paves way for more replica vintage cars


07/12/15 from SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association)

Washington, DC (December 7, 2015) – It’s a new era for the kit car industry. President Obama signed into law legislation that will permit low volume car manufacturers to produce turn-key replica vehicles for customers nationwide. The SEMA-supported provision is part of a larger highway construction bill. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) introduced the «Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015» in June, legislation that SEMA has pursued since 2011. It received strong bi-partisan support and was inserted into the highway bill.

«With this new law, Congress has demonstrated that it understands the importance of enabling U.S. companies to produce classic-themed vehicles that are virtually impossible to build under the current one-size-fits-all regulatory framework,» said SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting. «This program will create auto sector jobs and meet consumer demand for cars that help preserve our American heritage.»

The low volume provision allows small automakers to construct up to 325 such replica cars a year subject to federal regulatory oversight. Replica cars resemble production vehicles manufactured at least 25 years ago. The U.S. currently has just one system for regulating automobiles, which was established in the 1960s and designed for companies that mass-produce millions of vehicles. The law recognizes the unique challenges faced by companies that produce a small number of custom cars.

The measure establishes a separate regulatory structure within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for replica car manufacturers. The companies are required to register with NHTSA and EPA and submit annual reports on the vehicles they produce. The vehicles are required to meet current model year emissions standards, although companies are permitted to install engines from other EPA-certified vehicles to help achieve that requirement.

«This law gives enthusiasts the opportunity to buy turn-key replica cars while preserving their option to build one from a kit,» said SEMA Chairman of the Board Doug Evans. «It recognizes the unique circumstances associated with limited production replica vehicles, such as the ’32 Roadster and ’65 Cobra, which are primarily used in exhibitions, parades and occasional transportation. With enactment of this new law, kit car companies and SEMA member companies that supply equipment and components can take advantage of this unique opportunity.»

About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $36 billion specialty automotive industry of 6,814 member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. For more information, contact SEMA at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, tel: 909-610-2030, or visit

Stor samling unike biler funnet i Frankrike.

Via autoblog: We all dream about taking a drive and discovering the mythical barn find of a vintage Shelby Cobra or Porsche Speedster hidden way under a sheet, totally forgotten. An upcoming auction from Artcurial in France on February 6 proves that these treasure troves still really do exist, and this might be one of the ultimate barn finds ever.

Decaying away on a French estate, there was a collection of about 100 dirt-covered cars that had been undisturbed for decades, according to The Telegraph. They included all of the great European marques, like Bugatti, Porsche, Maserati, Ferrari and many more. Most of the vehicles were underneath a shed but generally exposed to the elements; however, two very special sports cars were hidden away in a garage (pictured above). In there was a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider with covered headlights. It was one of just 37 made and thought to be lost. Beside the Ferrari was a 1956 Maserati A6G Gran Sport Frua.

The collection belonged to Roger Baillon, a French transport magnate, according to Artcurial. He amassed this wonderful collection, but when his business fell on hard times in the ’70s, Baillon sold part of the group off. These were the ones he kept, but they eventually went forgotten.

Artcurial thinks that only 60 of the cars are actually in salable condition, and they cross the block during the Retromobile Salon in February. The auctioneers believe the Ferrari could sell for as much as 12 million euros (14.74 million) and the Maserati for 1.2 million euros ($1.5 million). Check out the gallery to glimpse the breadth of classics in this collection. Be sure to scroll down for a must-watch, gut-wrenching, patina-laden video showing off the collection and for Artcurial’s press release about the sale.

Mercury rises around sexy Cougar pack

1967-70 Mercury Cougar: The Nine Lives of Mike Brown

Ever thought you’d see a Cougar connoisseur? You have now.

Mike Brown’s been collecting, restoring, and selling classic Mercury Cougars for at least three decades now. One could easily call it an addiction. He had nine cars on the first day of filming. By the second, he had ten.

It’s an odd choice of car. The Cougar’s long been relegated to the shadow of its Ford sibling, the Mustang. Despite awards and a respectable track career, the classic Cougar has failed to generate the mainstream appeal of the Mustang, Camaro, and ‘Cuda.

That may not be such a bad thing, though. Where Boss 429 Mustangs and Camaro Z/28s command absurd prices–granted, less than they did before the market crash–Cougars in top trim fetch a fraction of those numbers. That’s a bargain when you consider how well-equipped the Cougar was.

And Mike Brown has them all: Hertz Rent-a-Racers, Cobra-Jets, GTs, Eliminators… We wouldn’t expect anything less from the president and founder of the Southern California Cougar Club.