“That’s a hell of a nonsensical headline,” you might think. And you’re right, but NASCAR wishes someone like Swedish Southern rock outfit Psychosomatic Cowboys would write them a song like they did for the V8 ThunderCars series (which has a killer website). At this point, your head must be swimming with cognitive dissonance, so here are some answers:
(1) The Swedes love American cars. A lot.
(2) That’s Southern (American) rock, not Southern Swedish rock. I think. I don’t know if Southern Sweden is like the American South and the Psychosomatic Cowboy’s lead singer’s bass has a Confederate flag sticker on it. I have no concept of what they might possibly mean in Sweden. Truly, this whole Swedish Southern rock idea leaves more questions than answers.
(3) To that point, Psychosomatic Cowboys must be the strangest-ever name for a Southern rock band, possibly any band. Are they worried about caribou wrangling to the point of imagined illness? Or is this a complex mind-body disconnect caused by lonely Lapland nights? If so, they thankfully live in a place where they can get treatment for that from socialized medicine and thereby just become “Reasonably Healthy Cowboys” or “Better Work-Life Balance Cowboys.” Man, the rabbit hole just gets deeper…
(4) Anyway, on to cars. V8 ThunderCars is basically the Swedish analog of the current Trans-Am Series, although the field is almost entirely made up of Chevrolet Camaros. They typically run as a support series for the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship, which is itself woefully lacking in Camëros.
Follow the jump for the video—which features some great V8 ThunderCar action shot at Mantorp Park—in all its Swedish-American glory.
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