Bo "Gamen" Sandberg of Stockholm, Sweden. Bo was born in 1939, and he had been to the United States at an early age, as his dad ran a forwarding company, and Sven sometime was allowed to travel with his dad on the chartered planes.
Bo's parents lived at Kungsholmen in Stockholm. He had many nicknames, and is known as both "Bosse" and "Gamen". At age 14 Gamen began buying and restoring mopeds. After a while he started to customize the mopeds, giving them a personal touch. When he got his drivers license, he swapped the mopeds for cars. Gamen grew early an interest for the American car culture, and already in 1957 he founded the Road Devils of Stockhom, a "raggar-club." When Gamen went to the US with his dad, he brought magazines and stuff back home, to himself, and to his friends.
Gamen was a driving force behind the second generation of Swedish hot rodders and customizers.
Around 1964 / 1965 Gamen and Göran Silfors ran a custom parts company and body shop called Yankee Junk in Älvesjö, in Stockholm, Sweden. The name of the company was not popular overseas, so they changed name to Yankee Custom Parts.
Bosse married with Karin "Morris" Sandberg. She did some paint work on the cars and also helped with upholstery work. Together they got the son Lee Sandberg.
Bo and Karin separated 1973 and Bo married Ludmila Sandberg. They lived a short time in England.
In 2020 Mats Lilja told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama that he used to live near to Gamen's place in Örby in his early teens. "Me and some of my friends used to hang outside his workshop, and I particularly remember the trike that he had. Gamen had made a poster of him and his wife posing on the trike and I got one of those from him. I was very proud," Lilja recalled, adding that it was a very big thing for a 13-year-old boy. According to Lilja, the rumor was that the trike was the first trike ever built in Sweden. By then, Gamen's dad was running Vasa Päls, the biggest fur dealer in Stockholm and Sweden.
Bo Sandberg's Cars
Cars Painted by Bo Sandberg
Sven Sandberg's 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe - The Glowing Coupe
Göran Silfors' 1936 Ford Sedan
Hans Broberg and Kjelle Gustad's 1938 Chevrolet Convertible
Arne Lindstrand's 1955 Chevrolet
Sven Sandberg's 1956 Ford Sunliner Convertible
Motorbikes Painted by Bo Sandberg
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