Roar Arnegaard's 1933 Ford

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1933 Ford Roadster owned and restyled by Viking Custom member and founder Roar Arnegaard of Oslo, Norway. Roar bought the roadster together with 4 or 5 other friends from the Kjlesås area in Oslo. They bought the car from Jens Birkedal, another local hot rodder, and Roar believes they had to pay 1500 Norwegian kroners for it. The roadster had been imported from the United States, and according to Jens it had been a Sheriff car "over there". The sheriff stars on the doors were painted over, but some of they guys claimed they could see the contours of the stars under the paint. The roadster was bought before Roar met Per Arne Knudsen, and before Viking Custom was established. Roar, who worked for Narvesen delivering magazines at the time, had read all about hot rods and customs in American magazines such as Hot Rod Magazine, Rod & Custom Magazine and Car Craft that he drove around in Oslo delivering to shops. When unsold magazines were returned from the stores, they were thrown in the trash, so Roar had free access to all of these magazines. The friends that Roar bought the car with were not into cars at all, so it was Roar who that managed the build and decided what to do with the roadster. The newly acquired roadster was brought over to Roar's work, Narvesen's garage in Gøteborggata in Oslo, where they managed to get it under a roof. The build was started there. It didn't take long time before Roar's friends lost interrest in the hot rod, and Roar wound up with the car alone. During the build he met Per Arne Knudsen. Per Arne was also into hot rods, and Roar and Per Arne went on to form a club called Viking Custom around 1964. After the club was formed Roar found a garage advertised for rent in a local newspaper. The garage was located at Alnabru in Oslo, at a property were the city of Oslo parked their retired city-buses. Roar asked Per Arne if he wanted to share the garage with him, he agreed and they both moved into the garage. While Per Arne was very active in the scene, running around with other kids that dreamed about owning a hot rod or custom, Roar was more of a lonewolf. While Roar liked to work on his car alone, Per Arne was often surrounded by his hot rod friends. After a while Per Arne and Roar went separate ways. Roar moved out of the garage, and Per Arne went on to form a new club called Nor-Way Custom. Roar's hot rod build was never completed. Roar can't remember what happened to the car, but he think the city of Oslo took it and scrapped it.[1]



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