It’s been a little quiet on the Dragstalgia front so far this year but now we’re pleased to announce some very exciting news. Janne Johansson from Sweden will be bringing some of his stunning Nostalgia collection to display at this year’s Dragstalgia on the 13th-15th July 2018. Janne has a whole workshop full of cars, parts and historic drag racing memorabilia from all over the world and we’re delighted to welcome Janne and some of his display to Santa Pod for the first time.
Janne will be filling his show worthy, Peterbilt towed, transporter with no less than 4 historic Funny Cars and a fuel altered plus he’ll be bringing a 69 Chevy C20 Ramp Truck towing yet another Funny Car, just like they used to in the good old days.
The restored treats Janne will be bringing to Dragstalgia are as follows:
- Opel Manta B 1976 Funny Car, ex Björn Andersson & Tage Hammerman
- “Flygvapnet” Datsun 280 ZX 1980 Funny Car, ex Lee Anders Hasselström
- Volvo 343 1979 Funny car, ex body from DEX Volvo, (Björn Ardin)
- “Bubble Up” Pontiac Trans Am 1977 Funny Car, ex Gordie Bonin & Jerry Verhuel
- Plymouth Arrow 1979 Funny Car, ex Lil´John Lombardo (restoration ongoing)
- T-23 Fuel Altered 1975
Janne’s vehicles won’t be running on track, but instead populating the show marquee with the Björn Andersson Manta and Lee Anders Hasselström Datsun being fired up to cackle throughout the weekend, including participation in the Cracklefest.
The Peterbilt, Ramp Truck and transporter are all show pieces themselves with everything being custom made to transport Janne’s collection around Sweden and beyond. These will be in pride of place next to the display too.
Whilst Janne’s cars are here, we’re also going to take the opportunity to combine his cars with the current crop of European Nostalgia Funny Cars in a bid to recreate this iconic photo of the line-up on the Friday evening. Who knows, we may even be able to line up even more floppers than we did in the original photo.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get up close and personal with some meticulously restored Funny Cars from yesteryear. We’ll see you there.
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