On Sunday September 20, it was yet again time for Träffpunkt 80 –Meeting Point 80– at the premises of the beautiful Grytsberg Manor park, 85 km west of Stockholm. Arranged by Swedish magazine 'Klassiker' for the third time, the meeting attracted almost 500 vehicles which was a new record attendance.
The theme this year has WHITE, the colour of the 1980s, not least for Volvo which was represented through Volvo Cars Heritage and a white 740GL estate from 1988 with 350,000 km on the clock but working perfectly. It did over 800 km in one day going to Grytsberg and back.
In Central Europe, this increasingly growing group of emerging classics are called Youngtimers (as opposed to Oldtimers) and they represent a decade in the automotive history when a lot happened in terms of technology, when design was provocative and exterior plastic made its real breakthrough.
One of the prize-winning cars in the 'People's choice' category was a red two-owner 340 GLE from 1985 which had just been saved from a destiny worse than death by its current owner.
The personal favourite of VCH manager Claes Rydholm turned out to be a Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione in full Martini Racing dress,which made him all excited. But eventually he regained his faculties behind the wheel of the 740 on his way back to Gothenburg. Check out more from this meeting at www.klassiker.nu