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« on: March 10, 2006, 17:18:46 pm »

Get the full rundown on my blog... if you are into that sort of thing! If not, sorry to be wasting your time ;-)

http://jhu.skynetblogs.be/archive-month/2006-03
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2006, 17:31:33 pm »

Cool Swiss name, I like this sort of modern archaeology very much!
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2006, 19:54:14 pm »

this 2 picts show in a report in hot vw's in the late 70
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2006, 21:39:14 pm »

Cool pictures Fabian!

Sven-Olof Brorsson was kind enugh to send me another picture of the car in its EKG period... and I have updated the story with the info Udo Becker has given me...

So check it out again!


 
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2006, 08:14:39 am »

Great great story JHU! (and helpers) Here are a few more pictures of this Scandinavian wonder..

Who is gonna build a first gen replica?

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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2006, 23:19:47 pm »

Cool pictures Splitman!

Frallan has sent me some more info on the car, and now the story seems even more correct...  no doubt will we update again later... but as of now, this was how it happened  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2006, 00:09:24 am »

I have an issue of the Swedish magaazine "Dragstrip" from the 70's where it is featured. A friend of mine has borrowed it but I wil try to get it back and scan it. It was from the "white" period.
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2009, 17:10:51 pm »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Kcy-ex5xhK4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Kcy-ex5xhK4</a>
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2009, 20:46:40 pm »

waouw awesome vintage video jon  Shocked Shocked Shocked
where is that dragstrip sweden Huh
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2009, 20:52:34 pm »

Yep, Swedish announcer. Great video jhu!!!  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2009, 21:19:07 pm »

... Get the full rundown on my blog... if you are into that sort of thing ...
http://jhu.skynetblogs.be/

Thanks for that, I'll take a look shortly. Good to see you've kicked the Blog back into life.  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2009, 21:19:45 pm »

Hi all

Thanks for all the pictures i got and the link of the video . I am very pleased for all infos i get about the car . It seems like this car never gets tired :-) , It is a race car since the 70's now and was raced nearly each year , with only some minor years of interruption . But please no replicar , the car is still alive . I think i can get it only a little faster while testing some engines but the weight of the car and suspension does not allow to make it much faster . May be some day i take a new race car and this little old car can get a smaller engine and his original colour :-) .

Thanks Udo
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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2009, 21:30:03 pm »

waouw awesome vintage video jon  Shocked Shocked Shocked
where is that dragstrip sweden Huh

Looks like Mantorp
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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2009, 20:08:44 pm »

Yes it is a mantorp. I was there.

Udo, IF you have ideas to paint it original St Moritz Fashion, I might even chip in a contribution. Do IT!!
Do you have any idea how beautiful that paint was?
It was art. The depth and color coding, the graphics and the pearl in the sun was just something a picture will never show.
I was totally shocked when the guys top chopped it and let the paint go to "arts heaven". OK, it was all about getting it going faster but still.  Putting a grinder in to it must have felt like murder I imagine.
Now car was and is still cool.
For the time of  early eighties it was hightech and really well done.
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2009, 08:01:47 am »

Hi

It looked real nice in the original paint . The car came to germany in baby blue. But if you could see how i got it  Angry . It was very bad painted in black , the inside of the car i sandblasted to get the hand sprayed colour off . It was like a restoration for me to get a good new paint on it . At that time nobody knew something about the history , only that it came from sweden .... ! During the  years the car has got some history here in Germany since i own it . The main thing is that it is still alive and in good condition and in good hands Cheesy

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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2009, 19:38:57 pm »

When Hazze Lindholm owned it he had it painted first in white (he called the car snövit/snowwhite)

I didn't know snövit and St moritz was the same car.What an history this car have!!
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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2009, 20:42:47 pm »

The fibreglass bonnet in the picture from Snövit,is the one I have on my car now. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2009, 00:08:34 am »

When Hazze Lindholm owned it he had it painted first in white (he called the car snövit/snowwhite)

This cant be true Frallan, I have talked with plenty of Swedes about snow white and I have a pretty good idea of where the parts of Snow white is now.
Also Snow white wasn't roof chopped.
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« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2009, 18:47:01 pm »

Hazze might have called both the two cars Snow White but they are definitely two different.
1: St Moritz : Chopped without sunroof.
2: The one most people talk about as THE Snow White. Unchopped ragtop.

Car #2 was sold by Hans Lindholm to a guy named Johan in the late 80's. I was offered to buy it in the mid 90's and I looked at it in a tent in Sodertalje. A friend of mine bought some parts from it and I got the aluminium dash. The dash hangs on my garage wall as a memorabilia.
Later a guy called Dick bought it and raced it until 1999 when he sold it to Finland according to rumors.
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« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2009, 17:24:13 pm »

Hot and red ears......

Of course NOT!
I got carried away and I do not know why.
Now in sober condition of my brain I very well recall Snowwhite and seeing the aluminium front end shock towers broken after the wheelie.
St Moritz was never called Snowhite. Neither by Hazze or anyone else.
Sorry about that.

In fact when I think a little bit more I think Hazze never drove St Moritz during his ownership.
Price I remember. It was SEK 12 000. Rolling chassi with a not so hot gearbox.

One more story on the name. When I had the car, it was called by the original name from the guys prior to St Moritz. Häcken Hugo.In english....junkie  (double meaning in Swedish, also bum) car Hugo.
I think first time when I saw the car in Malmö 1976 it was in fact orange primered and not so beautiful.

Edit, now when I re-read you blog JHU, it is almost all there. Well done.

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« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2009, 19:46:35 pm »

Häcken Hugo

I know this name . Peter Köhman told me about this  soon after i got the car . So who did the top chop ?

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« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2009, 21:32:24 pm »

It was fetured in the Swedish magazine "Dragstrip", chopped and in white. I have the magazine, but a friend borrowed it.
I hope to get it this weekend so I can scan it.
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« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2009, 02:55:37 am »

It was chopped by the original builders and owners.
Possibly the guy who had the link to the St Moritz fashion ski shop, had or pulled out in that region of time.
I am sober and it is early in the morning. Fact not fable......
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« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2009, 08:38:16 am »

That blog entry is only that complete thanks to the help from you Frallan! Thanks again Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2009, 09:04:46 am »

This is how it looked when i got the car  Sad

Sorry for the quality , i is take from a VHS video

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« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2009, 09:06:27 am »

This is how it looked when i got the car  Sad

Sorry for the quality , i is take from a VHS video

Udo

Hmmm,

Well looks alor better Nowadays Udo...!!!

See you,

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« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2009, 16:54:31 pm »

And the badest thing was that the owner drove it with a 2,6 Type 4 engine . so there was no chance to go fast  Cheesy

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« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2009, 20:31:02 pm »

You are very lucky to own such an important piece of history, Udo.  Cool

But DON'T take good care of it – drive it like you hate it!  It's what it deserves... Wink
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« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2009, 07:13:30 am »

Hi Keith . I like it and i think it deserves to have a long live  Cheesy

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« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2014, 14:13:30 pm »

New owner Sam Weyland in Luxembourg sent me these.  (Not Germany like I wrote erratically before)
The legend lives on.....

Good luck Sam with the new future and ownership of this car!











Check out his son pulling the car with the electric mini bus!
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