1965

A rising star takes the wheel!


Reine Wisell was really determined to further improve the car and added some new features to increase both road holding and durability.

The rear leaf springs and lever dampers were taken out and replaced by coil over telescopic dampers (Triumph Herald) and adjustable lower bars.

Ventilation was improved in the coupe by bigger openings in the rear.

Disc brakes were increased in diameter.

Improved gearbox was fitted.

1965

During the -65 season Reine Wisell was participating in totally 10 races. A mix of national and international races on tarmac and ice. Haresjoloppet, Varpanloppet, Brunnsjoloppet, Ring Knutstorp, Skarpnack, Gellerasen and Roskilde Ring in Denmark.


He ended on a 7th place totally in the Swedish championship against profiles like Harry ”Sputnik” Kallstrom in Cooper-Mini, Leif Englund in Lotus Elite, Picko Troberg in Cooper-Mini, Arne Berg in R8 Gordini, Kay Honkanen in Lotus Elite and many more…..


Skarpnack

Knutstorp

Ice racing

Reine’s results in the 5 races included in the tarmac SM:


Ring Knutstorp, AprilDnf

Skarpnäck, May2nd

Gelleråsen, MayDnf

Skarpnäck, September5th

Gelleråsen, October5th


Notable is that he set a lap record during the race at Ring Knutstorp in April that took some years before it was broken.

International Racing

Reine participated in two international races 1965. First one shown here is at Roskilde Ring in Denmark and the variety in the class is great.

Here's a great picture from the same race passing under the LUCAS bridge

Exactly 50 years later, Reine is back in the cockpit at Mantorp Park 2015

The second race was held in Sweden at Ring Knutstorp with more than 20 000 spectators. A record for the track.

Here behind Leif Englunds Elite in the pit lane

Race is on and Englund in front and Harry "Sputnik" Kjellström is just in front of Reine

Here´s the order over the finish line. Reine didn´t manage to beat the Cooper but he set a lap record that was never beaten on this old track....