I've got plenty of tales of the wretched heaps I've owned over the years, but I lack sufficient photographic evidence of my Free Beater Era. Now, however, I've unearthed this old shot of the legendary Free '68 Volvo 144.
We're thankful for pre-Ford Volvo, but now we're thinking Post-Chinese Volvo will make us thankful for the days of Ford's ownership. So this pre-Turkey Day we're remembering some highlights of the company as it is now and as it was.
In Detroit, it was 1969 OK, all across the USA. You had your Goats and Road Runners and vast landyachts and so on. But in Göteborg, far from being another year with nuttin' to do, 1969 was another year of Odin's heirs grinding out more slab-sided Swedish warriors to do battle with less sensible vehicular opponents.…