During the weekend 6th to 9th April the Easter Bunny hit the Swedish tuning scene for the spring opener. Dotz was right in the middle of hotrods, U.S. cars, performance modifications, motorcycles and moose-drifters.
Sweden traditionally celebrates the first major tuning show of the year: The Bilsport Custom Motor Show in Jonkoping, this year for the 42nd Time.
72,000 people came to the Elmia exhibition center, in defiance of the Scandinavian winter and let U.S. street cruisers, hotrods and hot chicks warm the tuning-heart.
Dotz was one of 172 exhibitors from ten countries. At the booth of the tuning brand, among other things, there was a foretaste to Dotz Bilsport drift challenge: the Nissan Silvia with 335hp from the Norwegian Dotz pro drifter Kristoffer Eliassen with the Fast Seven rims showed the Dotz team graphics for the first time to the public.
If, on 4 August in Mantorp Park, the premiere of Dotz Bilsport Drift Challenge goes on stage, Dotz also provides style for the right pace: this BMW 1M Coupe with a Fast Seven achieves, thanks to M performance package, a Sparco intercooler and various other engine upgrades 452hp.
Dotz Rider Team Stian Jacobsen with his Nissan Silvia S13 showed us on the the outdoor area not just how to drift around a Leopard 2 tank but also a drift-taste of the Scandinavian series and the Dotz Bilsport Drift Challenge.
What is never missing in Sweden, of course, is an old school Volvo: This Amazon station wagon, built in 1969, enobled with his 2.8 liter engine with a powerful 950Nm and the Fast Seven the Dotz booth.
Traditionally coming to Jonkoping is also Dotz teamrider Knud Tiroch. Last year selected to “King of Custom” with his 1950 Chevy, this time Tiroch brought a "Volksrodder" to Sweden. A 52-VW-Beetle in Bonneville-style with a 700 hp Chevy engine.
Speaking of Bonneville: The Volksrodder competed for the most spectacular hotrod-concept with the Lindeskolan "Ratrod".
Unlike most hotrods this school project is roadworthy.
As usual at Bilsport Custom Motor Show Bilsport...
…hotrods were an important part of the whole exhibition.
Just as legendary American car such as this 1970 Hemi Challenger with a polished block and a cylinder bore of 4.500.
For a right US-car, of course, the performance also includes a NOS nitrous oxide injection.
Right next to ist was the original Fast & Furious 1970 Dodge Charger with his huge 900hp supercharged Hemi.
Also the one-lane U.S. halls were filled with parts like this custom Harley Davidson from Jan Nordström.
This Ford Thunderbird convertible 1966 is equipped with a Ford 390 V8 engine.
One of the showpieces of the Elmia was this Chevy Impala SS 1964 by Swedish Emil Benyamin.
Next to the U.S. cars this Toyota Supra with TRD Widebody and Cobra racing seats stood out in the performance halls at Elmia.
The NX-fired engine roars over a 4-way KKD exhaust system. In addition, a fuel control made of titanium, a MR Custom intercooler and a Garrett GT 45 turbo is installed.
Another highlight came in the form of a Nissan 350Z with Veilside wide body kit from Luke Koos. The 420hp machine with GReddy exhaust system makes 353Nm and accelerates the 350 in 5.8 seconds from 0 to 100km/h.
Inside thanks to brushed aluminum and carbon fiber details the Nissan creates a “Need For Speed” style-optic.