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Royal fun at the wheel in the veteranmopedrally

the Holes and the northern direction all in the asphalt on the Liljeörnsgatan make my knattrande rampage at two ”royal” wheels to a bit of an ordeal. The street in Stockholmsstadsdelen Hässelby reminds me of the bouncing experiences at the Uppsala network in the period between the 60 - and 70-century.

Image 1 of 6 Slalomåkningen between Icakassarna at Spånga torg was a true test for DN's veteranmoppeförare. Photo: Anders G Warne Image 2 of 6 Concentrated driver at the starting line. Photo: Anders G Warne Image 3 of 6 Trampmoped with the ILO-engine, a rarity in excellent condition and possibly sponsored by a particular petroleumbolag. Photo: Anders G Warne Image 4 of 6 Kevin Andersson had problems with oljeinblandningen of the fuel, its Crescent ”Raketare” -61. Tändstiftsbyte followed at Spånga torg. Bronze position in the rally was still plaster on the wounds. Photo: Anders G Warne Image 5 of 6 Drivers in total skinnmundering approaching målfållan. Photo: Anders G Warne Image 6 of 6 Directly after the last control, where it was to run as slowly as possible, warned the contestants of the. Photo: Anders G Warne Slideshow

We are talking about scooters, the motorized fortskaffningsmedlet on (usually) two wheels who in 1952 received the go-ahead in Sweden to be delivered by their drivers without the requirement of a license.

Kalle Holmberg: to Show respect for today's mopedförare

2019 I run a Puch Florida -62 in the original, a well maintained scooter with a special history. In 1969, I steered a custombygge, förfärdigat of the big brother Gunnar and consisting of a ram from Monarch and one engine from Zündapp. Årsmodellsbestämningen remained unclear.

about just that; models of the vintage vehicles which took part in the mopedrallyt Harald Nielsen Memorial. They should be at least 30 years old, according to the existing principle for the rally. Without timekeeping harvested 75 drivers the nearly two-mile long track, which was running on the preferably quiet streets in the boroughs of Haddington, Vinsta, Nälsta and Vällingby in western Stockholm.

The belt-driven and trampförsedda mopeds, for example Monarpeden from Monarch, I heard already during my teenage years as hopelessly outdated means of transport. Not so the tender care the holder of such registered for this year's rally. In the steep hill after the verification with the slalom driving at Spånga torg has these proud and unconcerned drivers particular attention to stödtrampa their 50-talsmoppar when the motor power is not enough.

Image 1 of 4 DN:s reporter had to borrow tidstrogen helmet of Nisse Skogmyr, the founder of the Mopedum, a nostalgia - and mopedmuseum in Nynäshamn. Photo: Håkan Holmberg, Slide 2 of 4 Time for the start, DN:s reporter puts the helmet in place. Photo: Anders G Warne Image 3 of 4 the King's ungdomsmoped arranged to view the face of the rally. Photo: Anders G Warne Image 4 of 4 Plaque with ursprungsuppgifter about the royal Puchen. Photo: Anders G Warne Slideshow

as the then crown prince Carl Gustaf, now the king of Sweden, got as a present on his 16th birthday the last of april 1962. The power of the 57-year-old moped is sufficient to I, with perhaps a measure of stöddighet, to provide 50-the speakers behind me.

I disappear over the brow of the Stjärnfallsvägen, one for the day of chance fitting name for some vehicles on this section of road. As the remaining star in the sky will be, however, I just reversed to the hard realities of the earth mother; two participants on each Zündapp run playing easy on me.

over the my youth, the Monarch-Zündapp-bastard. High time to now recognize why it was so good; the flask was jackad, which made it with an adjustable nozzle fitted to rovaniemi to wind so it was lovely.

So long as it's not raining, it should be said – and needed only some light scouring to the engine would totalstrejka. Arcing due to poorly insulated plug, with power jumping past the spark plug when the water came in on the act, may have been the problem. Was investigated, however, not there and then.

Help, suddenly my Puch -62 on the way to stay! Completely self-inflicted, after a break I forget, obviously, to open the fuel valve. No shadow should fall on the efficient kungamoppen – during the whole rally feels very reliable.

King Carl Gustaf, at the place in 2001 at the Motala motor museum, inspects their ”kronprinsmoped” in the company of queen Silvia and crown princess Victoria. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

for the austrian ingenjörsskapelsen is the Motala motor museum. From there were borrowed in the year to the organizers of Harald Nielsen Memorial, which, in turn, offered the DN Engine that designate a driver suitable to control the treasure around the Portland area.

It was I who was appointed. So of course I accepted, on 'royal wheel' for a day and get to relive his time as mopedburen teen don't miss.

A helmet of the type ”egg shell”, certainly with a few years more on the neck than Puchen, put another motoranknutet museum up with: Mopedum – Swedish nostalgimuseet in Nynäshamn.

until a navy kaptensrock from Linjeflyg, clear, spacious and in line with the nostalgia that frames the Portland folklore society, and the Spånga Local and Hembygdsgilles events this Sunday.

Image 1 of 2 Stellan Riffle take a look in the rear view mirror its after the completion of the rally in what was once his home. Photo: Anders G Warne Slide 2 of 2 DN:s reporter (in orange vest) talking moped with Stellan Riffle. Both drove a Puch Florida in the rally. Photo: Anders G Warne Slideshow

Along the track rays I now and then together with Stellan Riffle. He is running a Puch Florida -61, just as he did as a young man, after 1964 have hit on a better used with trampor.

– Found this 61:an on the Block. So much nostalgia for me to run veteranrally right here in Portland, where I once lived, " says Riffle, now located in the Southern We outside Vimmerby.

Ine Seidel is running a Zündapp Sport Combinette -67 during the rally. The group she is part of the fix itself, jointly and severally, after the slowest member.

" We didn't get to the goal in time, the rally had just been flagged by when we arrived. Ingrid Næss, my friend from Kongsvinger in Norway, had a bit of trouble with that switch. It was important in all cases to participate. And I did balansprovet of the plank, probably because I drove so fast, says Ine Seidel.

The sporty Zündappen stands on her, a gift from her husband Michael Seidel, mopedentusiast and participants in Sunday's rally.

"I suspect that he chose to give it to me, in practice, an excuse to acquire even a moped...," says Ine Seidel.

Image 1 of 2 Ine Seidel (left) and Ingrid Næss drove veteranrallyt on a Zundapp, a Sport Combinette -67, respectively, a KS50 -77. Photo: Private Slide 2 of 2 Michael and Ine Seidel on their Zündappmoppar. Photo: Private Slideshow

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