Held for the 16th consecutive time, the Tjolöholm Classic Motor hosted an array of more than 1,300 exhibited vehicles representing more than 100 clubs which were admired by 10,000 vistitors. On Sunday May 25, the large castle park was filled with mopeds, motorcycles, cars, trucks, buses, stationary engines, aeroplanes and everything else that thrills the minds of classic vehicle enthusiasts.
Visitors came from near and far to admire all the beatiful vehicles that had gathered on the lawns below the Tudor style castle, enjoying the sunshine and maybe a picnic basket too. The whole day was as usual filled with different activitiers in order to please the visitors. The Spitfire Mk XVI belonging to Swedish company Biltema did a stunning airshow, displaying all the skills of the pilot and the abilities of the plane.
On the ground, experts and laymen alike were discussing welding, lubrication, camshafts, rubber sealings, paintwork and everythings else that is part of the renovation of older vehicles. But also people that never come close to this kind of vehicles took an interest and enjoyed a nice day out in a friendly atmosphere. Many families move about on the large grassy areas.
Volvo Cars Heritage traditionally uses a part of the Volvo club section for an exhibition of older Volvo cars and promoting the Volvo brand. This year, Heritage manager Claes Rydholm had chosen to display the PV655 Norrmalm Drophead Coupe from 1933 which is widely known as "The world's most beautiful Volvo". Beside it was a PV60 from 1946 belonging to the Volvo Musem. Following in chronological order came a nice little 445 pickup truck from 1954 represening the 1950s and the 1960s was represented by a dark green 123 GT from 1967 in original condition with a lovely patina. The future was also present in the shape of an XC60 DRIVe model year 2010. That is the ultra-low fuel consumption and emission version of the XC60, featuring a 2.4 litre diesel engine and frontwheel drive.
During the summer of 2009, the Volvo 445 pickup from Tjolöholm will be displayed in the reception of the VCI building at Volvo Cars in Gothenburg. The 445 celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and this car will be the symbol of them all through this celebration.