Ewy, Stockholm 2012
February 29, 2012. We visited Ewy to record a movie. Place her apartment on Strandvägen in Stockholm. The film was the beginning of a long collaboration with Ewy. Jan Lundin, my companion in "the Ewy project", had found a 16 mm film in Europe's largest veteran-car market, Veterema in Mannheim.
The movie, originally produced in German, described a contest in Argentina, where Ewy attended, "Argentina Grand Premio 1964". This movie was the cause that this "project" began.
Jan Lundin called me in late 2011. He had heard that I had produced a movie about Ewy and her 80th birthday on Konettgården, just outside Linköping. I lit upon the idea, of course. Filming is next to the interest of Mercedes-Benz (W111), my biggest hobby. We figured that Ewy, who drove the race at the time, would comment on what she saw on the film, as a complement to the otherwise rather dull German speaker, who few outside German would understand.
It's about a real very good road movie: Jagd auf heißen Strassen. A fantastic well-produced film from the 60's, commissioned by Daimler AG, produced by Cinecontact Film GmbH in Berlin.
The film showing has been a big success during the latest years! Most times with Ewy present.
Ewy, Köping 2012
The small city of Köping is an industrial town with proud traditions. The mechanical works, named after the city - Köpings Mekaniska Verkstad (KMV) – were founded in 1856. Already in 1926 they began manufacturing gearboxes for AB Volvo. In an industrial estate, where once the mechanical works that took its name from the city - Köpings Mekaniska Verkstad - were located is today a fascinating automotive and technological Museum.
2012, Ewy visited the museum. The film "Race on hot Roads" (origin Auf heißen Strassen), was shown to 130 people with Ewy present.