first time Sweden Offroad Tour ended outside Sweden
– in Norway!
Sunday July 20 we drove at Rudskogen Motorsenter, south of Rakkestad in southern
close to the Swedish border.
club KMA Östfold Offroadklubb hade put in a lot of work and money on the forest area with hills and valleys, granite and mud: making completely new offroad trails,
building log bridges over ditches and spreading large gravel on uphill slopes.
The club is
also very serious about safety. Everyone had to buy a one-day license for full
insurance and the vehicles were technically controlled: brakes, safety belts,
is a role model when it comes to offroad safety!
with a SOT day with 90 percent Norwegians! Some cars took part in the
historical “offroad border meeting”; driving in Sweden
on Saturday and Norway
on Sunday. Two different countries in one weekend!
served, apart from hot dogs and hamburgers, Norwegian food called Lapskaus with
lingonberry jam! And they served c o l d drinks in the +27 degrees heat.
Offroad Tour 4-20.7 2014 attracted 400 4WD cars and ATVs, countiuing making it
and one of the world’s greatest 4x4 adventures. Eight different countries took part; Sweden, Norway (19 vehicles), Denmark (11), Germany (3), Holland (3), Switzerland (2), England (1) and China (1 borrowed Swedish car).
made it “All the way – All the days”, 2850 kilometres and
17 offroad days; Leo Kratz and daughter Pernilla from the county of Småland
in their black Jeep Cherokee 1991. Even grandson Theo joined the last weekend.
For their achievement they got a Warn winch kit bag worth 2500 SEK/250 Euro!
Plus diplomas, of course.
- Once in
your life you have to drive all days on SOT! says Leo, who hade to work back
home the next day on Monday.
all 1000 persons who took part, land owners, partner clubs and sponsors.
pics will be published on Photos on this site within a week. Already there are
pics and films from the tour on Internet, for example http://www.youtube.com
. Search for: sweden
offroad tour 2014 .
Sweden Offroad Tour celebrates its 20 year anniversary! The sponsors and SOT
plan to make something special! The tour is planned to start one week later
than before, July 10-26 2015, due to late school endings and vacations on the
European continent. The program for SOT 2015 will be published on this site
December 1 2014. WELCOME!