A Brief History of the Volvo Amazon – Everything You Need To Know

Volvo Amazon car station wagon

The story behind the design of the Volvo Amazon is quite complex and takes in influences from a number of sources. Volvo had recruited Jan Wilsgaard from the Handicraft Society School (which is nowadays called the HDK, School of Design and Crafts). The young Wilsgaard’s first design work for Volvo was a large V8 powered car called the Volvo Phillip made in 1950.

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Steve McQueen’s Own Personal Husqvarna 250 Cross

Husqvarna 250 Cross Fender

The Husqvarna 250 Cross is a motorcycle that sits high on any list of genuinely influential 20th century bikes – it wasn’t the first offroad racing two-stroke motorcycle, but it quickly became the most successful of its age, and the basic formula that went into it would shape almost all motocross motorcycles going forwards. The…

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Husqvarna Model 30 A – Privateer Dirt Track Racer

Husqvarna Model 30 A Motorcycle JAP Engine

This Husqvarna Model 30 A is a custom motorcycle of sorts – it was built by a privateer racer before Husqvarna offered their own factory-built version – the Model 350DT (DT for “dirt track”). The 1920s and ’30s were an important, formative time for dirt track racing – also called flat track, circle track, and…

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Dennis Hopper’s Original Husqvarna 250 Cross

Husqvarna 250 Cross Tank

This is Dennis Hopper’s original 1970 Husqvarna 250 Cross, he bought it brand new just a year after the cinematic release of Easy Rider, one of his most famous works which he had co-directed with Peter Fonda and co-written with both Peter Fonda and Terry Southern. Dennis Hopper – Counterculture Hero and Hollywood Icon Hopper is remembered…

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Singi Fallkniv Arctic Knife

Each Singi Fallkniv Arctic Knife is made by hand north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden using natural materials native to the region, including a handle made from locally occurring birchwood. It uses a stainless steel drop point blade, a Karesuando inlay shield, a stainless bolster, a braided leather lanyard with bone bead, and a brown…

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James Garner’s Husqvarna 400 Cross

James Garner was an A-list actor from the golden age of Hollywood who shared the motorsport addiction that also afflicted the likes of Steve McQueen and Paul Newman. Garner was the co-owner of the AIR (American International Racers) team, which ran endurance road-racing Corvettes in the late 1960s, and he was also contracted to American…

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Morakniv of Sweden Bushcraft Survival Knife

The Bushcraft Survival Knife by Morakniv of Sweden was developed as an emergency fire starting solution for any climate. The magnesium fire starter stick sends out sparks at over 3000°C regardless of how wet, cold or snowy it is, and the stream of sparks is visible from a significant distance after dark. Morakniv ship each…

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Lumberjack Shirt by Fjällräven

The Canada Shirt by Fjällräven is a classic take on the ubiquitous lumberjack shirt – with the famous red check design that’s been keeping loggers safe from hunters since the 1800s. The Fjällräven version is designed to be worn as either a first or second layer – meaning it can be used as a shirt…

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