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                                 On the road with Torsten Hallman

After viewing the "On the road with Heikki Mikkola" photo series, Torsten Hallman sent some photos to show how it was to travel on the GP circuit in the 50's and 60's. These photos really capture the day and provide a great insight of how life on the road in Europe really was. Living in Hotel Volvo, sleeping in tents and having lunch with cows. The dedication these riders had was truly remarkable. The Mikkola photos are traveling in luxury by comparison.

                  Photos courtesy of the Torsten Hallman archive

                                                                    That's Torsten working on his bike.

               

        

Tents and portable fold up table and chairs were the norm in the 50's and 60's. Traveling from country to country through all the border check points was a major part of the GP scene in these early days.