Coupe Devils

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The Coupe Devils Car Club at the third annual Coupe Devils Rod & Kustom Bonanza in 2011.
Kjetil Kvipt's 1926 Chevrolet Roadster Pickup of Sandefjord, Norway. Kjetil is a founding member of the Coupe Devils car club, and his roadster pickup was completed in 2014.
Kasper Kaarbø's 1929 Ford Model A Leatherback Coupe
Tom Røine's 1963 Buick of Oslo, Norway. Tom is a member of the Coupe Devils car club, and his Buick received a gold metalflake paint job in May of 2014.
The annual Coupe Devils Bonanza Line Up photo from the 6th annual Coupe Devils Rod & Kustom Bonanza in 2014. Photo by Signe Solberg.
Sondre Kvipt's 1957 Ford Ranchero of Oslo, Norway. Restyled by Olav and Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama, the car is a tribute to Jerry DeVito's 1957 Ford Fairlane, known as the Maze. Sondre's Ranchero, known as the Kustomrama Dream Truck was completed in the Summer of 2015.
The Coupe Devils club line up at the 2017 Coupe Devils Rod & Kustom Bonanza. Photo by Olav Kvipt.

The Early Years

The Coupe Devils of Norway is a Norwegian car club for traditional hot rods and custom cars. The club was established in 2001 by Sondre Kvipt, Kjetil Kvipt, and Ole Kristian Espeland. After seeing the traditional hot rod and kustom scene making a comeback in Southern California, and after attending several hot rod, custom and rockabilly shows in Sweden in the late 1990s, Sondre, Ole Kristian and Kjetil decided it was about time to start their own club as well. At the time Sondre had a 1955 Cadillac Coupe DeVille called the "Coupe DeVil", Ole had a 1956 Chevrolet handyman project, and Kjetil had a flamed 1957 Ford. Sondre sketched up a logo for the new club that was drawn with a white tire pen on the back of their leather jackets. Shortly after founding the club, Sondre made a website for the Coupe Devils. Back then every decent hot rod and custom club had their own website. The following text was used to describe the club on the new webpage: "The Coupe Devils was formed back in the unholy year of 2001 by three Norwegian timebandits. To become a member of our rockabilly, rod and kustom gang, you have to own a pre 61 traditional american rod or kustom. There is no way to stop us, We'r on rock'n roll!!!"[1]


In 2009 the Coupe Devils held their first annual Coupe Devils Rod & Kustom Bonanza at Bruvollen in Blaker, Norway. The show was held May 23rd.


Members

Sondre Kvipt
Kjetil Kvipt
Ole Kristian Espeland
Morten Hovland
Jon Hegnastykket
Kasper Kårbø
Ken Norrena
Magne Hegnastykket
Hans Ola Christensen
Tom Røine
Terje Rusthaug
Olav Kvipt


Club Cars

Kjetil Kvipt's 1926 Chevrolet Roadster Pickup
Terje Rusthaug's 1928 Ford Model A Tudor
Ken Norrena's 1928 Pontiac
Hans Ola Christensen's 1929 Ford Model A Coupe
Kasper Kårbø's 1929 Ford Model A Leatherback Coupe
Ole Kristian Espeland's 1931 Ford Tudor
Sondre Kvipt's 1934 Ford Pickup
Ole Kristian Espeland's 1935 Ford 5-Window Coupe
Sondre Kvipt's 1937 Willys Overland
Hans Ola Christensen's 1939 Ford 4-Door Sedan
Ken Norrena's 1939 Ford
Jon Hegnastykket's 1946 Buick Roadmaster
Ken Norrena's 1946 Ford
Hans Ola Christensen's 1947 Buick Sedanette
Magne Hegnastykket's 1948 Ford
Sondre Kvipt's Tucker 48 Movie Replica
Tom Carroll's 1949 Chevrolet Club Coupe
Kasper Kårbø's 1949 Ford Tudor - Pandoras Box
Ole Kristian Espeland's 1950 Plymouth DeLuxe
Kjetil Kvipt's 1951 Pontiac Chieftain Eight
Kjetil Kvipt's 1951 Chevrolet Panel Gasser
Tom Røine's 1953 Chevrolet 210
Kjetil Kvipt's 1953 Ford Customline
Ken Norrena's 1953 Oldsmobile
Sondre Kvipt's 1955 Cadillac
Kjetil Kvipt's 1955 Lincoln Capri
Kjetil Kvipt's 1955 Pontiac
Ken Norrena's 1956 Buick
Hans Ola Christensen's 1956 Ford F-100
Ole Kristian Espeland's 1956 Ford
Jon Hegnastykket's 1956 Mercury Monterey
Kjetil Kvipt's 1957 Ford Town Victoria
Sondre Kvipt's 1957 Ford Ranchero - The Kustomrama Dream Truck
Hans Ola Christensen's 1959 Buick
[[Morten Hovland's 1961 Cadillac] Coupe DeVille]
Ken Norrena's 1962 Ford
Tom Røine's 1963 Buick


External Links

The Official Coupe Devils Webpage


References






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