Bell bottom trousers, long hair, sideburns, platform shoes, miniskirts, tunics and Afghan vests, peace, love and understanding, ABBA, Pink Floyd, brown, orange, green and yellow. The 1970s wake up a lot of memories in all of us who remember this decade, or as someone once put it: "If you remember the 70s, you weren't there".
On Sunday May 15, Träffpunkt 70 (meeting for vehicles from the 1970s) was once again staged in the town of Borås, 70 km northeast of Gothenburg. The colour brown was this year's theme, and Volvo Cars Heritage met up with two cars: a beautiful Volvo 1800E in golden brown metallic, accompanied by an equally nice 164E in a real 1970s shade of green.
A newly renovated 1800E from 1971 and an untouched 164E from 1972 made up the Volvo Cars Heritage representation at Träffpunkt 70 in Borås.
Both VCH cars attracted a lot of attention and really felt at home in the midst of other vehicles of the same age, a lot of them other Volvos but many of them other cars that were common on the roads 30-40 years ago but are long gone since.
The staff of Swedish "Klassiker" magazine, who organize these meetin200 cars, motorbikes and mopeds had turned up for this informal and relaxed meeting – in spite of the shaky weather – which was spiced with a funny camping bonanza, a boot sale and tons of nostalgia.
1970s nostalgia was the key word for the Träffpunkt 70 – a study in brown.