Heavy Weights in Sweden
The Rally for Historical Utilitarian Vehicles called Åkarsvängen 2018, took place on last 15th September, started in Södertälje, Sweden, just outside the Scania truck factory. 156 vehicles drove from 100 km, solving problems at some control stations.
This year there has been a significant participation from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. All kind of utilitarian vehicles could be seen that day. Firetrucks, ambulances, pick-ups, buses, military vehicles and of course trucks, both small and big, short and long. Trucks for several purposes were driven during this rally, with or without trailers for cargo, logs, fuel, gravel and other transportation uses.
The age of the vehicles displayed varied from 1927 to 1985, and also the age of the participants varied from 5 to 80. Everybody had fun and the organizer, Motorhistoriska Sällskapet, did a good job in promoting the event, so there were a lot of people along the roads taking pictures and waving to the vehicles passing by.
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