Sunday at SOT Gröndal-Eskilstuna was a real outburst with 75 cars, ATVs and UTVs! SOT Sandlycke-Strängnäs the day after on a Monday and only 40 kilometres away comes little in the shadow of mighty Eskilstuna.
But the over 30 vehicles had fun although a rainy morning, which always scares people away. At least it gives a wet ground with lots of water holes and mud.
Our partner is smac.nu and owner Stefan Pettersson has a new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. Trailhawk means sthe "Rubicon-version" of the new Cherokee, a factory custom made for hard offroading. The Trailhawk has for example extremely low rock gear plus Speed Select, a cruise control for offroading where you can ajust the speed from 1 to 9 kilometres per hour!
One of our youngest participants is girl Tea, 10 years, who steers a full grown ATV. She took part in both Eskilstuna and Strängnäs, her daddy joining her on his ATV. They did the same last year. Tomorrow's offroader already today!
A nice surprise was Christian Lugn from Stockholm appearing. He took part in SOT the first years with his original Willys-Jeep driving all the way to Kiruna! Today he drives an Isuzu Pickup 4x4, a rare truck in Sweden. We shared some lovely memories from the pioneer years when we were allowed to drive on H U G E military offroad areas.
A Volvo military 6x6 truck 1979 showed upp with only 9000 kilometres on it! You can make bargains on these low milage trucks when the army sell them, after decades in garage.
Sandlycke offers a 2 kilometres long powerline with free driving. Our partner Stefan even urged the participants to drive down the bushes in the powerline to keep the ever growing vegetation down!
Tomorrow Tuesday July 21 10 AM we drive SOT Ekeby-Stockholm. A completely different offroad area with a huge gravel pit and a slick rock mountain. Plus your regular forest trails, mud ditches and technical course.
The coastal area often offers good weather with sunshine!
We still will SET A NEW PARTICIPATING RECORD FOR SOT 2015! Come join the historic 20 year anniversary celebrating!