Welcome to Rally Flashback, where we look at previous versions of the upcoming round of the World Rally Championship. Rally Sweden is one of the classic rounds of the WRC, and the only winter rally on this years calendar. This year the conditions will feature less snow and more ice/gravel, possibly similar to what we…
America is in tit-for-tat military escalations on two fronts: China in the east and Russia in the west. On Thursday, Russian bombers flew directly towards the Swedish coastline, abruptly turning away at the last moment. This came as it was announced the US will be flying B-52s to Sweden for a major exercise.
Step One: open can of frankfurters. Step Two: put can of frankfurters in a fire. Step Three: consume frankfurters.
What you see here is an electric prototype based on the old Saab 95 that was used for a brief period in the city of Linköping before ending up in the museum. But can it be the weirdest postal vehicle ever built?
[Current inspiration: a Datsun 160J races ahead to a top ten finish in the 1979 Rally Sweden. Photo via Nissan]
Volvo is really trying hard to remind you they're Swedish. Pay no attention to their Chinese puppet master running the abacus in the corner! And I dare say this intense music-video collage of Swedishness shills their desired cultural identity pretty dramatically.
Bastnäs is an ancient Swedish ore field hidden deep in the forest that’s famous for two things: the discovery of the chemical element Cerium in 1803, and the at least 1,000 cars that are hiding behind the trees there since the early fifties.
Sweden started making a big fuss about a month ago, saying that something was under the water just off its coast. It wasn't supposed to be, and they were pissed. After launching a massive hunt, they came up with nothing, but Sweden says this picture proves they knew what they were talking about all along.
Sweden has been hunting for some sort of mystery... something, in its waters for about a week now. They never were entirely sure what it was, but the best guess was that it was a small Russian submarine. We may never find out now, though, because Sweden just called off the search.
When we first heard the Sweden was hunting for a phantom submarine that may or may not be stranded in its coastal waters, we knew it was something. Weird? No. Confusing? Possibly, but not quite there. But thanks to the Supreme Commander of the Swedish Forces, we have new terminology for it: "Fucked up."
An American spy plane, listening out for signals intelligence high above international waters in the Baltic Sea, was forced to hightail it to Sweden to avoid intercept by Russian fighter jets, according to the New York Times. This sort of thing has happened before, but this incident is definitely weird.
The Swedish Moose Test is infamous for finding stability issues in cars. It sounds silly on first hearing, but it actually makes a lot of sense. And this video, fittingly from Sweden, shows why it exists. Warning for the squeamish readers of the world: it's a graphic shot of a flying moose.
It's one thing to do donuts around some dude on a segway, but what about donuts around a car flipped onto its side?
Right now...stop reading and go ask 10 people, "Who makes the coolest cars?" then come back. Good you are back...what were the answers? Italy, Germany, USA, Japan, maybe England? I bet Sweden was not on most people's radar. And that is a shame, because the small country of only 9.5 million just rolled in like a…
Ah, Volvo. The greatest Swedish marque if you don't count Koenigsegg or Saab. They're sturdy, tough, and built to survive the harshest of Swedish winters. Right?
Parking tickets are a fact of life, especially if you live in a big city. You have to have a flagrant and pathological disrespect for the law, though, to be able to rack up $30,000,000 Swedish Kronor in parking fines, like one man did in the city of Malmö. That's $4,525,080 in US dollars. Hooooooooly crap.
Police in Jordbrolänken, Sweden have come under fire after a video surfaced that purports to show a drag race between a cop car and another motorist just south of Stockholm. But was it really a race?