On the Pegs - June 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 6 - June 2022 - Page 177

Some time after New Year in 1917 , engineer & constructor Gustav Göthe was hired by Husqvarna . In a virgin magazine interview , Göthe stated : My first task was to develop solo- and sidecar units , he said , we were now ready to give up our dependency from abroad and produce an all-Swedish product . Due to new circumstances , we were forced changing our concept by only manufacturing solo machines that instead could be fitted with sidecars - easier and cost-effective .
When the 160-model was fitted with a sidecar , the outfit turned into the designation 500 . The sidecar was a sturdy construction , developed for transportaion , commuting &
racing . In 1922 , the 6-Days event was held in Switzerland and Pelle Svanbeck rode with Husqvarna ’ s chief engineer Gyllenram in the rigg . Unfortunately , they broke down after gearbox troubles . However , in the following year the Husqvarna team won on home grounds . In 1923 , the first Novemberkåsan had a separate sidecar class , won by the Huskyequipped rider J A Byland !
In a fullpage advertisement in the renowned motoring magazine ” Svensk Motorsport ”, it was announced that the Husqvarna Weapons Factory had delivered 43 units of their sidecar model 600 to the Swedish army . It happened in May 1926 and all the produced
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