The Per Arne Knudsen Photo Collection
Per Arne Knudsen of Oslo, Norway is a Norwegian hot rod pioneer. Per Arne's glowing interest for hot rods was sparked when he found an American hot rod magazine at a newsstand at Koppang station in Østerdalen of Norway in the early 1960s. At the time he had heard about The Wildcat Motorclub, another Oslo hot rod and custom club, and people such as Per Ivar Kolgrov, but he didn't know them. Per Arne grew up in the old part of Oslo, known as Gamlebyen. He worked at the Standard shoe-factory in Gamlebyen, and at one time he had six old Fords parked behind the factory. Around 1964 Per Arne formed the club Viking Custom with his friend Roar Arnegård. Viking Custom was one of the first hot rods club of Norway. Before Per Arne set off to build his well known 1934 Ford Cabriolet he worked on a 1924 Ford Model-T tudor that he wanted to build into a hot rod. That dream ended after Neslein from the vehicle licensing department had inspected it. One day, Roar who was hot rodding a 1933 Ford Roadster with some other friends, found a garage for rent at Alnabru in Oslo. The garage was advertised in a local newspaper, and it was located at the property were the city of Oslo parked their retired city-buses. Roar asked Per Arne if he wanted to rent the garage with him, he agreed and they both moved into the garage. Per Arne did most of the work on his 1934 Ford in the garage. Once completed, the vehicle licensing department in Oslo refused to approve Per Arne's 1934 Ford. After several attempts, Per Arne found out that it was impossible to fight the guys at vehicle licensing department, so he traded the '34 to Ludvig Bjørnstad for a 1956 Chevrolet two-door hardtop in 1970.
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