The P.A. Flink Photo Collection

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A Model T Bucket named "Cargo Tee" at the 1968 Hot Rod Show. Photo courtesy of P.A. Flink, provided by Martin Flink.
Janne Rådström's 1928 Ford Model A coupe at the 1968 Hot Rod Show. The car rolled on Radir wheels, fitted with blackwall tires. Photo courtesy of P.A. Flink, provided by Martin Flink.
A front end shot of the Deejays GTA version of Bo Sandberg's 1959 Ford Thunderbird at the 1968 Hot Rod Show in Stockholm. Bengt Andersson's 1955 Chevrolet convertible is shown next to Gamen's Thunderbird. Bengt's Chevrolet was named "El Libre." Photo courtesy of P.A. Flink, provided by Martin Flink.
A photo of the Deep Candy Blue version of Göran "Sillen" Silfors' Model A roadster, taken at the 1968 Hot Rod Show in Stockholm. Known as the Early Bird, Sillen's roadster featured Royal Blue Metalflake flames by Yankee Custom Parts. "Sillen" pinstriped the car himself after it had been painted. The car ended its days in a garage wall. The remaining parts were sold and spread all over Sweden. Photo courtesy of P.A. Flink, provided by Martin Flink.
A photo of the Candy Red version of Lars Erik Ljungkvist's 1932 Ford roadster taken at the 1968 Hot Rod Show in Stockholm. According to the sign in front of the car, Pia Karlseth was the current owner. Photo courtesy of P.A. Flink, provided by Martin Flink.
Photo courtesy of P.A. Flink, provided by Martin Flink.
Photo courtesy of P.A. Flink, provided by Martin Flink.
Photo courtesy of P.A. Flink, provided by Martin Flink.
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In 1967 P.A. exhibited his moped, the Peacock, at the third annual Hot Rod Show in Stockholm. P.A. was 15 years old at the time, and mopeds were a much bigger interest than hot rods at the time. This is not a photo of the Peacock. Photo courtesy of P.A. Flink, provided by Martin Flink.
A photo of P.A.'s moped, The Peacock, dated March 1968. Photo courtesy of P.A. Flink, provided by Martin Flink.
At age 23, in 1975, P.A. bought a 1939 Ford hearse, a car he made the streets of his hometown unsafe with.

P.A Flink of Gävle, Sweden was born in 1952. He was introduced to the motor scene at age, 15 when he built his first kustom moped. The moped, named "The Peacock", was shown at the 1967 Hot Rod Show in Stockholm. During the late 1960s and 1970s P.A. was a regular visitor at almost all of the Hot Rod Show's in Stockholm, bringing his camera to immortalize the Swedish hot rod and custom scene.[1]


At age 17, in 1969, P.A bought his first car, a 1935 Chevrolet fourdoor sedan. In the early 1970s he got the urge for a hot rod, and he bought a 1930 Ford Model A roadster body that Calle Johansson and Bengt Larsson of Rättvik had started to build into a hot rod in the mid 1960s. The same body was also used to make molds for Carl-Ola Englund's fiberglas roadster. At age 23, in 1975, P.A. bought a 1939 Ford hearse, a car he made the streets of his hometown unsafe with. In the late 1970s P.A. had a bunch of 1955 Chevrolet's that he sold. His first was a 1955 Chevrolet pickup that he bought in Los Angeles in 1976. He drove the truck from coast to coast, along with a buddy in a 1940 Ford coupe, before both cars were shipped from New York to Sweden.[1]


P.A. started with GM cars. He had some FoMoCo cars for a while before he ended up with GM cars again in 2006. In 2006 P.A. bought himself a 1952 Oldsmobile Holiday coupe. In 2013 P.A. still owned his first car, the 1935 Chevrolet fourdoor sedan.[1]


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