You know that tingly sensation you got as a kid the working day just before you traveled someplace exclusive? For the very first time in ages, that feeling came again to me, hrs in advance of departing for Norway. And for very good purpose.
Acquiring seasoned the insane exciting at Gatebil Mantorp a few weeks back, I was tremendous-thrilled to spend an prolonged weekend at the largest function on Gatebil’s summer season calendar – Rudskogen.
The system was to leave do the job on Wednesday and satisfy up with my pal Samuel who was also headed to Norway for the party. Right after filling up my GT86 and taking part in baggage Tetris in the trunk (which is amazingly roomy), I established my way for the 200km travel from Stockholm to Linköping.
I stayed overnight in Linköping at Samuel’s location, before linking up with an additional good friend, Linus. If you stick to Gatebil on social media, you may possibly know that Samuel and Linus have been producing the party series’ videos for the past yr or so. At 6:00am sharp on Thursday morning, it was time to hit the road in Samuel’s BMW E36.
Just how substantially luggage do 3 men will need for a weekend? Evidently a good deal.
Driving as a result of the Swedish countryside in the rain is entertaining, but it is so substantially better when you’re convoying with a modified 944. Stephanie Falk also met up with us in Linköping, and I managed to snag a rolling image of the Porsche prior to the rain started to pour down difficult. From there on out, I just enjoyed the road vacation.
For myself (and possibly most of individuals), a fast meals pitstop is just about mandatory. We stopped at Töckfors Handelspark, which is just a couple of kilometers from the Sweden-Norway border, and roughly 90km from Norway’s cash, Oslo, for some unhealthy food, extra snacks and gasoline. Luckily at this issue, the rain disappeared and the sunshine peeked by means of as we were being about to head off.
Immediately after crossing the border and listening to how the Swedish radio pale and the Norwegian language took over, my exhilaration for Rudskogen grew a lot more. The road to the location is certainly breathtaking with extensive-open character, thick forests and twisty roads. Together they’re the perfect recipe for a enjoyable generate, and even in Samuel’s E46 we experienced a blast.
After driving for about 40 minutes, we arrived at Rudskogen.
At the booth, we all picked up our yellow wristbands I was now member of the Gatebil media staff for the weekend. Then we created our way to probably the very best media area I’ve ever been in. Not for the reason that of the real setting up, but for the reason that of where by it’s located. Indeed, this is also where Samuel, Linus and I would be camping for the weekend.
As you can see, we didn’t even have to have to depart the room to catch the action. Just outside the house the window was the commence issue of the famed Breisladden levels of competition, which I will cover off in one more put up. This was also our alarm clock every day when the driving commenced at 8:00am. Who doesn’t want to be woken up by screaming wastegates and exhausts, and screeching tires?
As soon as we were all established up, we wasted very little time heading out to catch the action. I cannot wait to demonstrate you what Gatebil Rudskogen 2022 experienced to offer you, because this function blew my thoughts. Keep tuned for a bunch of stories from Norway’s largest automotive festival.