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Greger Strøm Special No. 1 of Trondheim, Norway. Greger's Nordic Special Racer was built in 1937. It attended one race at Leangbanen in 1937 where it beat Norwegian racing legend Arvid Johansen.
A Swedish newspaper story from July 30, 1960 featuring the newly formed Norwegian chapter of the Spiders. The Spiders of Trondheim was a Norwegian chapter of a Swedish raggar club formed in Trondheim in the Summer of 1960. Founding members were Bjørn Tømmervik, Oddvar Kr Karlsen, Kjell Moholt, Einar Breiseth, Harald Solstad, Greta Moholt and Tore Madsen. Photo courtesy of Oddvar Kr Karlsen, from the Facebook group Gamle Bil,Mc bilder fra Trondheim og Midt-Norge.
Einar Valsjø's 1951 Chevrolet of Trondheim, Norway. This was Einar's first car, that he built it in 1963.
Einar Valsjø's 1952 Mercury of Trondheim, Norway was one of the first custom cars of Norway. The build was completed around 1963.
Bjørn Tømmervik and Ivar Buxrud's 1951 Chevrolet Bel-Air of Trondheim, Norway. Restyled in 1965, Bjørn and Ivar's Chevrolet was one of the first custom cars of Norway.
Harald Sannum's 1959 Chevrolet Impala of Trondheim, Norway. The build was started in 1965 and completed sometime prior to April of 1967.
Bjørn Tømmervik's 1955 Ford Crown Victoria pick up of Trondheim, Norway. The build was completed sometime around 1969 - 1970.
Harald Sannum's 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner of Trondheim, Norway. The Skyliner came from Oslo, and Harald traded it for his customized 1959 Chevrolet Impala in 1968. The engine was hopped up, and the car was mildly restyled.
A second version of Harald Sannum's 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner photographed in 1970.
Geir Johansen's 1957 Ford Skyliner of Trondheim, Norway. Geir was the lead-singer of the band the Shirrows, and his Ford was fit with a 1957 DeSoto bumper.
Mobilia Stekhus was a hangout place for automobile interested teenagers of Trondheim in the 1970s.
Claus and Stig Jørgensen's 1932 Ford Tudor of Trondheim, Norway. Completed in 1974, the car is known as the first hot rod of Trondheim.
Einar Valsjø's 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible of Trondheim, Norway. The build was completed the night before the 1974 Motormesseshow in Nidarøhallen in Trondheim. It featured Einar's first show paint job, and it was the first show painted car of Norway.
Bjørn Tømmervik's 1970 Dodge Charger of Trondheim, Norway. Bjørn's Charger featured a custom paint job by Einar Valsjø.
Motorama 75 was an indoor car show held at Nidarøhallen in Trondheim, Norway. Also known as the Motormesseshow, the show was held April 24-27, 1975.
Einar Valsjø's Mako Shark of Trondheim, Norway. The first version of Einar's show car Corvette, The Mako Shark hit the roads of Trondheim in 1976.
The second version of Einar Valsjø's Mako Shark, also known as Mako Shark II was completed in June of 1980. Unfortunately, this version burned to the ground in 1983.

Trondheim is the third biggest city in Norway.


Chr. Piene's Model T

The first US-made automobile came to Trondheim early October 1909. The car, was Ford Model T that factory owner Chr. Piene bought from Gjestvangs Automobilforretning in Kristiania.[1]


Greger Strøm

Norwegian racing legend Greger Strøm moved to Trondheim in 1937, working for Gaden & Larsen. While living and working in Trondheim, he built two nordic special racers.


The Spiders of Trondheim

In the Summer of 1960 Bjørn, Oddvar Kr Karlsen, Kjell Moholt, Einar Breiseth, Harald Solstad, Greta Moholt and Tore Madsen formed a Norwegian chapter of the Swedish raggar club The Spiders in Trondheim.[2]


Club 8 and Mobilia Stekhus

In the 1960s, several teenagers of Trondheim were in possession of American automobiles. Many of these worked at Fische, a local Ford dealership. They were allowed to use the canteen at Fische as a hangout. Known as "Club 8," the canteen at Fische became the first disco of Trondheim, as a sailor had brought this concept with him back home. "Club 8" wasn't a car club, so several of the teens with an interest for automobiles began to hang out at Mobilia Stekhus instead.[3]


American Car Club Established

In 1972, American Car Club was established in Trondheim.[1]


Nordic Special Racers of Trondheim, Norway

Greger Strøm Special No. 1
Greger Strøm Special No. 2


Hot Rods of Trondheim, Norway

Claus and Stig Jørgensen's 1932 Ford Tudor Sedan


Custom Cars of Trondheim, Norway

Bjørn Tømmervik and Ivar Buxrud's 1951 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Einar Valsjø's 1952 Mercury
Bjørn Tømmervik's 1955 Ford Crown Victoria Pick Up
Geir Johansen's 1957 Ford Skyliner
Harald Sannum's 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner
Harald Sannum's 1959 Chevrolet Impala


Custom Painted Cars of Trondheim, Norway

Einar Valsjø's 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible


Citizens of Trondheim, Norway

Bjørn Tømmervik
Einar Valsjø
Gustav Steen
Harald Sannum
Ivar Buxrud
Knut Svea


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