I had guessed what was under the car cover, without peeking, but the beauty in bay 35 in the Hotel car park had never moved during my regular visits there. There were soot marks on the wall where it had been started, but I had no idea who owned it and resisted the temptation of lifting off the covers to take a better look. It’s a rare car anywhere, but particularly so in Norway.

But recently it was there, uncovered, warm and gently ticking. Someone had driven this near-priceless classic somewhere in the Scandinavian winter. We MotorPunks believe that cars are to be driven, not detailed, and salute the driver that let this cat out of the bag. Next time, can we join you for some sideways in the snow?


About The Author

Rich Duisberg

Rich Duisberg* has had work published in Classic & Sportscar, Practical Performance Car, Modern Mini, Banzai, MogMag, Evo, GT Porsche, Complete Kit Car, Absolute Lotus, Alternative Cars, Classic Retro Modern, and elsewhere. Rich often appears on CBS’s XCAR and Carfection channels, and Motors TV, plus JayEmm on Cars, enthusing about historic motoring. His latest book (find his work on Amazon) was described by SniffPetrol as "hilarious", although he was also threatened with legal action by elderly DJ Tim Westwood. In his Midlands man cave is a 1972 Fiat 500, a Lotus Elise, a BMW barge and a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike. Previous machines of interest include an Mk1 MX5 (owned for 14 years!), an Alfa GTV6, a Porsche 968 and a Sinclair C5. The Metro (right) was bought for an experiment, and abandoned in Africa. "I am not getting in a car with him" -  said Le Mans winner, Derek Bell. *A nom-de-plume inspired by the BBC's League of Gentlemen.

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